In the second Republican Presidential Debate of the 2016 Election, Mr. Trump described an architectural and security vision for the country: a thousand miles of border wall, paid for by Mexico and containing, in the middle of it, a "big, fat, beautiful door" providing a symbolic and legal threshold for access. This proclamation raised so many questions. What would this big, fat, beautiful door look like? How are threshold conditions affected by shifting political opinion, perceived security threats, and access today? How does it operate? Since it is big and also fat, what passes through it? How Big? How Fat? In what context is its Beauty held? BIG FAT Beautiful DOOR seeks propositions that give vision to these questions and raise others.

In the second Republican Presidential Debate of the 2016 Election, Mr. Trump described an architectural and security vision for the country: a thousand miles of border wall, paid for by Mexico and containing, in the middle of it, a "big, fat, beautiful door" providing a symbolic and legal threshold for access.

This proclamation raised so many questions. What would this big, fat, beautiful door look like? How are threshold conditions affected by shifting political opinion, perceived security threats, and access today? How does it operate? Since it is big and also fat, what passes through it? How Big? How Fat? In what context is its Beauty held?

BIG FAT Beautiful DOOR seeks propositions that give vision to these questions and raise others.