Complimentary "Hostile Terrain 94" Workshops


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Photo of the toe tag installation in the Hostile Terrain 94 exhibit, with text that says "Hostile Terrain 94" in white.

Hostile Terrain 94 is a participatory map installation created by the Undocumented Migration Project, a non-profit research and arts-education collective. In collaboration with the Museum of Us, Hostile Terrain 94 was further developed into a broader exhibit that illustrates the impacts of dehumanizing border policies on human life.

To reflect on border impacts worldwide and honor lives lost to border policies, the Museum of Us will be offering a series of free Hostile Terrain 94 Toe Tag Completion workshops on select dates in October.

Advance registration is required. Participants can join as individuals or in small groups. Maximum capacity per workshop is 35 participants. Complimentary workshops do not include admission to the Museum.

About Hostile Terrain 94 Toe Tag Completion Workshops

The Hostile Terrain 94 exhibit features a participatory map of the lives lost crossing the Sonoran Desert region of the US-Mexico border. Each person is represented by a toe tag, placed on the location where their body was found. During the workshop, participants will write toe tags that will later be installed on the wall map. Time for discussion, reflection, and a brief tour of the exhibit will conclude the workshop. Please note that the inclusion and length of the closing tour may vary by group.

This workshop directly connects with loss of life and violent realities of migration along U.S. border regions. The experience and content can be very powerful and personal. Please use your discretion to decide if this is an appropriate fit for your group. There are no graphic images, but content does include references to death and violence.

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