A map against inequality

Atlas Madrid’ is a project whose purpose is to map Madrid’s initiatives by groups of people who work together to build a city that is liveable, sustainable, inclusive and open to citizen participation.

The project will unveil its new map at the 2nd World Forum on Urban Violence and Education for Coexistence and Peace, to be held in Madrid from 5 to 8 November

Can you imagine a way to view all the initiatives undertaken by groups of neighbours and other collectives in Madrid at a glance? What if contacting them and learning about what they are doing were just a click away? Well, this can all be done now, thanks to an interactive map developed since 2013 by a team of members from Federación Regional de Asociaciones Vecinales de Madrid (FRAVM), Intermediae Matadero, Zuloark + Lys Villalba, Vivero de Iniciativas Ciudadanas (VIC), Paisaje Transversal, Sodeste and Todo por la Praxis.

The new map of Madrid, ‘Atlas Madrid’, shows all he initiatives undertaken by local people to build a city that is liveable, sustainable, inclusive and open to participation.

Available at Los Madriles and CIVICS, the map shows a vibrant but invisible city – evidence of the existence of pro-active and inquisitive groups of citizens.

The project will introduce a new resource at the 2nd World Forum on Urban Violence and Education for Coexistence and Peace, to be held in Matadero Madrid from 5 to 8 November. The Forum will gather local leaders, international organisations and networks, scholars, development NGOs, and the general public, who are interested in the eradication of violence. The experience will be part of Panel 2 on aporophobia (fear of poverty and poor people) and social exclusion.

The new resource is a map that brings together initiatives fostering coexistence and solidarity, fighting inequality and promoting access to economic, social and cultural rights. In other words, initiatives aimed at consolidating Madrid as a city of peace. The map, dynamic and open to regular updates, includes about 120 experiences being carried out across the city.

The map will be shown at the Forum, which will gather experiences from all over the world, turning the Spanish capital into a meeting place for people who are interested in thinking about, discussing, and finding solutions for urban environments to eradicate violence.

To view the maps already available from Los Madriles, follow this link. You will find initiatives by neighbours and groups classified by subject, location or agent.

‘Atlas Madrid’ shows a large number of local initiatives and the people behind them, who work to build a better city. You cannot afford to miss it!