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Overview

Due to customs issues in Mexico after the World AIDS Conference 2008 the Shack had to be destroyed. Fortunately it had gathered sufficient interest by then to keep the concept and message alive. This lives on in Nuestra Casa or ‘Our Home’. This home designed from low income living conditions found along the USA and Mexico border uses materials from locations where documentation took place. Its walls are covered with imagery, stories and memorabilia that speak of the border region with particular attention to tuberculosis and access to health care. Contributing factors such as migration, drug addiction, stigma, prostitution, poverty and working conditions are also covered. To balance the image of the region it also reflects the beauty of culture, tradition and lifestyle found here as well as the resilience of communities to pull together during difficult times.

The final stage of the exhibition ‘Caminero del Espiranza’ (Passage of Hope) includes a series of posters made by Photovoice participants. These pictures and stories depict the life of those affected by TB and how they have overcome TB. Each poster is also accompanied by a way in which the viewer can assist in stopping TB.

Media Coverage

Video made on completion

Interview – Union World Conference

Prime Time News report

Borderzine

El Mexicano (Spanish)

Fronteras (Spanish)

San Diego (Spanish)

 

 

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