Bonderman Travel Fellowship

Cuauhtemoc Mexica

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Comparative Literature


2008 Fellows

Travel Locations: Brazil, Egypt, China, Vietnam

Mexica hopes to explore rivers as a natural frontier in establishing political boundaries, sustainers and givers of life, and the threat that many of them are under due to various conflicts and from pollution and global warming. More importantly, this proposed traveling of rivers is more about metaphorical bridges: bridges that people build to work in harmony with their environment, socio-economic change, and the practices of everyday lives. His river travels will be divided among four of the mightiest and greatest rivers on Earth: The Amazon, Nile, Yangtze and the Mekong.