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Professors Build Seesaws On US-Mexico Border To Let Kids Play Together

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Professors Build Seesaws On US-Mexico Border To Let Kids Play Together

Just for the kids.


Letting children regardless of race, religion and nationality play together just to see them enjoy their innocence is such a beautiful thing.

This was what exactly transpired at the United States and Mexico border recently.

Two Californian professors, Ronald Rael and Virginia San Fratello, have built pink seesaws on both sides of a slatted steel border fence that separates both countries.

Letting kids play together.
According to a report by CNN, it started off as a research for a book titled "Borderwall as Architecture”, where both professors designed a concept for a bi-national seesaw at the border in 2009.

Now, ten years later, the concept has come to life.

Rael and San Fratello reportedly transported the pink seesaws to Sunland Park, New Mexico, which was seperated by a fence from Ciudad Juárez, Mexico.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

One of the most incredible experiences of my and @vasfsf’s career bringing to life the conceptual drawings of the Teetertotter Wall from 2009 in an event filled with joy, excitement, and togetherness at the borderwall. The wall became a literal fulcrum for U.S. - Mexico relations and children and adults were connected in meaningful ways on both sides with the recognition that the actions that take place on one side have a direct consequence on the other side. Amazing thanks to everyone who made this event possible like Omar Rios @colectivo.chopeke for collaborating with us, the guys at Taller Herrería in #CiudadJuarez for their fine craftsmanship, @anateresafernandez for encouragement and support, and everyone who showed up on both sides including the beautiful families from Colonia Anapra, and @kerrydoyle2010, @kateggreen , @ersela_kripa , @stphn_mllr , @wakawaffles, @chris_inabox and many others (you know who you are). #raelsanfratello #borderwallasarchitecture #teetertotterwall #seesaw #subibaja

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In an Instagram post, Rael said the event was "filled with joy, excitement, and togetherness at the borderwall."

"The wall became a literal fulcrum for U.S -Mexico relations and children and adults were connected in meaningful ways on both sides with the recognition that the actions that take place on one side have a direct consequence on the other side," he wrote.

The move was also widely praised on social media.

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