Optica Cancun expresses the texture, color, and style of downtown Tijuana.
“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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
Paola D. Aguirre, creator and co-director of the interdisciplinary project, The Borderless Workshop, interviews Tijuana architect Rene Peralta, on the future of our border. Peralta is a professor and director of the Master’s Program in Landscape Urbanism at Woodbury University in San Diego, and is principle architect in his own […]
David Maung, a photojournalist who has lived nearly 20 years in Tijuana, has spent the past 12 years documenting the processes of migration in the region. On Friday, March 28, 2014, he presented his work at the Centro Cultural Tijuana (CECUT), photos with intimacy and tenderness, capturing everyday moments in […]
“This is something everyone knows: A well-used city street is apt to be a safe street. A deserted city street is apt to be unsafe.” –Jane Jacobs, The Death and Life of Great American Cities (1961) Indeed, as Jane Jacobs argued in 1961, what makes a city great is the […]
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 […]