A blog for the sharing and development of my thesis project on the Mexico / US border. -Richie Gelles ©2008
Fellow Border Thesis: fruitful contradictions
Thanks to an amazing team of helpers I finally finished the project, and had my review on Friday. I’ll have to watch the tape to remember exactly what was said , but it was rocking. I will be posting images and work from the project in the next few days now that I have time to spend uploading stuff. The review pictures below were taken by Yvette Herrera.
In order to provide enough food and power for the inhabitants of ¡Super NAFTA Land! the desert landscape between Tijuana and El Paso will be covered with swaths of aeroponic farms and solar panels. Flexibility is provided by an interchangable system of acre sized pods, that can be plugged into different structural systems and generate resources for the border region. A network of trains connect clusters of the pods to each other and to the sister cities.