Participation in various studies and research

The Pasaje Begoña Association participates in a wide range of studies, research, Final Degree Projects and Master’s Degree Projects (TFG and TFM) related to the Pasaje Begoña in Torremolinos. Among others, the following stand out:

  • Final Degree Project «LGTBI tourism in Torremolinos«. Clara Sandino Miguel. Faculty of Tourism. University of Málaga. 2018.

This work is a research that, through history and sociology, tries to give an answer to the origin of the LGTB tourism phenomenon in the town of Torremolinos in Malaga since its beginnings. It contextualises who makes up this group and why. It analyses what the existence of this tourist segment means, the elements of the context of the town, the country and the mentality of society that helped the emergence of LGTB tourism precisely in this place, and its evolution and development. Finally, it explains the consolidation of Torremolinos as one of the most important LGBT destinations in Spain today.

  • Local Plan of Intervention in disadvantaged areas of Torremolinos Norte. Javier Espinosa Mateos. Regional Government of Andalusia. Torremolinos Town Council. 2019.

Several representatives of the Pasaje Begoña Association have participated in the preparation of the Local Plan of Intervention in disadvantaged areas of Torremolinos Norte. This document sets out the compensation mechanisms so that people living in areas in need of social transformation can access the different Social Protection Systems: education, health, social services and employment, as well as other public services. This document also sets out the principles, axes, objectives, measures, procedures, governance structures and criteria defined in the ERACIS in the process of formulation, implementation, monitoring and evaluation.

  • Final Degree Project «Rumours in the Spanish press in the 60s and 70s: The case of the Begoña Passage in Torremolinos». Anisia Isabel Gil García. Faculty of Journalism. University of Málaga. 2020.

This work explores the informative phenomenon of rumour between 1962-1971. Specifically, it deals with the importance of rumours at that time. It analyses how false news served to clarify the Begoña Passage as an immoral and even dangerous place and how this biased information could have affected the decision to order the Great Raid on 24 June 1971.

  • Research study on hate crimes and LGTBI aggressions in Torremolinos. Javier Postigo Martínez. Torremolinos Town Council. 2020.

This research work is currently in progress.

  • Final Degree Thesis Odd Fellows. The Begoña Passage in Torremolinos as a laboratory for testing a public space of freedom in Francoism Spain. Rafael Pérez Ariza. School of Architecture. University of Granada. 2020.

This work deals with the influence of tourism on the Costa del Sol on architecture from the beginning of its development in the 1960s to the present day. It has been a laboratory in which to test new architectures and new ways of life that would articulate
our cities.

With the arrival of tourism in our country, an idea of the city and temporary space is generated that allows for a more flexible socialisation. This would be taken advantage of by a marginalised population, the LGTB community of the time, which was banned from public space, appropriating and becoming visible in it for the first time in Spain during the Franco dictatorship.

This occurs, within the Andalusian context, in the Pasaje Begoña, a nightlife corridor that crosses a building of the same name, a tourist apartment building in the city of Torremolinos.

The Begoña building will become the focus of this study, an architecture from which to recognise the two faces of a city, the visible and accepted one together with another, invisible and hidden, in which some «strange» types find a common place of freedom.

  • Final Degree Project «Psychiatrisation of sexual dissidence«. Javier Santos Osuna. Faculty of Medicine. University of Málaga 2020. 

This work addresses the issue of sexual dissidence during Franco’s regime from the perspective of psychiatrisation and criminalisation. We work with oral sources and clinical archives to approach this question of the influence of political and religious ideology on the regulation of bodies and sexualities, which was central to the development of 20th century totalitarianism.

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