List of Physical Visualizations
and Related Artifacts

2019 – Hostile Terrain 94: Deaths at the US/Mexico Border


Prototype of a series of physical maps that will be exhibited across 94 cities worldwide in fall 2020. Each of the 3500 hand-written toe tags represents the recovered body of a migrant who died while crossing the US/Mexico border in the Sonoran Desert between 2000 and 2020. Coordinated by the Undocumented Migration Project (UMP).

To learn more about UMP and the context of this map, listen to the Radiolab podcast series Border Trilogy.


  2. Left image from Twitter user Jer Thorp
  3. Right image from

Added by: Pierre Dragicevic, sent by: Luiz Augusto de Macêdo Morais. Category: Passive physical visualization  Tags: cartographic, deaths, migration, toe tag