OUT LOUD JOURNAL
ISSUE 002: BORDERS + ARCHITECTURE
The study and practice of architecture is rooted in the idea that buildings can communicate meaning. In the case of a border wall, pragmatic and political considerations like national security and immigration initiate the decision to construct a barrier. The resulting chain link fence or concrete wall is what displays to the world a nation’s foreign policy agenda. In the case of border walls, architecture becomes the spokesperson of a nation’s governing body.
Although the Great Wall of China stands now as a tourist attraction and artifact of past conflict, the Berlin Wall fell in 1989, and rapid globalization predicted a less divided future, there are more border walls in the world today than there were at the height of the Cold War. Considering the frequency that borders like the Korean Demilitarized Zone and the United States-Mexico border appear in today’s news, this shouldn’t come as a surprise. What can this highly politicized and demonstrative type of architecture, the border wall, tell us about the state of our world and the state of the field of architecture?
In BORDERS + ARCHITECTURE, Issue 002 of the out loud journal, we welcome anyone from any field to contribute original work. We are interested in publishing a wide range of work, commentary and criticism. Issue 002 will also highlight and discuss winning projects from ARCH OUT LOUD’s DMZ Underground Bath House competition. The competition finalists proposed submerged spaces of relaxation, quiet, and self-care in the highly militarized and politicized Korean DMZ to explore the nature of borders at large. Throughout this issue, we hope to investigate architecture’s relationship to border walls of our currently divided world.
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