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Event Information:

  • Wed
    29
    Sep
    2021

    Hostile Terrain 94 Exhibit - Interactive Session

    1:00 pmAnthropology Lab (Lamar 114)

    Participate in the interactive portion of the Hostile Terrain 94 Exhibit from 1:00-3:00PM, where volunteers fill out the toe tags that will make up the collection displayed in Lamar Hall in October.

    Hostile Terrain 94 (HT94) is a participatory art project sponsored and organized by the Undocumented Migration Project (UMP), a non-profit research-art-education-media collective, directed by anthropologist Jason De León. The exhibition is composed of over 3,200 handwritten toe tags that represent migrants who have died trying to cross the Sonoran Desert of Arizona between the mid-1990s and 2019. These tags are geolocated on a wall map of the desert showing the exact locations where remains were found. This installation will simultaneously take place at a large number of institutions, both nationally and globally in 2021 throughout 2022.

    The Hostile Terrain 94 Exhibit will be accompanied by a lecture by the exhibit’s executive director,Jason De Léon, titled “The Land of Open Graves: Understanding the Current Politics of Migrant Life and Death along the U.S./Mexico Border,” in which he discusses the inherent political violence that is tied to the decomposition of the bodies of deceased migrants. This lecture will take place on September 30th at 4pm in Nutt Auditorium.