What do you envision along the border between the U.S. and Mexico?


This border runs approximately 1989 miles, from the Pacific Ocean to the Gulf of Mexico, traversing deserts, mountains, and urban areas. It is the most frequently crossed international border on the planet. 


Prototypes for new, highly-fortified border walls were constructed near San Diego in 2017. If implemented, these wall designs would not ease the humanitarian crisis surrounding the border, and would harm the unique ecosystems of the region.


This is an ongoing project by JM Design Studio, a collective of three artists based in Pittsburgh. In April 2017 we launched Phase One by submitting our original "anti-wall, non-wall" designs to bid on The Other Border Wall Prototypes through Customs and Border Protection Request for Qualifications. 

We are committed to remain in dogged step to signal resistance towards the US administration's anti-immigrant rhetoric and xenophobia stance.  This takes the form of new phases, currently we are in Phase Three.  



Explore resources about the history, geography, and culture of the border region to spark your ideas and imagination for the Request for Designs.