“Walk the line: The distributed Vertical Border” at the RIBA London

Developed by Mexico City-based curatorial platform Proyector, this exhibition focuses on the seven cities that initiate the distributed border through Mexico, exploring how the movement of migrants affects the environment of the territory they navigate.

 

“Walk the line: The distributed Vertical Border” © Proyector

 

The reactivation of the railway system in Mexico opened an informal channel for thousands of migrants from the North Triangle of Central America, fleeing an environment of violence and extreme poverty. The train network known as “La Bestia” became the means by which nearly half a million migrants who entered Mexico each year could travel through the country anonymously and directly, thus constituting a sort of vertical border that is distributed throughout the country.


 

“Walk the line: The distributed Vertical Border”
4 June – 6 July, 2019
RIBA Royal Institute of British Architects
66 Portland Place, London
United Kingdom

 


This exhibition explores how the movement and pauses of migrants affect the physical and imaginary environment of the territory they navigate. Focusing on the seven cities that initiate the distributed vertical border through Mexico, the exhibition spatialises trade, labour, screening, protection violence and obstruction through a coordinates system that traces the architectural objects that constitute the route.

 

“Walk the line: The distributed Vertical Border” © Proyector

“Walk the line: The distributed Vertical Border” © Proyector

“Walk the line: The distributed Vertical Border” © Proyector

 

The exhibition is developed by Proyector, a curatorial platform based in Mexico City, dedicated to promoting emerging voices in contemporary architectural research.


 

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