One Mayor’s Downfall Killed the Design Project That Could’ve Changed Everything

By Amanda Kolson Hurly for NEXT CITY on February 23, 2015

Although not a household name like Frank Gehry or Norman Foster, Cruz has attained a different kind of celebrity as one of the world’s most respected activist designers...Cruz became fascinated by the San Diego-Tijuana borderlands and the wall that bisects them, where a developing country and the world’s richest one slam into each other. But if the border is a stark division, it’s also a permeable one; lines of culture and trade flow across it, and one of Cruz’s specialties has been tracking material evidence of these flows...

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