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Based on the curatorial research Intergalactix: against isolation/contra el aislamiento, curators Daniela Lieja Quintanar and Claudia Pretelin, associate researcher and exhibition advisor, discuss how the curatorial process can become a collective tissue that responds to the urgencies of the present, particularly in light of migration policies and the histories that intersect there.
Unión de Vecinos is an organization that emerged in the 1990s as a result of actions against the demolition of Pico-Aliso Housing Project belonging to Latino families, they are now part of a larger movement against displacement, gentrification and the fight for the right to housing, which is the Los Angeles Tenants Union, of which Daniela is an active member.
In Plain Sight (#XMAP), a coalition of 80 artists dedicated to the abolition of migrant detention centers, perfectly illustrates the seriousness of these incarceration policies. A very relevant project at the moment organized by the artists Cassils and Rafa Esparza. More information at: https://xmap.us/about
Katia Lara’s documentary Berta Vive illustrates part of Cáceres’ tireless struggle. Available at: https://vimeo.com/229310580
Between 1942 and 1964, the US started a program to use Mexican labor temporarily in their crops. The braceros, as they are known, were subjected to disinfection and humiliation processes with DDT, a chemical that can cause serious damage to health. More information at: http://braceroarchive.org/items/show/143