Articulo de Enrique Gili para AEON Magazine sobre Tijuana y su renacimiento cultural, tuve el placer de ser el guia de Enrique en su visita!
A reputation for cross-border debauchery, desperate migrants and drug violence. Can the arts save this troubled city?
by Enrique Gili
"‘We are all artists in Tijuana,’ the architect and educator René Peralta said half-jokingly, when we discussed the city’s multiple, shifting identities. A son of the city and my guide for the day, Peralta gave me some valuable background. Tijuana’s origins are a quirk of history: in 1848, under the Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo, a line was drawn in the sand demarcating the US from Mexico. Only later did that dotted line on the map harden into an iron curtain."