Evelyn Oz presents the work of ANS Border Gallery, a group of urban artists from Ciudad Juarez making artistic interventions in the fabric of their border city.
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BY HERIBERTO IBARRA
@ VOL 11
ON OCT 10, 2015
Hypermodernism thru the eyes of a binational photographer. Two countries, three states, two cities merged into one persona. Traveling thru countries is an everyday thing when living in a diverse border town full of color, flavor and a distinctive separation; photographing it becomes necessary to capture as much as possible to bring the hypermodernism of ones eye.
Border Contraband: A History in Six Minutes
BY GEORGE DÍAZ
@ VOL 6
ON MAR 01, 2016
Far from Washington, DC, and Mexico City, border people smuggled licit and illicit products. While bureaucrats attempted to control the smugglers, they were celebrated in popular culture, and some rose to be pillars of their communities. This talk by speaker George Díaz outlines the ebb and flow of an array of commodities and the lives of those who subverted federal laws, whether for profit or survival, on both sides of the border.
The HyBridge Project
BY FERNANDO TREJO
@ VOL 12
ON FEB 25, 2016
The Hybridge project is a theoretical binational, urban intervention proposed by FERNANDO TREJO for the El Paso \ Juarez Borderplex. The name is a linguistic bridge between the words “Hydrid” and “Bridge”. The project is a hybrid between a civic space (for the proposed Binational Environmental Protection Agency), international border crossing station, public park, and pedestrian bridge.
The apex of the bridge building serves as the physical and metaphorical middle ground that hosts for the proposed Binational EPA headquarters.
As a border crossing station, the Hybridge provides space for security check points on both ends as well as all the necessary requirements for such an operation: office space, holding cells, labs, and beaurocratic service spaces.
The public park segment of the project is an urban neutral zone but unlike the Cordova Island of the early 1900’s this area will serve as a space for unity.
The parks’ extended arm, floats over the Plaza de la Mexicanidad to serve as an auxiliary viewing platform of both La “X” and the amphitheater.
And as a pedestrian bridge over the border, the project attaches it self to a larger urban matrix of bus lines and bike paths. The ends of the parks allow for automobile parking and pick-up zones for pedestrians.
Building Bridges, Not Walls at the US - Mexico Border
BY WILLIAM HELM
@ VOL 134
ON MAR 18, 2016
"We hope whoever becomes president builds more bridges instead of walls [because] we are sister cities, divided only by the river."
In Building Bridges, Not Walls at the US - Mexico Border from PKN Tokyo Vol 134, PechaKucha Night El Paso City Organizers (and acclaimed architects) William Helm and Edgar Lopez describe the symbiotic relationship of the sister cities of El Paso and Juarez. The residents of the two cities activate a third space of the US/Mexico border, called "Pass of the North" which produces a rich milieu of creativity, art and culture. In this place which was historically known as "Paso del Norte" along the Spanish road from Mexico City to Santa Fe, the two cities have come together to use the PechaKucha conversation to bridge across the border. 20 x 20 x 2 cities = building bridges not walls.
The Spirit of the Border seen through Collective Weddings
BY JOSE MIRALES REYES
@ VOL 15
ON FEB 17, 2017
Juarez based phtotographer Jose Mirales Reyes presents a touching photographic project in which he aims to capture the spirit of the border through portraits of couples who get married in collective weddings.
Life as we know it: a project of Vision del Norte
BY REBECCA WILSON
IN EL PASO
Vision del Norte is a non-profit organization whose purpose is to make photography accessible to under-resourced communities along the border region in Mexico. In June, they partnered with Hoger de Niños Emmanuel, a children’s home in Juarez, putting on a workshop for some of the kids there. The presentation is about this project, including some images that the children captured. Rebecca Wilson shares.
Violence, Gender and Identity
BY ALEJANDRA ARAGON
@ VOL 15
ON FEB 17, 2017
Visual artist, filmmaker and photographer Alejandra Aragon explores the relationship between violence, gender and identity through her work. Based in Juarez, Mexico, Alejandra's exploration of gender through her photography begins with a series of autobiographic work before revealing the exploitation of women and victims of femicide in the border region.
Do Mexico's Journalists want a Safe House?
BY PATRICK TIMMONS
@ VOL 16
ON JUN 29, 2017
Mexico is the most dangerous country in the world to be a journalist. Freelance human rights investigator and journalist Patrick Timmons shares the staggering statistics: 130 journalists dead or disappeared since 2000. Official protection mechanisms do not work so what informal methods do journalists need to keep themselves safe? Patrick proposes a refuge that may be part of the answer.