Considering the Tijuana-San Diego border as a point of departure, the Political Equator traces an imaginary line along the US–Mexico border and extends it directly across a world atlas, forming a corridor of global conflict between the 30 and 36 degrees North Parallel. Along this imaginary border encircling the globe lie some of the world’s most contested thresholds.
THE POLITICAL EQUATOR 3
PE3 is a 2-day cross-border mobile conference and community forum held June 3rd and 4th 2011.
The third program in a series of bi-national conferences, PE3 continues to engage pressing regional socio-economic, urban and environmental conditions across the San Diego - Tijuana border. these meetings have been focusing on a critical analysis of local conflicts in order to re-evaluate the meaning of shifting global dynamics, across geo-political boundaries, natural resources and marginal communities. attracting an international roster of artists, architects, environmentalists, scholars, community activists and politicians, PE3 will focus on the Neighborhood as a Site of Production, investigating practices in the arts, architecture, science and the humanities that work with peripheral neighborhoods worldwide where conditions of social and economic emergency are inspiring new ways of thinking and doing across institutions of urban development and public culture.
ORGANIZERS Teddy Cruz, Oscar Romo and Andrea Skorepa
COLLABORATORS Casa Familiar/The Front and Alter-Terra Staff Deborah Forster, curator of technology Lucia SanRoman, curator of local artists Megan Willis, project organizer Mark Gusmann, director of graphic design Co-Habitation Strategies: Emiliano Gandolfi Miguel Robles-Duran Gabriela Rendón Lucia Babina with William Morrish, co-curators, PE-Consortium Matthias Gorelic, website designer Aaron Levy, media producer
CURATOR OF BLOG AND SOCIAL MEDIA Quilian Riano, DSGN AGNC