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Teddy Cruz: Political Equator III

Teddy Cruz (UC San Diego): Art+California Implementation Grant
Political Equator III is a 3-day cross-border mobile conference and community forum held in June 2011. The third program in a series of bi-national conferences, PE III continues to engage pressing regional socio-economic, urban and environmental conditions across the San Diego – Tijuana border. These meetings have been focusing on a critical analysis of local conflicts in order to re-evaluate the meaning of shifting global dynamics, across geo-political boundaries, natural resources and cultural demographics. Attracting an international roster of artists, architects, environmentalists, scholars, community activists and politicians, PE III will focus on The Neighborhood as a Site of Production, investigating practices in the arts, architecture, science and the humanities that work with peripheral neighborhoods worldwide where conditions of social and economic emergency are inspiring new ways of thinking and doing across institutions of urban development and public culture.

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