Human Herds + WALLS = Pocket Cultures
A recent study reveals Austin as one of the fastest-gentrifying cities in the United States. From the arrival of European settlers in the 1830’s to the boom of the tech industry, Austin has experienced both inclusion and exclusion in its many forms. Today, societal segregation and individualism evidences economic barriers and forced migration, both historical and current. Barriers of all kinds form exclusive communities, shaped by deeply-rooted beliefs. Beliefs are formed through memories - others’ and our own.
What will it take to move through the walls we have constructed? From where do our walls originate and how do these structures impact our collective future?
We invite you into Walls, a fantasy playland of growth and destruction, memory and imagination, ins and outs. Choose your own adventure of entrapment or freedom, discovering new connections with the spaces around you, in isolation or with the herd
RACIAL IDENTIFICATION MAP CITY OF AUSTIN