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A book project that I directed, taking it from an idea to a published project. Hyperborder presents a contemporary perspective of the border regi… Read More
A book project that I directed, taking it from an idea to a published project. Hyperborder presents a contemporary perspective of the border region as well as dozens of future scenarios. My role as project director included doing research, writing, interviews in both countries, illustrations, and the graphic design of this book (book layout, illustrations, graphs, and maps) as well as finding a publisher for this book. Two years of hard work later, Hyperborder was published by Princeton Architectural Press in November, 2007. Read Less
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The book begins with a photo essay and a series of infographics related to global migration and the most active borders in the world.
A series of charts that compare G20 countries and ranks them on several topics, such as education, trade, gross domestic product, among others. The higher the country within the chart, the higher the ranking.
A series of case studies open up the topic of conflicting borders, such as the various borders and checkpoints in the Gaza Strip, and West Bank (pictured above).
The book presented the most prominent players in binational issues, both at national and regional levels. All collages and illustrations were custom-made for the book.
Infographic that depicts cross-border data: migration, traffic, trade in all border crossing points.
Each chapter in the book is introduced with a full-spread photograph pertinent to the chapter topic.
A series of future scenarios, or fictional stories, are embedded throughout the book to prompt the reader to imagine different perspectives on the future of binational relations.
Printed on fluorescent orange, a summary introduces each chapter topic. 
Photo collages and architectural renders were made to illustrate different possibilities that could happen in the border region, such as a museum-bridge that sits at the border between Mexico and the US.
This chart helps the reader navigate the various scenarios presented in the book.