Political Equator 3 is a 2-day cross-border mobile conference held on the 3rd and 4th of June 2011. This event is co-organized by the Center for Urban Ecologies at the Visual Arts Department at UCSD, and two community-based, non-profit organizations on both sides of the border, Casa Familiar in San Ysidro, California and Alter Terra in Tijuana, Baja California, Mexico.
The third program in a the series of bi-national conferences, PE3 continues to engage pressing regional socio-economic, urban and environmental conditions across the San Diego –Tijuana border. These meetings have been focusing on a critical analysis of local conflicts in order to re-evaluate the meaning of shifting global dynamics, across geo-political boundaries, natural resources and marginal communities. read more
While in the last years, the global city became the primary site of economic consumption and cultural display, local neighborhoods in the margins of such centers of economic power remained sites of cultural production. These are peripheral communities and neighborhoods where new economies are emerging and new social, cultural and environmental configurations are taking place as catalysts to produce alternative urban policies towards a more inclusive social sustainability.
FRIDAY, JUNE 3RD, 2011
The event will be located in the border neighborhood of San Ysidro, where Community-based NGO, Casa Familiar has been evolving from social service provider into alternative developer of affordable housing.
SATURDAY, JUNE 4TH, 2011
The event will be located under a tent at a site between the estuary and Home Land Security’s new border fence, next to a sediment basin, where the pollution from Los Laureles’s informal settlement in Mexico has been seeping into the estuary on the US side.
ALA PLÁSTICA: Alejandro Meitin
ARTSPACE: Kelley Lindquist
• COHABITATION STRATEGIES: Emiliano Gandolfi, Lucia Babina, Gabriela Rendon, Miguel Robles-Duran
• Dana Cuff • DECOLONIZING ARCHITECTURE: Eyal Weizman & Alessandro Petti •
Anuradha Mathur & Dilip da Cunha
• Brian McGrath • Elizabeth Méndez Berry • Helge Mooshammer & Peter Mörtenböck
• M7RED: Mauricio Corbalan • Sergio Palleroni • Lorenzo Romito •
• Francisco Sanin • Pelin Tan • Diana Taylor • Ignacio Valero • Jeanne Van Heeswijk • Ines Weizman • AND MORE
PE3 has been conceptualized, co-organized and produced by
Professor in Public Culture and Urbanism at the Visual Arts Department and co-director of The Center for Urban Ecologies at UCSD, San Diego, California, co-founder of Political Equator
Environmentalist, Watershed Coordinator, Tijuana River National Estuarine Research Reserve, Director of Alter-Terra, a scientific and community-based non-profit organization in Los Laureles Canyon, Baja California and lecturer in the Urban Studies and Planning Program at UC San Diego
Director, Community organizer, Casa Familiar, INC, a community-based non-profit organization in San Ysidro, California
(…) Considering the Tijuana-San Diego border as a point of departure, The Political Equator traces an imaginary line along the US–Mexico border and extends it directly across a world atlas, … read more
Trans-Border Itinerant Dialogues
(…) The Political Equator Meetings emerged in 2006 as a way of connecting this border region with other geographies of conflict in the world. read more
After the PE3 event, the Political Equator will transform into a Platform for Operative Urban Knowledge. read more