Organic Border
An multidimensional concept of the international US-Mexico border as living organism, considering its growth and fluctuation under defined factors.

A border represents a transitional state between two distinct conditions, never existing as a void but rather exhibiting intermediate states that tend to equalize through the rule of entropy. The greater the disparity between these conditions, the more complex the border becomes. On a micro-scale, the border behaves like a living organism, adapting to the changing environment. How would the micro-scale model of the border work on a macro scale?

In the project the dynamics of the border is represented using a colony of cells, which grow and create new intermediate conditions between the primary states based on their own interactions and parallel factors such as social vulnerability and climate (precipitation). The concept of the model draws from Conway's "Game of Life," with modified rules for a more realistic simulation. This model is applied to the specific conditions of the San Diego-Tijuana border.

By exploring the border as an evolving organism, this project aims to provoke critical reflections on the nature of borders and their relationship with the surrounding environment.

Studio Professors: Susannah Dickinson, Aletheia Ida