Ersela Kripa is Associate Professor and Director of the Texas Tech University Huckabee College of Architecture – El Paso and Director of Projects at POST (Project for Operative Spatial Technologies). Located on the U.S./Mexico border, she maps trans-border ecologies, urbanism, infrastructures, and exposes binational systems of control that affect human rights. Kripa is a registered architect and co-founder of the research and design practice AGENCY. Her work has been exhibited at the Architectural Venice Biennale, the Hong Kong Shenzhen Urbanism Biennale, Storefront for Art and Architecture, among other venues. She has been widely published including in Scapegoat, MONU, Volume, AD, The Architect’s Newspaper, Domus. Kripa’s book, FRONTS: Military Urbanisms and the Developing World (2020), written with Stephen Mueller, uncovers the geography of codependence between the global security complex and the urban morphologies it simulates. Her awards include the Rome Prize in Architecture, the American Academy of Arts and Letters Architecture Award, the Emerging Voices from the Architectural League of New York, among others.