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Cruel Designs: Border Enclosure/Urban Enclosure

The Museum of Cruel Designs at Banksy’s Dismaland includes a replica piece of the border fence between Melilla and Morocco in Northern Africa, along with testimonial labels from two 16 year old refugees¬†from Mali about their violent experience of attempting to cross the fence. There are also graphics on the border fence’s various cruel boody-traps, automated CS sprays and so on – and the graphic below, which takes up a whole wall. It maps the explosion of investment in border fences, the companies involved, and the connections in design, corporate power and state policy between border fences and urban social-cleansing ¬†or ‘hostile’ architecture. You can get a PDF of it here.

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