Cynthia

Cynthia

Cynthia

Cynthia

Cynthia

Cynthia

Cynthia

Walking As Political Act

The promise of mythical lands has driven migrants to walk across landscapes from the beginning of human history. The power of the migrant walk spans continents, time, and motivation. This catalog studies the movement of people from one place to another and their relationship to the landscape, as a comparative analysis of significant walks migrants have made through history. Migration studies often focus on border crossing and citizenship legal rights but exclude the experience of the migrant across the landscape. Our understanding of migration is most often framed by a top-down rather than a bottom-up representation of the lived experience. The parameters of this analysis include a timed hourly estimation of the journey in correlation to the distance traveled, a measured cartography of the trajectory, altitude differences shown in sectional representation, and images of the traveled landscapes. This catalog explores the aesthetics of this political walks. If, for the migrant, walking is a political act, how can representation empower migrants by producing visibility or, perhaps a more powerfully, invisibility?

Exhibit: Galeria de la Raza - Caminos al Andar
Collaboration with Helena Cardona

 
Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign
2019