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Help Needed! Fill out toe tags for Hostile Terrain 94 exhibit

October 12, 2020

  • Prototype from Franklin & Marshallexhibition (January 2019).

Hostile Terrain 94 (HT94) is a participatory art project sponsored and organized by the Undocumented Migration Project. 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.

To participate, ask at Watzek Library’s Service Desk for a toe tag and fill in the accompanying death information for a deceased border crosser. Please return the tag to the Service Desk immediately upon completion. It is very important that all the tags are completed and returned to ensure impact and success of the exhibition!

Orange toe tags represent unidentified individuals who were found in the desert. This information is on the shaded rows of the spreadsheet.

Manila toe tags represent identified individuals. This information is on the white rows of the spreadsheet.

The tags will be 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 around the globe.

For more information, or if you want a group of tags for your class, club, or affinity group, please contact

Prototype from Franklin & Marshallexhibition (January 2019).

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