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.

September 2021 presentation at Soundwalk September