Cog•nate Collective develops research projects + public interventions + experimental pedagogical programs in collaboration with communities across the US/Mexico border region.
Since being founded in 2010, their work has interrogated the evolution of the border as it is simultaneously erased by neoliberal economic policies and bolstered through increased militarization — tracing the fallout of this incongruence for migrant communities on either side of the border.
As a result, their site-specific projects often address issues of migration, informal economies, and the construction of collective identities through popular cultural, proposing an understanding of the border not as a bifurcating line, but as a region that expands and contracts with the movement of people and objects.
They currently work between Tijuana, MX, Mexicali, MX, Santa Ana, CA and Los Angeles, CA.
This lecture is in the Visual Arts building Room 103 at 5pm.
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