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Labyrinths in the contemporary city

This article aims to stimulate tension between the points of connection and dilution within the borders between the public and the private categories, through dialogues held with the works of charles Baudelaire, Walter Benjamin, Fredric Jameson and Marc Augé. The authors use the image of a maze (a symbol of the old city that was extinguished within the modern city) to propose a reflection on some of the paths and wanderers that are considered leftovers from the older cities.The scenario that motivates this discussion is the experience of the newspaper Boca de Rua, written by street dwellers in Porto Alegre.

Image of a maze; Modern city; Contemporaneous city; Street dwellers

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