Under the direction of Mexican architect Tatiana Bilbao, thirteen architecture studios and students across the United States and Mexico undertook the monumental task of attempting to capture the complex and dynamic region of the US/Mexican border. Two Sides of the Border envisions the borderland through fi ve themes: migration, housing and cities, creative industries, local production, tourism, and territorial economies. Building on a long-shared history in the region, the projects covered in this volume use design and architecture to address social, political, and ecological concerns along the shared border.
Featuring essays, student projects, interviews, special research, and a large photo project by Iwan Baan, Two Sides of the Border highlights the distinct qualities of this place. Altogether the book uses the tools of architecture, research, and photography to articulate an alternate reality within a contested region.
Available from June 2020
Edited by Tatiana Bilbao, Nile Greenberg, in collaboration with Yale School of Architecture
With photographs by Iwan Baan
With essays by Dorothée Dupuis, Diego del Valle Rios, Ana Paula Ruiz Galindo, Mecky Reuss, Gabriela Gomez-Mont, Carlos Hagerman, Valeria Luiselli, Minjae Kim, Ersela Kripa, Stephen Mueller, Sarah Lynn Lopez, Pedro Reyes, Carlos Zedillo
Design: Luke Bulman Office