Thursday, September 11, 2008

On the Border: Tijuana Context

As with many other Latin American cities the most noticeable feature of Tijuana is its inequality. As we drove we saw McMansions that would be at home in any (North) American suburb.
The View from the top McMansions.

Strip malls dot the 'nice' neighborhoods
When asked if San Bernardo (my thesis site) is a safe area, Oscar says that he actually feels safer there than in the nicer neighborhoods. When inequality is great, fear becomes architecture.

Just on the other side of the hill.

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