Custom-built seesaws have been placed on both sides of a slatted steel border fence that separates the United States and Mexico in an artists' project designed to address "the futility of building barriers," CNN reported.
The idea for a "Teeter-Totter Wall" came from Ronald Rael, an architecture professor at the University of California, Berkeley, and Virginia San Fratello, an associate professor of design at San Jose State University, the news outlet reported.
"The wall became a literal fulcrum for U.S-Mexico relations and children and adults were connected in meaningful ways on both sides with the recognition that the actions that take place on one side have a direct consequence on the other side," Rael wrote in an Instagram post.
The two designed a concept for a binational seesaw at the border in 2009 for a book, "Borderwall as Architecture," to address "the futility of building barriers," UC-Berkeley said.
Now it is a reality, with the seesaws transported to Sunland Park, New Mexico, separated by a steel fence from Ciudad Juárez, Mexico, where people from both sides came together to play in a "unifying act," the university said.
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