Professors Set Up ‘Teeter-totter Wall’ for Children on the Border
Photos and videos showing children and adults playing on bright pink teeter-totters on the border in the Sunland Park, New Mexico area are going viral. The cause for all the attention to these teetertotters comes from the message of the creators.
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The border doesn’t stop families, LOVE, culture and of course FUN 🇲🇽🇺🇸❤️ Ronald Reel and Virginia San Fratello teeter-totter At the Sunland Park/ Anapra fence in colaborattion with Colectivo Chopeke. . . . . . #visitajuarez #noborders #love #fun #beyondborders #juarez #sunlandpark #anapra #ElPaso #art #game
On Sunday, two California professors finally executed a passionate idea they originally started in 2009. Architecture professor, Ronald Rael of the University of California and San Jose State associate professor Virginia San Fratello saw their idea come to life right here in the Sun City.
In the Sunland Park area, the professors set up the teeter-totters right on the border wall. Videos and photos are now being shared of the professors and others playing on the teeter-totters with other adults and children on the Mexico side of the fence. Rael told Newsweek the reasoning behind this art installation is, "The wall became a literal fulcrum for U.S.-Mexico relations and children and adults were connected in meaningful ways on both sides with the recognition that the actions that take place on one side have a direct consequence on the other side."
No word on if the teetertotters are still up at the area of the Sunland Park border wall but the message of the teeter-totters will hopefully continue to spread throughout the country.