The Political Equator Meetings

Trans-Border Nomadic Dialogues

Curator Talk with Teddy Cruz

Tuesday, November 5th, 2013, Noon

THE FRONT- 147 W. San Ysidro Blvd, San Ysidro California 92173

Social Justice today cannot be only about the re-distribution of resources, but must also engage the re-distribution of knowledges. The political Equator takes the shape of an urban-education and public-participation research project, producing corridors of knowledge-exchange linking the specialized knowledge of academic institutions and the activist socio-economic and political intelligence within communities, whose point of departure is the visualization and exposure of environmental and political conflict at the border between Tijuana and San Diego.

The Political Equator Meetings have taken the form of nomadic urban actions, performances and debates, oscillating accross diverse sites and stations between Tijuana and San Diego. These conversations on the move propose that the debates about socio-economic and environmental crises must take place outside the institutions and inside the actual sites and landscapes of conflict at the border, enabling institutions and publics to be both witnesses - recognizing the evidence of what has produced such conflicts - and participate - to co-produce a new civic imagination.

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Professor Teddy Cruz