Hearing Room 1  |  4:45pm–6:00pm

Secure borders demand impenetrable barriers. Walls. Fences. Checkpoints. But borders are also zones where people come to engage in dialogue, development, and exchange. On this panel, a composer, a journalist and an architect bring their experience to bear on how in 2017 we might reimagine the intended use of “the Wall” and the history of the lands that have been shared by the US and Mexico for more than two centuries.

GUILLERMO GALINDO is an experimental composer. He recently collaborated with the photographer Richard Misrach on Border Cantos to document the unseen, human reality of the US-Mexico borderlands.

ROGER HODGE is the author of Texas Blood: Seven Generations Among the Outlaws, Ranchers, Indians, Missionaries, Soldiers, and Smugglers of the Borderlands, to be published by Knopf in October. He is deputy editor of The Intercept, an online news magazine devoted to investigative journalism.

RONALD RAEL is Associate Professor in the departments of Architecture and Art Practice at the University of California, Berkeley. He is the author of Borderwall as Architecture, a biographical account of the physical barrier that divides the United States of America from the United Mexican States.

GREGORY HURCOMB (moderator) has exhibited his artwork nationally and internationally, including at the International Center of Photography in New York City, and galleries in Berlin and Sao Paulo.