What if the border became more human?
Ron Rael, an assistant professor of architecture at UC Berkeley, is no fan of the wall that demarcates the US and Mexican borders. Rael sees the 700 mile long wall as overpriced, destructive to the environment, ineffective and deadly, due to the many deaths from dehydration encountered by those trying to cross it in the desert. Yet for the time being, the wall is here to stay. Rael’s solution? Try to turn into a force that can promote exchange, help the environment and the economy. This may be idealistic, but the projet does prompt a discussion on the effects of “border protection”.
For more about Ron Rael and his ideas, click here, or watch the above video.