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Space.City presents Ronald Rael: Notes from the Borderlands

January 23 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

$10

Ronald Rael will discuss how the borderlands are a site for creative production, and he will share his innovative work in 3D printing, and his long-term project, Borderwall as Architecture, an important re-examination of what the 700 miles of physical barrier that divides the United States of America from the United Mexican States is, and could be. It is both a protest against the wall and a projection about its future. He will present a series of propositions suggesting that the nearly seven hundred miles of wall is an opportunity for cultural and social development along the border that encourages its conceptual and physical dismantling, the lecture will take the audience on a journey along a wall that cuts through a “third nation” — the Divided States of America. On the way the transformative effects of the wall on people, animals, and the natural and built landscape are exposed and interrogated through the story of people who, on both sides of the border, transform the wall, challenging its existence in remarkably creative ways. Coupled with these real-life accounts are counterproposals for the wall, created by Rael’s studio, that reimagine, hyperbolize, or question the wall and its construction, cost, performance, and meaning. Rael proposes that despite the intended use of the wall, which is to keep people out and away, the wall is instead an attractor, engaging both sides in a common dialogue.

Tickets:
https://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/4474436

Details

Date:
January 23
Time:
6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Cost:
$10
Event Category:
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Website:
https://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/4474436

Venue

Seattle Public Library Central Location
1000 4th Avenue Level 4 Room 2
Seattle, WA 98104 United States
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Phone:
206-386-4636
Website:
http://www.spl.org/locations/central-library