Paola Aguirre Serrano is a native from the Mexico-US region, urban designer, and partner at Borderless since 2016. Borderless is a design and research practice based in Chicago and San Antonio focused on approaches and collaboration frameworks addressing spatial justice and equitable design while cultivating collaborative design agency. With emphasis on interdisciplinary exchange, Borderless explores creative civic design and engagement interventions that address the complexity of urban systems and spatial equity by looking at intersections between architecture, urban design, infrastructure, landscape, planning, and community processes. Borderless’s work has been recently recognized by The Architecture League of New York with the Emerging Voices Award (2022), and the John and Catherine MacArthur Foundation’s Creative Placemaking Award (2022).
Essay by Paola Aguirre and Michelle Ha Tucker with photographs by David Schalliol