“This is a rich project with potential to tell a story about immigration in a new, powerful way that will appeal to emotions and intellect. It encourages active involvement and personal contemplation through the act of creating the toe tags in a way that is visceral.”-Alyssa Melby
What is Hostile Terrain 94?
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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 over 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.