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. 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 2021 and throughout 2022.
Students, faculty, staff, and community members are invited to participate in the Hostile Terrain 94 pop-up art exhibition.
Stop by our table to fill out one or more toe tags of both identified (manila-colored toe tags) and unidentified migrants (orange-colored toe tags). There will be other pop-up sessions through Spring 2023.