A Removed Frontier portrays a 5th-grade student’s presentation of a diorama-project set at the US-Mexico Border. In the presentation, six children are seen traveling toward the United States in search of their mothers, who have left them to work in El Norte. Halfway through the presentation, the student decides to alter the narrative of his story by removing the border wall. In doing so, he illuminates the social fabrication of national borders and chooses to re-imagine a new reality for the children in his project. The children move freely across the new landscape to be reunited with their mothers.
Winner of the KRob Architecture Animation Category, Winner of the Zero Walls Competition.