Wednesday, January 8, 2014

Imagining the Death of NAFTA

I wish that I could have seen this installation: A Future Memorial for NAFTA. 20 black flags planted at the border field between Tijuana and San Diego. Each flag mourns a year that NAFTA has been in effect and looks towards the future death of NAFTA.

As the artists' website acknowledges the increase of migrant deaths since NAFTA and the attempt to stem the flow of people though the amount of migrants increase because of the drastic economic downturn in Mexico, the black flags also commemorate the massive amount of death and social upheaval.

It is a beautiful site that nods towards a larger movement.

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