The border materiality: gazing the myth

María Fernanda Soria Cruz


Desde el inicio de su campaña presiden­cial, Donald Trump utilizó la construc­ción del muro fronterizo como una ban­dera, obligando al público estadounidense a confrontar su propia identidad. Aunque ambos países –México y Estados Uni­dos– han intentado por todos los frentes comenzar una discusión sobre el muro, ninguno lo ha mirado directamente. ¿Qué mística despertarán en nosotros las fron­teras como para obsesionarnos tanto con ellas? ¿de dónde viene esa indignación tan compartida? Este artículo pretende abordar dichas preguntas al observar di­rectamente el muro y sus efectos, así como su diseño, construcción, función y apli­cación. Después de todo, mirar el muro es mirarnos a nosotros y a ellos simultánea­mente. Las paredes siempre hablan y no saben mentir.

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