Hostile Terrain with Oak Institute for Human Rights

The Oak Institute, in partnership with the Office for Civic Engagement, collaborated in the installation of Hostile Terrain 94 (HT94), which is a participatory art project organized by the Undocumented Migration Project (UMP), a non-profit research-art-education-media collective, directed by anthropologist Jason De León, who spoke about his project with Oak this semester.

The exhibition is composed of ~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 is simultaneously taking place at a large number of institutions globally in 2020.

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