Kids and Adults from Mexico and the US Play Together on the Border


One of the things, US President Donald Trump is known for (and criticized) is his intention to build a wall on the US-Mexican border. I defiance to that intention, a playful and brilliant project was created.

Seesaws were installed right across the border in the El Paso-Ciudad Juarez area. This project is the brainchild of two proffesors. One of them teaches architecture at the University of California. And the other is named Virginia San Fratello and is a an associate professor of design at the San Jose State Uni.

It became quite an eye-catching sight. Vibrant colored seesaws sprung up, at an almost dystopian scenery. And the best part is, everyone seemed to like it. Both kids and adults. And while most of us have memories of playing cheerfully on one of these things years ago, it’s quite possible that none of us had that memory take place on a heavily guarded border.


“One of the most incredible experiences of my and @vasfsf’s career bringing to life the conceptual drawings of the Teetertotter Wall from 2009 in an event filled with joy, excitement, and togetherness at the border wall,” Rael wrote on Instagram. “The wall became a literal fulcrum for US — Mexico relations and children and adults were connected in meaningful ways on both sides with the recognition that the actions that take place on one side have a direct consequence on the other side.”

Pr.Rael’s post certainly became viral and has over 32,000 likes as this is written.

Image credits: rrael