Happy 20th anniversary, NAFTA. This year, we ring in the new year with a reminder of the trade agreement that has rocked the lives of millions in the US, Mexico and Canada.
A group of artists commemorated this day with an installation at the San Diego-Tijuana border where the ugly bars of the border wall cut a path across the beach and extend 300 feet into the Pacific ocean.
Twenty black flags fluttered against the backdrop of the border wall on January 1, 2014, a reminder of “the twenty years of deaths brought about by NAFTA.” The title of the installation–A Future Memorial for NAFTA– imagines the death of this agreement itself. For more information, see A Future Memorial for NAFTA