The UCSD Community Stations
From Hospitality to Infrastructures of Inclusion
Keywords:UCSD community, border, inequality
Our work has forwarded the San Diego-Tijuana border region as a global laboratory for engaging the central challenges of urbanization today: deepening social and economic inequality, dramatic migratory shifts, urban informality, climate change, the decline of public thinking, and an increasingly 'walled world'. Now that this zone has become the main site of arrival for people seeking asylum from Central American violence and poverty, and a lighting rod for American nativism and hatred, geopolitics has once more turned intensely local.