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22 Jul 2007
Mexico City
La Lleca - means "la calle" (the street) is a slang word used by prisoners in penitetiaries in Mexico City.

La Lleca is more than a critique of the prison system in Mexico. It attempts to generate knowledge that is linked to and that has an effect on our lives.

The aim of the project is not artistic production per se; rather the project is what we term a “social intervention”—meaning that it attempts to change the institutional space a specific prison in Mexico City, its functioning, and the power relations that structure it both on a micro- and macro-level, while, at the same time, providing a physical and psyche space for the development of various workshops, relationships, and projects in collaboration with members of La Lleca.

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