Life and death of Homeless in Chile: state of exception, memory, and urban metabolism
by Nelson Arellano-Escudero, ICOHTEC Secretary General, Universidad Academia de Humanismo Cristiano, Santiago de Chile
2 June 2022 18.00 CEST (online)
The data from Fundación Gente de la Calle in Santiago de Chile has made it possible to establish that living on the street or homeless decreases the life expectancy of people who experience this way of violence.
Along with this, this Foundation has implemented a program so that the General Cemetery of Santiago de Chile has a mausoleum and memorial for people who usually do not have a funeral at the time of their death.
These facts allow us to understand the state of exception in which the lives of thousands of people live, as well as the oblivion to which they are subjected as part of the expressions of violence that the urban metabolism generates in the megacities of Latin America.
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