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Our Portal in Mexico City has moved around town, garnered major national and international press, and hosted celebrities including TV stars, musicians, politicians, etc. Right now, and for the past year, it has been part of the Centro de Cultura Digital (CCD), located at one of the most iconic spaces in Mexico City (The entrance to Chapultepec Park). The Mexico City Portal is run in partnership with TimeOut Mexico, the largest arts, culture and entertainment guide in Mexico. Since 2015, the Portal has moved to numerous sites including Fuente de los Cibeles (Plaza Villa Madrid), located at one of the most iconic neighbourhoods in Mexico City, Laboratorio Arte Alameda, a space dedicated to the exhibition, documentation, production, and research of artistic practices that relate to technology, Platoon Mexico, a global creative collective based in Berlin, Mexico City and Seoul, Museo Tamayo, a public contemporary art museum located in Chapultepec Park, that produces innovative international contemporary art exhibitions, using its collection of modern and contemporary art, as well as artworks from the collection of its founder, the artist Rufino Tamayo.
Criminal Justice Dialogues
The Portals Project in Mexico City this Summer 2017 will primarily focus on Criminal Justice Dialogues with Baltimore and Los Angeles in addition to special conversations and activities to be announced.
Criminal Justice Dialogues are conversations between cities and communities around the U.S. and Mexico about how people feel about policing in their communities as part of a research study conducted by the Justice Collaboratory at Yale University. These mutual one-on-one conversations on both sides ask participants to consider the following question:
There is a great deal in the news about how police interact with people in the communities where they work. How do you feel about police in your community?
Participants are also asked to complete short, confidential survey and to consent to being videotaped as part of this study. Researchers at Yale will utilize the confidential conversations to understand common themes that emerge in them. Video files are kept on a secured server that only these principal investigators have access to and all videos are professionally transcribed. Significant measures are undertaken to protect each participants' confidentiality. The video will never be used in presentations and the transcribed and written version will exist at Yale University to help to contribute to further knowledge and record on the topic.
Read more about the dialogues here.