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

GRANDMA'S STORIES

RACIAL IDENTIFICATION MAP CITY OF AUSTIN

CITY "WALLS"

560 East Ave. Austin before Interstate 35

560 East Ave. Austin before Interstate 35

Interstate 35

Interstate 35

WATER WALLS

Mansfield Dam

Tom Miller Dam

Tom Miller Dam

Mansfield Dam

Mansfield Dam

Longhorn Dam

Longhorn Dam

HUMAN WALLS

Woman's March: Austin Texas 

Woman's March: Austin Texas 

Anti-Trump Protests: Austin Texas

Anti-Trump Protests: Austin Texas

May Day Protest: Austin, Texas

May Day Protest: Austin, Texas

PHYSICAL WALLS

US-Mexican Border Wall at Sunland Park, New Mexico

US-Mexican Border Wall at Sunland Park, New Mexico

PAST PROJECTS

US-Mexican Border Wall at Sunland Park, New Mexico

US-Mexican Border Wall at Sunland Park, New Mexico