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Politics recovered: "If we change as citizens, our cities change"

Mónica Villegas shares her passion for cities. She knows that it is precisely in the humanity of cities where we can find the air that can set us free. Español Português

The conversation with Monica Villegas was extremely interesting.

We share a passion for cities, that most successful artifact in history. We are used to dealing with both indicators and sensations - maybe because, as an Argentine, I have grown accustomed to partisan public statistics (or "alternative data", as they now say).

In any case, I warmly recommend this interview with an intelligent and sensitive woman who knows that, sometimes, technique can leave us out of breath. Above all, she knows that it is precisely in the humanity of cities where we can find the air that can set us free.

Below, the full interview:

 

Politics Recovered is a series of interviews to 11 leading members of the Network of Political Innovation in Latin America. Taking advantage of the fact that they were meeting in Buenos Aires, Agustín Frizzera asked them what their vision of the new ways of doing politics is, and how do they approach the building of citizens’ rights and the inclusive use of technology.

About the authors

Agustín Frizzera es miembro y cofundador del Partido de la Red y miembro fundador del Grupo Interrupción y de la Asociación Civil Sumando en Argentina, licenciado en sociología por la Universidad de Buenos Aires y máster en gestión urtbanística por la Universidad Politécnica de Cataluña en Barcelona.

Agustín Frizzera is a member and co-founder of the Network Party and a founding member of the Grupo Interrupción and of the Asociación Civil Sumando in Argentina. He holds a bachelor degree in Sociology from the University of Buenos Aires and a master's degree in Urban Management from the Polytechnic University of Catalonia in Barcelona.

Mónica Villegas es Directora del laboratorio de cultura ciudadana de corpovisionarios. Es antropóloga de la Universidad de los Andes con maestrías en Políticas del Desarrollo del Instituto de Estudios de Desarrollo Económico y Social de la Universidad de París I Pantheon-Sobornne y en Geografía y Ordenamiento Territorial y Urbanismo del Instituto de Altos Estudios de América Latina de la Universidad de París III Sorbonne-Nouvelle.


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