Architect responsible for border seesaw to speak at UNT

Wednesday, March 30, 2022 - 10:03

What: Artist Lecture featuring architect Ronald Rael at the University of North Texas as part of the Mary Jo and V. Lane Rawlins Fine Arts Series.

When: 7:30 p.m. April 19 (Tuesday) — Doors open at 7 p.m. 

Where: University Union Lyceum, 1155 Union Circle, Denton, Texas.

Cost: No tickets required.

Parking Info:

UNT Parking Permit Holders: Please follow Transportation Services parking rules and regulations regarding your designated pass.

Non-UNT Parking Permits: Hourly public parking is available at the Highland Street Garage. The garage is located at the corner of Central Avenue and West Highland Street with easy access to the Union via the West Highland Street entrance.


Architect Ronald Rael is best known for the seesaw he created between the U.S.-Mexican border in 2019 during intense debate about U.S. immigration policy – a moment that went viral and earned the best design of 2020 prize from London's Design Museum.

A professor at the University of California at Berkeley, he explores the border wall dividing the U.S. and Mexico in his book, Borderwall as Architecture, and this 2018 TEDTalk.

UNT News Service Phone Number: (940) 565-2108

Media Contacts:

Trista Moxley