Project Archives: Resist 2017: BORDERS

In our Resist 2017 exhibit BORDERS, the students in our paired course, Imaging Violence and Nonviolence, are shedding light on the increasing worldwide effort to of keep people out. Walls along borders are becoming a common approach: while in 1989 there were 15 border walls globally; today there are 70, with more and more coming. Of course, people keep arriving, fleeing war and persecution or in search of a better life, but the routes they travel are becoming increasingly dangerous. Our fear of the “other” is fostering this effort to build walls, but are they making us more secure and is there a better way? This is the guiding question behind this exhibit.

 

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