Communicate

The Borderless Conversations are a way to engage the members of our network. Written and filmed interviews give a voice to those who want to contribute sharing their vision, thoughts and experiences studying and rethinking this border region.

One Region with Multiple [...]

I met Laura Gomez-Rodriguez in Brownsville, Texas; she had been working since late 2015 closely with the City of Brownsville as Strong Cities, Strong Communities (SC2) Initiative’s team lead. After a few visits to Brownsville, I’ve been impressed with Laura’s energy and enthusiasm working with local authorities and agencies in multiple projects. During my last visit in October, we had […]

One Region with Multiple Identities

I met Laura Gomez-Rodriguez in Brownsville, Texas; she had been working since late 2015 closely with the City of Brownsville as Strong Cities, Strong Communities (SC2) Initiative’s team lead. After a few visits to Brownsville, I’ve been impressed with Laura’s energy and enthusiasm working with local authorities and agencies in multiple projects. During my last visit in October, we had […]

Beyond the Symbolic

The first time that I heard about Torolab Collaborative was in 2004. Arquine, architecture magazine based in Mexico City was featuring Torolab’s work on the cover of their issue #28, under the title Territories. I remember it clearly – it was a simple and powerful cover, a bright red graphic composition with some kind of […]

A New Kind of Silicon Border

I had the opportunity to travel for the first time to Tijuana-San Diego last January. I could not have imagined how vibrant the San Ysidro crossing was. Even though the pedestrian navigation through the “Line” (how is referred by most of its users) is under renovation and expansion, the journey across this line has been […]

A Northern Periphery: Landscape and Urbanism in Chihuahua

Gabriel Diaz-Montemayor is the author of “A Northern Periphery” published in AULA 6, Architecture and Urbanism in Las Americas, University of Houston in 2012. BLW: What is the focus of your research in the border region? I am interested in the hybrid alienated urban landscapes of northern Mexico, far away from the economic center of […]