“ICE WILL MELT: A call to arms, a promise, a commitment to entropy, change, action. The US Customs & Border Protection office and Immigration Court sits atop Bulbancha Land. Bulbuncha means, “place of many tongues”. The pre-colonial Mississippi river brought many different indigenious peoples to this land. Today, “many tongues” are brought here shackled, handcuffed and punished for natural migration. The mighty river that surrounds this land reminds us of adaptability, power and change. The flow of water will recover as much as it uncovers. With unity of purpose, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) will also one day dissolve, flow and flood.
References: Bulbancha Is Still A Place: http://antigravitymagazine.com/feature/reviving-indigenous-histories-with-bulbancha-is-still-a-place/"”
Jackie Sumell facilitates unexpected exchanges between persons subjected to indefinite solitary confinement and those of us living on the “outside.” Her project, Solitary Gardens, enlists communities to create public, green spaces designed by men and women currently in solitary, while simultaneously offering workshops and curricula for all of us to envision a landscape without prisons.
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