Students adapt artist JR's work

Desiree Garcia’s course Comparative Perspectives on the US-Mexican Borderlands (LATS 45) involved a concrete analysis of the region, including conflict and organizing efforts at the border to more abstract notions that including strategies of cultural representations and the forging of new dialectics. The class considered several analytical perspectives relevant to anthropology including: gender, identity, resistance, economics, globalization, migration, and the politics of everyday life. As part of the final project, the students reinterpreted French artist JR’s 65-foot-tall image of a baby looking over the wall in Tecate, California.

The course will be offered again in in 19W (12).