The three pink seesaws were unveiled on Monday at a border fence separating Sunland Park, in New Mexico, and Ciudad Juarez, in Mexico, allowing kids and adults on either side to play together.
Two California professors have installed seesaws over the US-Mexico border in a blunt rebuke to President Donald Trump over his arrangements to build a divider along with the 2,000-mile boundary between the two countries.
The three pink seesaws were divulged on Monday at a border fence separating Sunland Park, in New Mexico, and Ciudad Juarez, in Mexico, allowing kids and adults on either side to play together.
Ronald Rael, a professor of architecture at the University of California Berkeley who thought of the undertaking with Virginia San Fratello, a professor of the design at San Jose University, said the thought for “Seesaw Wall” had been really taking shape for 10 years.
He said seeing the project come to life was “one of the most incredible experiences” for him and Fratello, describing the event at the border as “filled with joy, excitement, and togetherness.”
“The wall turned into a literal fulcrum for US-Mexico relations and children and adults were associated in important ways on the two sides with the acknowledgment that the moves that take place on one side have an immediate outcome on the opposite side,” he included.
Video and photos of the seesaws were trending on social media Tuesday, with many praising the idea that comes as US President Donald Trump’s administration pushes ahead with tightened immigration policies.
“Wonderful reminder that we are associated: what occurs on one side effects the other,” tweeted Mexican actor Mauricio Martinez.
“The symbolism of the seesaw is just magical,” said Claudia Tristan, director of Latinx messaging for El Paso, Texas-born presidential contender Beto O’Rourke.
(This story has been published from a wire agency feed without modifications to the text. Only the headline has been changed.)
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