Two California professors arrange a set of seesaws across the US-Mexico border wall for kids from both sides to play together
Two college professors from California, Ronald Rael and Virginia San Fratello, just gave a new ‘unifying’ twist to the border wall that separates the US and Mexico. The duo built a “Teeter-Toller Wall” into the slatted border fence which includes a set of seesaws that allow children and adults from both sides of the fence to play together, while still being in their own respective countries.
Rael and Fratello first got the idea for their international play structure back in 2009. After they succeeded in conceptualizing the idea into a book, the Teeter-Toller Wall finally came to fruition this week—and “with no advance planning for participants on the Mexico side of the fence, this unifying act took place,” wrote the University of California where Rael teaches.
“One of the most incredible experiences of my and Virginia San Fratello’s career [is] bringing to life the conceptual drawings of the Teeter-Totter Wall from 2009 in an event filled with joy, excitement, and togetherness at the border wall,” said Rael in an Instagram post.