Open to the Public

Public Lecture by Cameron Visiting Architect Teddy Cruz and Fonna Forman. With a population of over 5 million, the cities of San Diego and Tijuana comprise the largest metropolitan bi-national region in the world. But despite their shared destiny, these border cities lack collaborative urban policies that promote co-existence, mutual environmental interests, and common regional aspirations. The region is also characterized by dramatic social and economic inequality, exemplifying the urban asymmetry of metropolitan development across the globe, exacerbated by the hardening of US-Mexico border surveillance in the last years, and escalating hostility in the US toward immigrants. This lecture will ask: is there a cross-border citizen, whose idea of belonging is not defined by arbitrary jurisdictional borders or the identitarian politics of the nation state, but instead by the shared values, practices, and aspirations of the people who live across this region.

Sponsored by:
History of Arts and Architecture

Contact Organizer

Zz Griggs, Chelsea