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The Contemporary U.S. - Mexico Border and Its Future



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Hyperborder: The Contemporary U.S. - Mexico Border and Its Future by Fernando Romero
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Roving vigilantes, fear-mongering politicians, hysterical pundits, and the looming shadow of a 700-mile-long fence: the U.S.Mexico border is one of the most complex and dynamic areas on the planet today. With more than one million daily crossings, the border has increasingly has become a hotbed for debate. But too often its complexities are viewed through the myopic lens of illegal immigration, ignoring a multitude of other critical issues that include health, the environment, drug trafficking, free trade, and post-9/11 security. "Hyperborder" provides the most nuanced portrait yet of this dynamic region. Author Fernando Romeropresents a multidisciplinary perspective informed by interviews with numerous academics, researchers, and organizations. He begins by examining issues faced by other border regions including those dividing North and South Korea and Israel and Palestine. A brief summary of the U.S.Mexico border's recent history provides a much-needed context for a detailed portrait of the many unique issues the two countries face today. Romero uses current economic, political, social, andenvironmental trends to project potential scenariosboth positive and negativefor the border at the midway mark of the twenty-first century. Provocatively designed in the style of other kinetic large-scale studies like Rem Koolhaas's "Content" and Bruce Mau's "Massive Change, Hyperborder" is an exhaustively researched report from the front lines of the border debate. Nonpartisan in its politics and tackling issues from both U.S. and Mexican perspectives, this book is essential reading for anyone who wishes to understandand find solutions forthe many intertwined issues that define this complex region of the world, and others like it.

Author Biography

Fernando Romero is the founder of Laboratory of Architecture (LAR), a Mexico City-based architecture firm established with the ambition of addressing contemporary society through a process of architectural translation and urban study. He worked as an architect in the office of Rem Koolhaas from 1996 to 1999 and has designed buildings around the world. Romero was born in Mexico City, where he currently resides.
Release date Australia
February 22nd, 2008
Country of Publication
United States
300 colour
Princeton Architectural Press
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