LOS DUEÑOS DE LA CALLE

Después de una mañana ajetreada y productiva me dispuse a leer las noticias de los medios que habitualmente reviso. Hoy empecé con “La Nación”, de Argentina. Una nota en lugares secundarios detuvo la lectura y me trajo a escribir esta página del Cuaderno. El titular, con las fotos, trajo recuerdos entrañables: “Ahora, la moda es hacer campings y picnics en pleno Buenos Aires”.

La primavera, dice la nota, trajo la moda de aprovechar los espacios públicos para retornar a prácticas de la infancia, como los campamentos y picnics; repasa los sitios (hermosos, como Recoleta, Palermo o Retiro) en que este año los porteños o los visitantes puede acudir a comer, beber, conversar y disfrutar la esplendidez de Buenos Aires, con sus cielos azules, las amplias zonas arboladas y los jardines por doquier.

“La Nación” ejemplifica con un espacio llamado Camping, cuya descripción elocuente no amerita más palabras de quien escribe: “un espacio de encuentro con espíritu solidario. La idea es conocer gente nueva, cantar, elegir la música entre todos, y ayudar a que el entorno quede limpio y ordenado. Para eso, se pide que se separe la basura para el reciclaje y cada uno tiene que devolver los platos y cubiertos que usa”.

Más allá de los recuerdos gratos, de una cierta nostalgia de tango, sentí envidia de esa forma tan peculiar de la cultura argentina, que no hace concesiones en la apropiación de los espacios públicos. Los domingos o días festivos aquellas imágenes se me impregnaron en la retina y la memoria: cientos, miles de personas de todas edades y condiciones a lo largo de las amplias avenidas, en los camellones, en los jardines, en los parques, en cualquier pedazo de tierra sombreado o soleado (depende la hora), con algo para tomar o comer, para salir a ejercitarse, a jugar fútbol, leer o lo que a cada uno place.

En México conocí casos donde lo más público, lo colectivo, lo simbólico de una ciudad no es para todas las clases sociales. En Monterrey, por ejemplo, hace algunos años le pedí a una amiga que me llevara a conocer la Macroplaza. Me miró con sorpresa y, luego de asentir de mal modo, me dejó en claro que allí van las chachas los domingos, que no es un lugar para estar los profesores universitarios. En Colima no cualquier familia de ciertas clases sociales decide pasar un fin de semana en la Piedra Lisa. No quiero abundar.

La reivindicación de lo público como espacio de todos, de las niñas y niños, de los viejos o jóvenes, de todos los ciudadanos, además de generar sentidos de pertenencia y amistosidad, evita que lo público sea privatizado por los delincuentes o los malos ciudadanos. Si los ciudadanos, los niños, las adolescentes, los jóvenes, todos están en las calles, entonces no estarán allí los malosos.

Es cuestión de preguntarnos quiénes son los dueños de la calle, de lo público, o quiénes queremos que lo sigan siendo. Luego, a los gobiernos municipales y estatales, a los ciudadanos, nos toca la tarea más importante.

Comentarios

  1. 1E Jorge Luis Aguirre Martinez dice:

    -The fashion in Argentina are the campings and picnics ,according to the Nation newspaper.
    -The idea is to meet new people, singing, choose the music together, and help the environment is clean and tidy.
    -In my view this idea I feel very good, because it will help to know more people and detach a moment of smartphones.
    -Who owns the street, in public, or who want to remain so. Then, municipal and state governments, citizens, we touch the most important task.

  2. 1E Alan Guadalupe Machuca Silva dice:

    -In Mexico I met where the most public cases, collective, symbolic of a city is not for all classes
    -The idea is to meet new people, singing, choose the music together, and help the environment is clean and tidy.
    -For that, we ask that garbage for recycling separate and each must return flatware uses. ”
    -In Colima not any Un certain class family decide to spend a weekend at the Piedra Lisa.

  3. 1 E Mario Ruben Saucedo Alvarez dice:

    1-Yañez has a hard morning.
    2-Yañez reads Argentinas newspapers.
    3-The people make social classes.
    4-The social classes are bad.

  4. 1 E Ceballos Miranda Olga Isela dice:

    – Yanez feels envy of culture that exists in Argentina.
    – Due to the fact that in Mexico we don’t have anything close to that.
    – The streets have been taken by bad people.
    – Because they are not worthy of having certain social classes.

  5. Orlando Arias 1º"E" dice:

    We all interact in public spaces.
    Criminals do bad things when people leave.
    I also wonder, Who are the owners of the street?
    I would go to Argentina

  6. 1 K Alma Rosa Tafolla García dice:

    – Yañez got inspired to write this after reading a newspaper from Argentina.

    -In Argentina the people use to camp and share moments meeting new people while keeping the enviroment clean.

    -We could learn from the culture of Argentina

    -In Mexico the people is more preoccupied of caring about their social status that from keeping a good relationship with everyone else.

  7. 1 E Horacio Gerzaín Avalos Aguayo dice:

    -Yañez had a very busy morning.
    -Yañez started to read “the nation” from Argentina.
    -In mexico there is much discrimination.
    -The social classes in Mexico are very rare.

  8. 1 E Eduardo Angel De León Garcia dice:

    -The information come from all sides
    -The culture is something of born
    -At all the country a lot discrimination on skin color or religions.
    -The insecurity is part the conutry regrettably

  9. 1°K Paloma Torres Rodríguez dice:

    That’s great! That Argentina has decided to return to the open spaces.
    Well, I didn’t know that public spaces in México can’t be used by everyone.
    I am very surprised, that doesn’t seems fair for some.
    I really like how you write, even though I don’t understand many words you use.

  10. 1E - Alan Ulises Montes Rodríguez dice:

    1.- In Mexico, people no longer want to go outside of their houses because they fear something is going to happen to them.
    2.- Public places are no longer what we everyone initially thought, because nowadays you just don’t have the same freedom that everyone had back then.
    3.- I guess the only thing we can do to stop this is if everyone fights for it.
    4.- Every old man or woman remembers the times when Colima was one of the most secure places to live in, and now it just isn’t anymore.

  11. 1k Diaz Ortega Jose Ramon dice:

    Its great return to old costums.
    The country is the best place for vacations.
    We need to care our green places.
    There will always be discrimination.

  12. Ricardo Tomas Regalado Guerrero 1k dice:

    > the fact that in argentia people camping fence cities reveals the lack of free areas in that country.
    > but I do believe that there are many green areas in this country.
    > rather what happens is that many people in mexico is pretentious and believes that public places are for people of low economic level.
    > Despite this during the public celebrations can be seen that there are many more people who do not think like that and come out to celebrate together as brothers.

  13. 1K De Jesús Ceballos Fernando dice:

    >If we were more ordered we could be a better nation.

    >”La nación” is a good place to stay and coexist with the people.

    >In Mexico we have a lot of good and beautiful places.

    >We are the future of the nation, we can choose between a good place or the place we have nowadays.

  14. Gustavo Abraham Urbina Torres 1k dice:

    1. In Argentina out camping and picnic areas are carried in family recreation.
    2. In Mexico these things are not done because generally the parks are taken by criminals.
    3. In Mexico people have the bad idea of someone being of high level can not visit somewhere because it is for people of lower level as them.
    4. In Mexico should remove all the stereotypes that only poor people go to parks to spend family time.

  15. -Has reason that rich people do not go to such .
    -In Mexico its a problem hereditary.
    -This places are amazing.
    -Good word of ecological.

  16. 1K irving alexis vergara rodriguez dice:

    the change must be for all
    if all change mexico wouldbe a good place
    in argentina should have goog principles
    let us all this great change for a better mexico

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