Gentrificación e higienización del espacio en el Callao, Pe´ru: Barrio de Castilla

Elder Cuevas-Calderon, Jaime Vargas-Villafuerte

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This main objective of this work is to analyse how gentri- fication in a metropolitan neighbourhood starts to shift its residents in order to favour a fleeting population (tourists/ consumers). Therefore, we explore Peruvian neighbour- hood Castilla’s, in the Historic Center of Callao, Perú, in- habitants’ perception regarding a private investment proj- ect (Monumental Callao) through qualitative techniques (semi structured interviews, non-participant observation, official data revision). In order to interpret our findings, we’ve combined semiotics of space theory along with ur- banism to be able to give them an understanding that not only concentrates on the ontology of space but in their so- cial relationships and its execution with urban processes. The results show that Castilla’s gentrification has been at- tached to a process of hygienization of the space, where one can only demand rights as long as they become a consumer.
Original languageSpanish (Peru)
Pages (from-to)191
Number of pages203
JournalBitácora Urbano Territorial
Issue number30
StatePublished - 2020

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