Joán Camilo Lopez coordinates the Youth, Peace, and Security Program. He previously coordinated the Urban Violence Prevention project in Medellin, Colombia. He is currently doing his graduate work at the City University of New York–Graduate Center, where he seeks to write a thesis drawing on his ethnographic work among youth leaders in Medellin. Joan is particularly interested in understanding the role of art in youth resistance movements and its relation to the production of historical memory in Colombia. Through a materialistic perspective, he seeks to suggest an analysis of how the memory of violence and conflict is being remembered and represented by some of the youth that has experienced violence in all its expressions in the past 30 years in the northwest region of Colombia.