The Prison-Wall


The architecture of the prison-wall must reflect that a border literally does not take place, marking a purely notional “horizon” between two abutting territories. Built on the territory of the Republic of Mexico, such that the inside face of the wall runs along the outermost possible edge of the territory of the United States, the prison-wall will nonetheless materialize the border of the United States of America, demarcating without infringing upon its sovereign space.

The prison-wall must traverse a range of terrain from urbanized areas and desert to the waters of the Rio Grande. In the latter case, the structure will  divide the river.