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Hostile Terrain 94 Workshop

January 31, 2023 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

toe tags being filled out

Hostile Terrain 94 Workshop
Tuesday, January 31, 12:00-1:30 p.m.
Pavilion Gallery, Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art WSU

Join us for our first workshop about Hostile Terrain 94, an upcoming participatory exhibition from the Undocumented Migration Project. Co-sponsored by the Center for Arts and Humanities, College of Arts and Sciences, Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art WSU (JSMA), and the Office of the Provost, Hostile Terrain 94 (HT94) is an interactive exhibition comprised of approximately 3,800 handwritten toe tags representing migrants who died trying to cross the Sonoran Desert in Arizona between the mid-1990s and 2019. The physical act of writing out the names and information for the dead invites participants to reflect, witness and stand in solidarity with those who have lost their lives in search of a better one.

In advance of the installation of this project at the Schnitzer Museum in January-March 2023, the toe tags will be filled out by members of our local community. We are seeking university and community-based groups—student and faculty organizations, service groups, classes, etc.—who would like to participate in this intentional activity during Winter 2023. Our first workshop on December 9 is an opportunity for interested parties to experience the participatory nature of the project by filling out tags, observing the site of installation, and reflecting on emotions related to and implications of the exhibition.

Additional workshops and activities for January, February, and March 2023 will be announced later this month. Visit WSU’s Hostile Terrain 94 website for updates on these opportunities. Our community’s engagement with Hostile Terrain 94 will culminate March 2, 2023, when HT94 founder and anthropologist Jason De León visits the WSU Pullman campus for a series of programs and events.

QUESTIONS? Contact Kristin Becker, Curator of Education & Programs: kristin.carlson@wsu.edu

LOCATION | The Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art WSU is located in the Crimson Cube (on Wilson Road across from Martin Stadium and the CUB) on the WSU Pullman campus. The museum is currently open Tuesday through Friday from 1-4 p.m., Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., and closed Sunday and Monday.


January 31, 2023
12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
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Kristin Becker