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Hostile Terrain 94 (detail), 2020. Part of the Undocumented Migration Project, the Manila tags represent the identified bodies of undocumented migrants who have died crossing the border, while the orange memorialize the over 1,000 deceased who remain unkno
Hostile Terrain 94: Reflections on Immigration and Public-Facing Anthropology
Jason De León discusses the origins of the Undocumented Migration Project (UMP), a nonprofit research, arts, and education collective that raises awareness of the plight of Latin American migrants attempting to enter the United States. De León shares some of his team’s ongoing projects including Hostile Terrain 94, a global participatory exhibition focused on migrant death that launches in 130 locations in 2021. He also highlights his career trajectory from Getty Museum intern in 1999 to professor of anthropology and Chicana/o and Central American studies at the University of California, Los Angeles.

Mar 31, 2021 04:00 PM in Pacific Time (US and Canada)

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