At The Border

As twentieth-century dreams of globalization continue shattering into the third decade of the new millennium, what we find in their wake are borders. Regardless of its scale, the border takes the self as its subject, defining it in relation to an other. Today, these borders are both physical and digital, geographical and political, all around and deep within us.

Nick Axel
Jan Boelen
Charlotte Dumoncel d’Argence
Nikolaus Hirsch

At The Border is a collaboration between A/D/O and e-flux Architecture within the context of its 2019/2020 Research Program.

Tatiana Bilbao and Ayesha S. Ghosh
Where is the border?
Lorenzo Pezzani
Hostile Environments
Mahmoud Keshavarz and Shahram Khosravi
The Magic of Borders
Cristina Goberna Pesudo
The Unrequited Architectures of Desire
Andrew Herscher and Ana María León
At the Border of Decolonization
Andrea Bagnato
Staying at Home
Lydia Kallipoliti
Zoom In, Zoom Out
Theo Deutinger
Let’s Call it a Wall
Daniel Fernández Pascual
Littoral Ambiguities
Caitlin Blanchfield and Nina Valerie Kolowratnik
Significant Impact
Ersela Kripa & Stephen Mueller
An Ultraviole(n)t Border
Justin McGuirk
Space Unleashed
Ifor Duncan and Stefanos Levidis
Weaponizing a River
Nick Axel, Jan Boelen, Charlotte Dumoncel d’Argence, and Nikolaus Hirsch
Andrea Bagnato

Andrea Bagnato is an architect and researcher. He is currently head of publications for the Sharjah Architecture Triennial. This essay stems from the long-term research project Terra Infecta.

Tatiana Bilbao

Tatiana Bilbao founded her eponymous studio in 2004 with the aim of integrating social values, collaboration, and sensitive design approaches to architectural work. Prior to founding her firm, Bilbao was an Advisor in the Ministry of Development and Housing of the Government of the Federal District of Mexico City.

Caitlin Blanchfield

Caitlin Blanchfield is a PhD candidate in Architectural History at Columbia University’s Graduate School of Architecture, Planning, and Preservation. Caitlin is a founding editor of the Avery Review, and co-author of the recent book Modern Management Methods: Architecture, Historical Value, and the Electromagnetic Image with Farzin Lotfi-Jam (Columbia Books on Architecture and the City, 2019).

Theo Deutinger

Theo Deutinger is an architect, writer, and designer of socio-cultural studies. He is founder and head of TD, an office that combines architecture with research, visualization, and conceptual thinking in all scale levels from global planning, urban master plans, and architecture to graphical and journalistic work.

Ifor Duncan

Ifor Duncan is a London-based writer and researcher. He recently completed his PhD at the Centre for Research Architecture (CRA), Goldsmiths, University of London, and currently teaches at CRA, and the Royal College of Art.

Daniel Fernández Pascual

Daniel Fernández Pascual is a London-based spatial practitioner. Together with Alon Schwabe and under the name of Cooking Sections, they explore the systems that organize the world through food. Using installation, performance and mapping, their research-based practice operates within the overlapping boundaries between visual arts, architecture, and geopolitics.

Dan Fox

Dan Fox is a writer, musician and filmmaker. He is the author of two books, Limbo and Pretentiousness: Why It Matters. He is based in New York.

Ayesha S. Ghosh

Ayesha S. Ghosh is a designer, project manager and head of research for Strategic Projects and Investigation at Tatiana Bilbao Estudio, in Mexico City. She holds a Masters of Architecture from Columbia University’s GSAPP.

Cristina Goberna Pesudo

Cristina Goberna Pesudo is a New York and Barcelona-based architect, critic, educator and founder of Fake Industries Architectural Agonism and Epic Architecture. Her work explores the potential of Agonism and Epic Theatre in architecture, academia, and beyond. She is currently a Visiting Lecturer at the Royal College of Art in London.

Charles Heller

Charles Heller is a researcher and filmmaker whose work has a long-standing focus on the politics of migration within and at the borders of Europe. He is currently Research Associate at the Centre on Conflict, Development and Peacebuilding (CCDP), Graduate Institute, Geneva. Together with Lorenzo Pezzani, in 2011 Heller co-founded Forensic Oceanography, a collaborative project based at Goldsmiths, University of London.

Andrew Herscher and Ana María León

Andrew Herscher and Ana María León are co-founders of the Settler Colonial City Project, a research collective focused on the collaborative production of knowledge about cities on Turtle Island/Abya Yala/The Americas as spaces of ongoing settler colonialism, Indigenous survivance, and struggles for decolonization.

Lydia Kallipoliti

Lydia Kallipoliti is an Assistant Professor of Architecture at The Cooper Union in New York and the author of The Architecture of Closed Worlds (2018). She is the principal of ANAcycle thinktank.

Mahmoud Keshavarz and Shahram Khosravi

Mahmoud Keshavarz and Shahram Khosravi are founders of Critical Border Studies, a network for academics, artists, and activists for interdisciplinary studies on borders. They are co-editors of Seeing Like a Smuggler: Borders from Below (forthcoming, Pluto Press).

Nina Valerie Kolowratnik

Nina Valerie Kolowratnik is an architect and researcher currently based in Vienna. Her practice is situated in the context of forced migration and cultural claims to territory and develops spatial notational systems that operate within human rights debates. Since 2014 she has been teaching at Columbia University GSAPP, and Technische Universität Wien. Nina is the author of The Language of Secret Proof: Indigenous Truth and Representation (Sternberg Press, 2019).

Ersela Kripa & Stephen Mueller

Ersela Kripa & Stephen Mueller are faculty at Texas Tech University College of Architecture (CoA), where they direct POST—Project for Operative Spatial Technologies, a CoA research center. Kripa and Mueller are architects and founding partners of AGENCY.

Stefanos Levidis

Stefanos Levidis is a researcher at Forensic Architecture and PhD candidate at the Centre for Research Architecture (CRA), Goldsmiths, University of London.

Cindy Lin

Cindy Lin is a PhD candidate in the School of Information and the Science, Technology, and Society program at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. She is currently engaged in long term dissertation fieldwork with state science agencies and global tech corporations that are developing techniques to address peatland fires.

MAP Office

MAP Office is a multidisciplinary platform devised by Laurent Gutierrez and Valérie Portefaix, based in Hong Kong since 1996.

Justin McGuirk

Justin McGuirk is a writer and curator based in London. He is the chief curator at the Design Museum and the founder of Design Curating & Writing at Design Academy Eindhoven. He has been the director of Strelka Press, the design critic of The Guardian, and the editor of Icon magazine.

Brett Neilson

Brett Neilson is Professor at the Institute for Culture and Society, Western Sydney University. With Sandro Mezzadra, he is author of Border as Method and The Politics of Operations. With Ned Rossiter, he has coordinated the research projects Transit Labour: Circuits, Regions, Borders; Logistical Worlds: Infrastructure, Software, Labour; and Data Farms: Circuits, Labour, Territory. With Ilias Marmaras and Anna Lascari, he is responsible for the conceptualisation of the serious game Cargonauts.

Kyong Park

Kyong Park is professor at the Department of Visual Arts at the University of California, San Diego (since 2007), and the founding director of StoreFront for Art and Architecture in New York (1982-1998). He is the author of Urban Ecology: Detroit and Beyond (2005) and Imagining Eurasia: Visualizing A Continental History (2019).

Lorenzo Pezzani

Lorenzo Pezzani is an architect and researcher. He is currently Lecturer in Forensic Architecture at Goldsmiths, University of London. Since 2011, he has been working on Forensic Oceanography, a collaborative project that critically investigates the militarized border regime in the Mediterranean Sea, and has co-founded the WatchTheMed platform.

Jason Waite

Jason Waite is a curator and part of the collective Don't Follow the Wind, working with artists and forcibly displaced residents to create an exhibition inside the Fukushima exclusion zone hosted in residents' former homes. As the zone is still closed to the public, the exhibition is waiting to be seen, and for the residents to be able to return.

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