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IBS Speakers Series: Hostile Terrain 94 Workshop

February 1, 2021 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Zoom link: https://cuboulder.zoom.us/j/98382278178 – email ibs-contact@colorado.edu for password.

Bertha Alicia Bermúdez Tapia and Arielle Milkman

Please note that Registration for this event is required so that the workshop leaders can plan accordingly. Please RSVP by Friday January 29.

CU Boulder is proud to host Hostile Terrain 94, a global participatory art project in collaboration with the Undocumented Migration Project. Our Boulder rendition of this exhibit seeks to memorialize migrants who have died crossing the US/Mexico border and start productive conversations about undocumented migration and the state of Colorado.

The installation, created by anthropologist Jason De León, photographer Michael Wells and artist Lucy Cahill, consists of 3,200 toe tags to be filled out by volunteers in advance of the exhibit. The tags represent the geolocated remains of people who have died in the Sonoran desert while crossing from Mexico into the United States.

Our team is offering opportunities to participate in this exhibit by filling out tags memorializing individuals who have died in the Sonoran desert. The workshops are facilitated by our team (Bertha Alicia Bermúdez Tapia, Carole McGranahan and Arielle Milkman) and discuss undocumented migration and the U.S. policy Prevention through Deterrence, migration in the state of Colorado and evaluation of attempts to use art and research to achieve memorialization and community reflection.

After we have filled out the tags, we plan to make the full project available in Boulder. The date and time of the full exhibition are under discussion as we adapt to campus and city Covid-19 restrictions.

Project website: https://www.undocumentedmigrationproject.org/hostileterrain94


February 1, 2021
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm


CU Population Center
Latin American Studies Center (LASC)