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Beyond Encampment: Post-Trump Immigration Policy, From Central America to the US

The Mexican Cities Initiative is co-hosting a conversation with a group of designers working to re-conceive global migratory structures. The event’s organizers share more information below. 

Beyond Encampment is a series of conversations reflecting on design professionals’ efforts who work to change the paradigm of enclosure, and who practice models of urban integration and refugee resettlement through design activism. Rather than replicating large-scale encampment failures and the reactionary method of policing migration, we must proactively re-conceive forms of settlement at the terminus of forced migration and redesign the spatial plan and frameworks of refuge.
For the third conversation of the series: Post-Trump Immigration Policy, From Central America to the US, we will welcome Teddy Cruz and Fonna Forman from Studio Teddy Cruz + Fonna Forman, Mike Smith Loeb Fellow 2019 from Entre Nos Atelier, and Pablo Landa from Taller Nuevo Norte. We will engage in conversation pertaining to the border crisis, refugee and migrant integration. This conversation series aims to the forefront a worldwide, concurrent effort of designers invested in the improvement of lives and materializing real alternatives to the top-down formal apparatus—and its voids—in response to forced displacement.
Join us for the third conversation of the series on Monday, March 29 at 8:00 EST by registering at beyondencampment.com. You can also find the links to the previous conversations on the same website.