Seesaws That Allowed Children To Interact Over US-Mexico Border Wins Design of the Year 2020

theguardian.com

A collection of pink seesaws that allowed children to interact over the US-Mexico border has won the Design of the Year 2020.

Named the “Teeter-Totter Wall,” the seesaws were located between the border wall that separates El Paso in Texas and Ciuadad Juárez in Mexico. Though it only lasted for less than an hour, it illustrated the importance of building bridges between communities.

The seesaws were designed by California-based architects Ronald Rael and Virginia San Fratello.

In a statement Rael said, “Walls don’t stop people from entering our Capitol. Walls don’t stop viruses from moving. We have to think about how we can be connected and be together without hurting each other.”