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Hostile Terrain 94 Team & Supporters


Hostile Terrain 94 is a participatory project developed by the Undocumented Migration Project.

The Undocumented Migration Project is a non-profit research and arts-education collective directed by UCLA anthropologist Jason De León. For more information about the Undocumented Migration Project or about Hostile Terrain 94’s development and how to get involved, click here.

As it is exhibited throughout different host sites, each site has the invitation and opportunity to expand the conversation. The exhibition at The Museum of Us was developed by a multidisciplinary team of artists, scholars, and museum professionals. We are grateful for everyone’s work and dedication. We would like to highlight the way our communities interweave together to uplift each other. Through communal work we are able to build more loving futures.

We would like to thank the Undocumented Migration Project and the Colibrí Center for Human Rights team Austin Shipman, Perla Torres, Michael Wells, and Jason de León.

This Hostile Terrain 94 exhibition at the Museum of Us was co-developed by California Arts Council Administrators of Color Fellow Luisa Martínez Villalón.

With the support and guidance of the Senior Director of Decolonizing Initiatives Brandie Macdonald, and Senior Director of Exhibitions and Operations Kate Clyde.

Graphics were developed by the Optika Moderna team, Sonya Calderon and David Reynoso, with creative insight from Winter Smiley, Luisa Martínez, and Kate Clyde.

The timeline mural was designed by Winter Smiley, based on research by Smithsonian Affiliates Intern Laura Rosado with assistance from Alfredo González Reynoso.

Our interactive land acknowledgment was developed with, and includes work from, the O’odham Anti Border Collective, Amrah Salomón J., Amber Lee Ortega, Napoleon Marrietta, Brooke Cena, and Brian de la Cerda.

The exhibition includes works by artist Salvador de la Torre.

Financial support to the Museum of Us was provided by James & Frances Peterson, Jackie & Charlie Mann Fund of the Jewish Community Foundation, Kimberly Godwin in memory of Joel Gerber, and the California Endowment. Financial support to the Undocumented Migration Project was provided by Janice Deaton.

We would like to thank everyone who has participated in the difficult work of filling out toe tags – this includes museum staff and board, community groups, and volunteers.


Queremos agradecer al Undocumented Migration Project (Proyecto Migración Indocumentada) y al equipo del Colibrí Center for Human Rights (Centro Colibrí de Derechos Humanos) Austin Shipman, Perla Torres, Michael Wells y Jason de León.

La exhibición Hostile Terrain 94 en the Museum of Us fue desarrollada conjuntamente por la becaria Administradores de Color del California Arts Council, Luisa Martínez Villalón.

Con el apoyo y la orientación de la directora de iniciativas de descolonización, Brandie Macdonald, y la directora de exposiciones y operaciones, Kate Clyde.

La identidad gráfica fue desarrollada por el equipo de Optika Moderna, Sonya Calderon y David Reynoso, con el apoyo creativo de Winter Smiley, Luisa Martínez, y Kate Clyde.

El mural de la línea de tiempo fue diseñado por Winter Smiley, basado en una investigación de la pasante de Smithsonian Affiliates Laura Rosado con la intervención académica de Alfredo González Reynoso.

Nuestro reconocimiento de tierras interactivo se desarrolló con el apoyo, e incluye trabajo de, el O’odham Anti Border Collective, Amrah Salomón J., Amber Lee Ortega, Napoleon Marrietta, Brooke Cena y Brian de la Cerda.

La exhibición incluye obras del artista Salvador de la Torre.

James & Frances Peterson, Jackie & Charlie Mann Fund of the Jewish Community Foundation, Kimberly Godwin en memoria de Joel Gerber, y California Endowment contribuyeron con una donación al Museum of Us. Janice Deaton contribuyó con una donación al Undocumented Migration Project.

Nos gustaría agradecer a todxs los que han participado en el difícil trabajo de llenar las etiquetas del mapa Hostile Terrain 94, esto incluye al personal y la mesa directiva del museo, a grupos comunitarios y a voluntarixs locales.

The Museum of Us recognizes that it sits on the unceded ancestral homeland of the Kumeyaay Nation. The Museum extends its respect and gratitude to the Kumeyaay peoples who have lived here for millennia.

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