San Francisco

The Border Wall: Immigration and Construction

6:00 p.m. | Tuesday, May 15, 2018

Photo by Patrick McAndrews

The "border wall" has been a key element of President Trump's speeches since the beginning of his campaign, but how would such a barrier, combined with the administration's immigration policies, impact the architecture and construction industries? Artists, architects, labor experts, immigration advocates and contractors will discuss their understanding of the implications of this administration's policies on our built environment. Co-presented by the Architecture Lobby.

Panel 1: The Border Panel
+ James Heard / uxo
+ Ronald Rael / University of California Berkeley
+ Ana Teresa Fernandez / artist
+ Ane Gonzalez Lara / University of New Mexico

Panel 2: The Immigration Panel
+ Neeraj Bhatia / The Open Workshop
+ Carlos Martín /
+ Cesar Lopez / California College of the Arts
+ Mabel Wilson / Columbia University

Panel 3: The Labor Panel
+ Irene Cheng / Cheng + Snyder
+ Margie O'Driscoll / strategist
+ Carlos A. Porras / Labor Center for Immigrant Justice
+ Nathan Friedman / Departamento del Distrito

Full Group Discussion
+ Peggy Deamer / Yale University
+ Ashton Hamm / uxo
...and all panelists

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