Check out some of the images from Valerio Vincenzo’s work, “Borderline, the Frontiers of Peace.” Their politics are transparent, I suppose, and that’s fine. They celebrate the transformation of international boundaries in the 30 years since the Schengen Agreement. There is so much fretting about “Europe” and migration and the Brexit. For the moment, here are representations of a lasting peace.
Alas. As someone who grew up in California and lived in Texas, I tend to imagine pictures like the one below when someone says “border.” And when I think about the borders between Germany and Poland or Germany and Czechoslovakia that I once knew, this suddenly looks like an “iron curtain.”