Students in Amsterdam, Netherlands, May 2017

 




 

Hostile Terrain 94 M3/TLTE Virtual Session

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 ~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 2020.

About UNL’s project:

On August 31, 2020, M3 led a one hour workshop on Zoom of Hostile Terrain 94 for the Department of Teaching, Learning and Teacher Education faculty and students. About 20 people attended and came together to write down the names of those who have died in the Arizona desert and bear witness to the humanitarian crisis at the US border. By dividing into breakout groups and  filling out the toe tags together we provided time to acknowledge these deaths so that we could be reminded of their humanity, and the fact that they are not just dots on a map but real people with families and individual stories. Participants were then notified of opportunities to view the exhibits at various venues later in the semester at UNL (see link to article).

https://newsroom.unl.edu/announce/sgis/11036/67406

https://sgis.unl.edu/hostile-terrain-94

Name of initiative: Hostile Terrain 94 M3/TLTE Virtual Session

Affiliated faculty/students/community members:

Creator:

Dr. Jason De León,  Department of  Anthropology, College of Social Sciences, University of California, Los Angeles

Organizers of UNL Project:

Dr. Claire Nicholas, Department of Textiles, Merchandising & Fashion Design, College of Education and Human Sciences, University of Nebraska-Lincoln

Dr. Jonathan Gregory, International Quilt Museum, College of Education and Human Sciences, University of Nebraska-Lincoln

Dr. Effie Athanassopoulous, Anthropology/Classics, School of Global Integrative Studies, University of Nebraska-Lincoln

August 31, 2020 M3/TLTE Hostile Terrain 94 Host:

Dr. Theresa Catalano, Associate Professor, Department of Teaching, Learning and Teacher Education, College of Education and Human Sciences, University of Nebraska-Lincoln


Land Acknowledgment:

Dr. Colette Yellow Robe, Assistant Director, Non-cognitive Learning/Leadership, Student Support Services, TRIO Programs, University of Nebraska-Lincoln

Discussion Leaders:

Dr. Ted Hamann, Professor, Department of Teaching, Learning and Teacher Education, College of Education and Human Sciences, University of Nebraska-Lincoln

Dr. Amanda Morales, Associate Professor, Department of Teaching, Learning and Teacher Education, College of Education and Human Sciences, University of Nebraska-Lincoln

Dr. Jenelle Reeves, Professor, Department of Teaching, Learning and Teacher Education, College of Education and Human Sciences, University of Nebraska-Lincoln

Dr. Loukia Sarroub, Professor, Department of Teaching, Learning and Teacher Education, College of Education and Human Sciences, University of Nebraska-Lincoln

Dr. Stephanie Wessels, Associate Professor, Department of Teaching, Learning and Teacher Education, College of Education and Human Sciences, University of Nebraska-Lincoln

Participants:

TLTE faculty and students

Funder/Sponsor:

This project was sponsored and organized by the Undocumented Migration Project (UMP), a non-profit research-art-education-media collective. 

Dr. Theresa Catalano

Interested in collaborating with the M3 Initiative?

CONTACT
Dr. Theresa Catalano
tcatalano2@unl.edu