UPDATE! January 2018: We launched Phase Two. This includes a Request For Designs, website, exhibition, continued planning for the next phases, and more. See our website for full information and follow us on instagram! For this phase we have partnered with Flatland Gallery (Houston, TX) and The Opportunity Fund (Pittsburgh, PA).
The Other Border Wall Proposals, Phase One and Two, 2017 - 2018
Working as J.M. Design Studio - Leah Patgorski, Tereneh Idia, Jenn Meridian
Phase One (Feb - April 2017): Ink drawings on paper, text, scanned and submitted as a PDF document to Customs and Border Protection
Phase Two (January 2018 - Ongoing): Request For Designs, website, exhibition, continued planning for the next phases, and more.
About: The Other Border Wall Proposals were submitted by J.M. Design Studios on April 4, 2017 to the United States Customs and Border Protection Agency, part of the Department of Homeland Security for their "Other Border Wall" Request For Qualifications. J.M. Design Studios submitted six original ideas. The studio includes Tereneh Mosley, Leah Patgorski and myself. We are based in Pittsburgh, PA. This was Phase One of our commitment to remain in dogged step with this administration's attempts to build a wall.
Major Press Highlights from Phase One
The Wall Street Journal
The San Diego Union Tribune
The Chicago Tribune
The Huffington Post
Public Radio International
Pittsburgh Post Gazette
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