Creativity Trumps All

  • Needless to say, Donald Trump’s recent election as president of the United States has resulted in quite some intense response across the globe. Among those are many creatives who take a fresh turn on the election result and some of the dramatic campaign messages that preceded it.

    While many question what the political landscape will look like after Trump is inaugurated in 2017, Spanish photographer Víctor Enrich has envisioned what the White House itself will actually look like after a Trump presidency in 2020. Enrich, who also works as a 3D architectural visualizer, has stacked the White House on top of itself 13 times. On top of this Trump Tower-like White House are the shining letters of the president’s name, familiar to those who have ever visited one of Trump’s famous hotels or casinos. It is called ‘Phalus 2020′ and could even become a reality, as this election has shown anything is possible.

    In another project, Enrich conceived a fictional residence for president Trump. Named ‘Fort Knox’, the golden version of the White House is seen outside of urban Washington D.C. in the middle of nowhere, dedicated to Trump’s ‘isolationism’. Completely cut-off and surrounded by a wall, this version of America’s political center is the artist’s perception of Trump’s personality and plans. And again, Trump’s name is shining on the roof.

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    One of Trump’s most controversial policy plans during his campaign was the idea to build a wall along the Mexican border. Whether or not this plan will actually be realized remains the question, but a Mexican architecture firm from Guadalajara has created a plan. In the shape of a tourist attraction, their version of the wall will be a tribute to one of Mexico’s most respected architects and include a prison.

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    The wall would be a pink-colored monument to Luis Barragán, the Mexican architect known for his use of vividly tinted walls to symbolize a spiritual connection between people and the environment. But relating to Trump’s initial idea behind the wall, it will also include a huge processing point for undocumented immigrants and accompanying prison complex. The American side is outfitted with stairs so Americans can walk up to the top and look out over the Mexicans on the other side. It’s a tribute, monument, prison and cynical tourist attraction in one.