The Cross-Border Citizen
A collaboration between the Center on Global Justice and the Bogota-based NGO, Corpovisionarios and its Director, Antanas Mockus, legendary former mayor of Bogota, who consults cities across the world on changing harmful urban social norms. A 2014 grant from the Ford Foundation enabled us to work closely with the municipalities of San Diego and Tijuana, and dozens of stakeholders across the border region, to design a “Citizenship Culture Survey” that measured shared interests and public trust in the cities of San Diego and Tijuana. The survey was devised as the basis of a new Bi-national Vision Plan between the two municipalities.
The Cross-Border Citizen project was exhibited in 2017 at the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts in “Visualizing Citizenship: Seeking a New Public Imagination,” Teddy Cruz + Fonna Forman with Matthias Görlich.
Public Exhibition of the Cross-Border Citizen
Visualizing Citizenship: Seeking a New Public Imagination, solo show, Teddy Cruz + Fonna Forman with Matthias Görlich, The Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, San Francisco (2017)
Fonna Forman, “Social Norms and the Cross-Border Citizen: From Adam Smith to Antanas Mockus,” in Cultural Agents Reloaded: The Legacy of Antanas Mockus, ed. Carlo Tognato. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 2018, pp. 333-356.
“Visualizing Citizenship,” Domus, May 31, 2017
“Teddy Cruz and Fonna Forman: Visualizing Citizenship,” e-flux Architecture, April 25, 2017
“Survey Says San Diegans, Tijuanans Want More Cross-Border Collaboration,” San Diego Union Tribune, June 19, 2015. (radio and print) http://www.kpbs.org/news/2015/jun/19/survey-says-san-diegans-and-tijuanans-want-more-cr/
“New San Diego-Tijuana Survey Holds Mirror Up to Border Cities,” Next City, February 25, 2015, http://nextcity.org/daily/entry/binational-survey-san-diego-tijuana-border-antanas-mockus