Kinsee Morlan

Kinsee Morlan is the Engagement Editor at Voice of San Diego and author of the Culture Report. Contact her directly at kinsee.morlan@voiceofsandiego.org. Follow her on Facebook or Twitter. Subscribe to her podcast

The international border between San Diego and Tijuana has long spurred artists to make work that comments and reflects on it. Border art can offer harsh criticisms or nuanced perspectives on the politics surrounding the fence, often commenting on how officials handle the people who cross it. Now that President Donald Trump and his desire to build a border […]

There’s been an uptick in art projects happening at the border now that President Donald Trump is in office. With so much attention on the border, it’s worth taking a quick look at some of the art that’s attempted to tackle the prickly issues surrounding it. Here are 20 instances of gutsy, controversial art that has explored the border.

Nearly 30 projects are planned or under construction in East Village, some of which are part of a district that developers have imagined as a home for innovation, design, education and arts — the IDEA District. Yet many of the new projects are displacing the elements it’s meant to embody. The art scene that’s survived for years in the neighborhood’s affordable warehouses is on its way out.

There’s a lot of talk about San Diego’s high housing costs, but the conversation rarely extends to include assisted-living facilities and nursing homes. The ballooning bill for seniors who live in facilities in Southern California is driving an increasing number of them to head to Mexico in search of more affordable care across the border. Voice […]

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