Carceral Geography in El Paso, TX:
Creating Sound Walks to Experience Disappeared Histories
Soundwalks are recorded audio guides that provide a container for paying attention and moving through routes as a means of learning about place.
Carceral geography is a lens on architectures and social relationships that are disappeared or displaced within systems of incarceration, raising the question— how can we see that which is disappeared?
You may walk a Soundwalk route as a one-time learning experience, or as an opening experience to generate research questions and creative engagement in a longer learning about place. Check out our Publications to learn more about our process, and Research for the many interdisciplinary sources that inform this approach!
This is a project funded by The Mellon Humanities Collaborative at El Paso Community College- The University of Texas at El Paso, 2021-2022.
May 2022 Mellon Humanities Collaborative Project Presentation
This presentation begins with an audio recording of an experimental poetry exercise based on Derrida's Archive Fever and Troillot's Silencing the Past.