Sharing Burritos Across the Border

Architecture prof. Ron Rael redesigns the U.S./Mexico border to encourage interesting interactions rather than just exclusion.

Rael is not a fan of the border, reports David Zax, but figures if it's going to be there, it should be better.


image courtesy of RAEL SAN FRATELLO ARCHITECTS

Zax writes: "Among the stations he [Rael] envisions along the wall are a volleyball court, a confessional, a lending library, a water catchment system, a wastewater treatment plant, a solar farm, and even a "burrito wall" featuring "a food cart inserted into the wall, allowing people from each side of the border to share a meal, chat and conduct business, all within full view of security.""

Full Story: Rethinking the U.S./Mexico Border Fence, With Bike Paths and Burrito Stands

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