Carlos Salamanca Violence(s) and Spatial Justice Debate in Latin America

Considering violence in relation to spatial justice implies placing practices of violence in the social and political contexts, and relating them to the way social inequalities are created and reproduced by space and in space. We will do a comprehensive review of the studies and researches that have explored this topic in Latin America during the last three decades through three aspects: firstly, State terrorism and violence; secondly, tensions derived from memory, truth and justice vindications; and thirdly, practices of violence as a result of neoliberal policies of security.

Carlos Salamanca is a Colombian architect who holds a PhD in Anthropology from École des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales (EHESS), Paris. He lives and works in Argentina as a Research Fellow at CONICET, where he leads the Interdisciplinary Program Espacios, Políticas, Sociedades at Centro de Estudios Interdisciplinarios of Universidad Nacional de Rosario (UNR). Carlos Salamanca specializes in interdisciplinary work regarding space as an epistemological and political problem.