Learning from Tijuana — Teddy Cruz in conversation with Caleb Waldorf
In Triple Canopy (2009)
Architect Teddy Cruz is recognized internationally for his research across the fields of architecture, urbanism, environmental and social practice. Informed by his ongoing research at the Tijuana-San Diego border, his practice highlights these border communities as progressive models to rethink urban policy, affordable housing and civic infrastructure. In his interview in Triple Canopy, Cruz talks about the influence of “sites of scarcity” (in Latin America and elsewhere) on his socially-informed architectural practice, advocating for bottom-up urbanism while challenging top-down institutions.