No Walls Here: Between Tijuana and San Diego, an Art Ethos Thrives

By Patricia Leigh Brown on October 26, 2016

[Misael Diaz and Amy Sanchez] As the Cog•nate Collective, the two staged a conference about border issues to northbound drivers stopped dead in border traffic...Alida Cervantes explores the stratification of Mexican society...

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Misael Diaz (aka Cog•nate Collective) and Alida Cervantes are UC San Diego Department of Visual Arts MFA Alumni. For more about their work, please visit:

Misael Diaz

Alida Cervantes

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Misael Diaz and Amy Sanchez of the Cog•nate Collective on the Mexican side of the border, in Tijuana. The two have broadcast a conference about border issues from their elaborately painted car, and even screened border-related movies along the highway. Photo by Guillermo Arias is courtesy of The New York Times.

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