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A New TED Talk by Ronald Rael Puts Architecture's Power to Divide in the Spotlight

08:00 - 10 March, 2019
A New TED Talk by Ronald Rael Puts Architecture's Power to Divide in the Spotlight, Prada Marfa, Texas, USA by Elmgreen and Dragset. Image © Matthew Portch
Prada Marfa, Texas, USA by Elmgreen and Dragset. Image © Matthew Portch

"Isn't it fascinating how this simple act of drawing a line on a map can transform the way we see and experience the world?" asks Ronald Rael in his December 2018 TED Talk. "And those lines on a map can create scars in the landscape and scars in our memories."

All Eight Border Wall Prototypes Fail Breach Tests

13:00 - 14 January, 2019
All Eight Border Wall Prototypes Fail Breach Tests, Border Wall Prototype. Image via NBCNews
Border Wall Prototype. Image via NBCNews

The viability of the Trump administration's border wall has come under fire as all eight prototype structures have failed at least one breach test. The eight border wall prototypes in Otay Mesa, California were assembled in early 2017 after an executive order directed the Department of Homeland Security to build the border wall. The news comes as the administration prepares to potentially declare a national emergency to jumpstart construction of the wall along the U.S.’s southern border.