You can’t have a border discussion in Carlsbad.
That’s why Wednesday night’s installment of Meeting of the Minds, our popular arts and culture event highlighting San Diego’s creative world, was held as close to the border as we could get.
The event at The Front in San Ysidro marked the first time VOSD culture contributor and self-proclaimed “child of the border” Alex Zaragoza hosted.
The event highlighted some of the most exciting cultural developments happening just across the border. And the timing, frankly, couldn’t be better.
Our border is having a moment. Following years of stalled tourism due to the violent drug wars, locals took matters into their own hands, and, in a way, created a new Tijuana – reimagining boarded-up spaces and turning them into creative zones to showcase arts and culture in Mexico’s fifth largest city.
“When the New York Times is coming down to Tijuana to experience what’s going on and publications and media outlets all over the world are excited and trying to get on the Tijuana train, you know that you’re experiencing something special,” Zaragoza said.