Borderland Collective

A long-term participatory art and education project based in Texas

Wurzbach Manor

Through work in a local public elementary school we were connected with three families living at Wurzbach Manor apartments in San Antonio, Texas: the Paw Moo family from Burma, the Niyonkuru family from Tanzania, and the Day family, Americans from New Orleans. Displaced from their native homes because of civil war, genocide and natural disaster, these families had by chance and forces beyond their control become neighbors. Throughout the 2010-11 year we invited them to make pictures of their daily lives, spent time in each families home making drawings together, listening to their stories, and scanning important family  images from their personal albums. The work culminated in an exhibition at the San Antonio Public Library and a book that includes their artwork, pictures, and stories.

Wurzbach Manor Apartments and San Antonio Public Library, San Antonio, TX

Project Leads:
Joey Fauerso, Ryan Sprott, and Jason Reed

Laterrial “Big Moochie” Day Love, Ayana Day, Byron Day, Laterrial “Little Moochie” Day, Daphrose, Laurent, Ciza, Methode, Dorothea, Felcite, Pascaline,  Janvier, Paw Khee, Htee Doh, Paw Moo, Eh Soe Soe, Sam Htoo, Robert Blut, Hannah Entwisle, Michelle Hays, Jenny Browne, and Kerri Haupert