Convivencia Ciudadana lifts up Tijuana’s neighborhoods with art and engagement Convivencia Ciudadana lifts up Tijuana’s neighborhoods with art and engagement
Operation Gatekeeper: 20 Years of Militarizing the Border Operation Gatekeeper: 20 Years of Militarizing the Border
El Club Margaritas de Camino Verde, Tijuana El Club Margaritas de Camino Verde, Tijuana
Ciudad en Diálogo/ City in Dialogue: Tijuana artists engage with the urban landscape Ciudad en Diálogo/ City in Dialogue: Tijuana artists engage with the urban landscape
Tijuana Photo of the Day El Club Margaritas de Camino Verde, Tijuana

El Club Margaritas de Camino Verde, Tijuana

El Club Margaritas (The Daisy Club) is a group of women in the Colonia Camino Verde who meet to practice the traditional folkloric dances of Mexico. Here friends Mari Orozco, Olga Sifuentes, María Luisa Limón, Rosita Rodriguez pose for the camera at the 30th Anniversary Festival of Colonia Camino Verde […]

Border Wall Operation Gatekeeper: 20 Years of Militarizing the Border

Operation Gatekeeper: 20 Years of Militarizing the Border

San Diego, CA:  On October 1, 1994, the federal government implemented Operation Gatekeeper along the California border with Mexico, as part of a larger border enforcement strategy. Gatekeeper had the intention of pushing the migrant flow away from urban areas and into less visible, but inhospitable and harsh terrain. Today, on its […]

Migrant Stories Outsourcing workers: deported grandfather finds a U.S. job in Tijuana

Outsourcing workers: deported grandfather finds a U.S. job in Tijuana

Robert Vivar, a father and grandfather, made a good living working construction in Corona, California. That is, until he was tracked down by ICE and deported in 2011. Now, along with thousands of others recently deported from the U.S., Vivar works at Telvista, a call center and one of the […]

Tijuana Colonias Convivencia Ciudadana lifts up Tijuana’s neighborhoods with art and engagement

Convivencia Ciudadana lifts up Tijuana’s neighborhoods with art and engagement

Slide show and discussion on Saturday, October 11 at 7:00 PM in San Diego’s Art Produce Gallery, on University Avenue in North Park Tijuana is thriving. And you see this mostly in Tijuana’s neighborhoods, its rows of new master-planned communities decorating the landscape, “For Sale” signs on every corner. An […]

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Convivencia Ciudadana lifts up Tijuana’s neighborhoods with art and engagement
Tijuana Colonias

Convivencia Ciudadana lifts up Tijuana’s neighborhoods with art and engagement

Slide show and discussion on Saturday, October 11 at 7:00 PM in San Diego’s Art Produce Gallery, on University Avenue in North Park Tijuana is thriving. And you see this mostly in Tijuana’s neighborhoods, its rows of new master-planned communities decorating the landscape, “For Sale” signs on every corner. An […]

Operation Gatekeeper: 20 Years of Militarizing the Border
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Operation Gatekeeper: 20 Years of Militarizing the Border

San Diego, CA:  On October 1, 1994, the federal government implemented Operation Gatekeeper along the California border with Mexico, as part of a larger border enforcement strategy. Gatekeeper had the intention of pushing the migrant flow away from urban areas and into less visible, but inhospitable and harsh terrain. Today, on its […]

El Club Margaritas de Camino Verde, Tijuana
Tijuana Photo of the Day

El Club Margaritas de Camino Verde, Tijuana

El Club Margaritas (The Daisy Club) is a group of women in the Colonia Camino Verde who meet to practice the traditional folkloric dances of Mexico. Here friends Mari Orozco, Olga Sifuentes, María Luisa Limón, Rosita Rodriguez pose for the camera at the 30th Anniversary Festival of Colonia Camino Verde […]

Ciudad en Diálogo/ City in Dialogue: Tijuana artists engage with the urban landscape
Tijuana Urban Art

Ciudad en Diálogo/ City in Dialogue: Tijuana artists engage with the urban landscape

“Dull, inert cities, it is true, do contain the seeds of their own destruction and little else. But lively, diverse, intense cities contain the seeds of their own regeneration, with energy enough to carry over for problems and needs outside themselves.” –Jane Jacobs, The Death and Life of Great American […]

Questions remain in Border Patrol shooting of Nogales teenager José Antonio Elena Rodríguez
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Questions remain in Border Patrol shooting of Nogales teenager José Antonio Elena Rodríguez

On the night of October 10, 2012, a Border Patrol agent in Nogales, Arizona fired at least 14 shots from his assault rifle into Nogales, Sonora. Teenager José Antonio Elena Rodriguez was hit twice in the head and four times in the chest and was killed. The Border Patrol claimed […]

Creative Mornings Tijuana: Tijuana unites with creatives worldwide
Tijuana Urban Art

Creative Mornings Tijuana: Tijuana unites with creatives worldwide

Most people think they are more creative in the morning. Well, this morning Tijuana tested the theory with its second “Creative Mornings” event. At 8 AM at the offices of the advertising agency Fotográfika in downtown Tijuana, the creative community of the city gathered for gourmet coffee, delicious fresh breads, […]

Optica Cancun, Centro Tijuana
Tijuana Photo of the Day

Optica Cancun, Centro Tijuana

Optica Cancun expresses the texture, color, and style of downtown Tijuana.

Deported U.S. Veterans wait in Tijuana, hope to return home to families
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Deported U.S. Veterans wait in Tijuana, hope to return home to families

“What would happen if we tore down this wall at the border? Look at the world we live in.” Hector Barajas understands the need for the United States to guard its borders, he tells me, as we sit next to the border wall in Tijuana, Mexico. “Look at where we’re […]

Aesthetic Dislocations: TJ in China Project Space remakes Tijuana’s Image
Border Art / Tijuana Urban Art

Aesthetic Dislocations: TJ in China Project Space remakes Tijuana’s Image

Jammed in the corner of the republic, up against the border wall with San Diego, Tijuana can feel a little claustrophobic. Not everybody sees it this way, of course. Tijuana’s condition as a border city has been celebrated in more expansive terms in recent decades as a city that thrives […]

Del Golfo al Pacífico: fotografías de migración
Border Art

Del Golfo al Pacífico: fotografías de migración

The workers of the world are on the move. And this movement has accelerated in the past ten years like nothing we have seen in human history. Around 232 million people are international migrants today, nearly 3.2% of the world’s population, living outside their country of origin. The exhibition “Del […]