Tatiana Bilbao, Ayesha S. Ghosh, Nile Greenberg (eds.)

Two Sides of the Border

Reimagining the Region

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 five 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.

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 five 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.


“The publication combines imagination, rigorous research and a bit of activism.
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Edited by Tatiana Bilbao, Nile Greenberg, Ayesha S. Ghosh, in collaboration with Yale School of Architecture

With photographs by Iwan Baan

With essays by Miguel Fernández De Castro and Natalia Mendoza, Carla Fernandez and Pedro Reyes, Stephen Haff and Students, Carlos Hagerman, Andrei Harwell, Minjae Kim, Ersela Kripa, Sarah Lynn Lopez, Monica Lozano, Alejandro Morales Luperca, Stephen Mueller, Terremoto and Diego del Valle Ríos, Thomas Paturet, Carlos Zedillo

Design: Luke Bulman Office

16,5 × 24 cm, 6 ½ × 9 ½ in

488 pages, 350 illustrations

paperback

2020, 978-3-03778-608-6, English
CHF 40.00

Tatiana Bilbao

Tatiana Bilbao is a leading voice in contemporary architecture. She founded Tatiana Bilbao ESTUDIO, a Mexico City based architecture studio, in 2004 with the aim of integrating social values, collaboration and sensitive design approaches to architectural work. Among the studio’s architectural projects are the Culiacán Botanical Garden, the Pilgrimage Route in Jalisco, an institutional building on the UDEM campus, a research center of the Sea of Cortez, and a social housing prototype displayed at the 2015 Chicago Biennial. Bilbao holds a recurring teaching position at Yale University School of Architecture and has taught at Harvard University GSD, AA Association in London, Columbia University GSAPP, Rice University, University of Andrés Bello in Chile, and Peter Behrens School of Arts at HS Dusseldorf in Germany. She was born and grew up in Mexico City.

Iwan Baan

Photo Iwan Baan

Iwan Baan (*1975) is a Dutch photographer based between Amsterdam and the U.S., known primarily for images that narrate the life and interactions that occur within architecture. His artistic approach has given matters of architecture an approachable and accessible voice, focusing on the perspectives of the everyday individuals who give meaning and context to the architecture and spaces that surround us. In 2012, he received the Golden Lion at the Venice Biennale for his work on the Torre David in Caracas, Venezuela, gaining him further international acclaim. Architects turn to Baan to give their work a sense of place. Baan’s first major retrospective of his globally renowned oeuvre is on show at the Vitra Design Museum in Weil am Rhein from 21 October 2023 – 3 March 2024.