“The city was shared and we weren’t invited”: collective action and the construction of a notion of a city in the Debaixo Collective.

Abstract This article aims to analyze the process of constructing a notion of a city by the Coletivo Debaixo and its work on the “right to the city” agenda between 2013 and 2016 in Aracaju. For this, we use as empirical reference the fanzines published by the collective for the diffusion of the cause. In this sense, the work demonstrates the local translation process elaborated by the collective around the idea of a city as a social problem and a political space whose dispute can be through the use of cultural occupation.