Acción Fruta Urbana / Urban Fruit Action Tijuana, outdoor public installation, 2010
Urban Fruit Actions are direct, cooperative plantings of fruit trees in an urban neighborhood. Each project is site-specific, designed to address the neighborhood that it occupies, and intended to transform the function of the place. Tijuana’s trees are located in 55-gallon barrels to facilitate their mobility in the rapidly transforming border neighborhood of Colonia Federal, one of the oldest parts of Tijuana. The barrels were designed by Peruvian artist Giacomo Castagnola using the colors of the Mexican and United States flags, and the project was commissioned by Casa del Tunel in Tijuana, Mexico.