Talk: Architect Ronald Rael

Ron Rael

Friday, February 2, 5:30pm

Presented by 516 ARTS & UNM School of Architecture and Planning
At George Pearl Hall, UNM School of Architecture 

Architect Ronald Rael is the author of Borderwall as Architecture: A Manifesto for the U.S.-Mexico Boundary (University of California Press 2017), a timely re-examination of what the physical barrier that divides the United States of America from the United Mexican States is and could be. It is both a protest against the wall and a projection about its future by advocating for a reconsideration of the existing barrier dividing the U.S. and Mexico through design proposals that are hyperboles of actual scenarios that have occurred as a consequence of the wall. In conjunction with Rael’s talk, works on paper from Rael San Fratello Architecture Studio are exhibited at the Rainosek Gallery, UNM School of Architecture. On view January 23 - March 6, 2018

Rael is the Eva Li Memorial Chair and Associate Professor of Architecture at the University of California Berkeley.

Image: Ron Rael & Virginia San Fratello, Teeter-Totter Wall, 2013, composite model, 4 x 4 inches, collection of Rael San Fratello