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SANCTIONED LIVES

Sanctioned Lives:
Bodies on the Line & Online Bodies

English

Sanctioned Lives: Bodies on the Line & Online Bodies intervenes in the ways people cross borders. Whether it be crossing as a migrant, immigrant, refugee, or asylum seeker, the goal of this project is to deepen processes of communication to increase linguistic knowledge of multiple cultures. The goal is to give migrants and those whose professional duties bring them in contact with migrants a holistic, empathetic, and sincere way to connect. Users of the interactive archive can access an interactive virtual archive of words describing emotions and movements associated with the experience of those emotions describing crossing a border in multiple languages. The archive is an artistic intervention that offers a curriculum outlining a new approach to welcoming people who have relocated to the United States.

Español

Sanctioned Lives: Bodies on the Line & Online Bodies interviene en la forma en que las personas cruzan las fronteras. Ya sea que estén cruzando como migrantes, inmigrantes, refugiados o buscando asilo, este proyecto busca profundizar los procesos de comunicación para incrementar el conocimiento lingüístico entre múltiples culturas. El objetivo es brindar a los migrantes y a aquellos cuyos trabajos los ponen en contacto con migrantes, una forma holística, empática y sincera de conectarse. Aquí, las personas pueden acceder a un archivo interactivo de palabras en varios idiomas que profundizan en las emociones asociadas con la experiencia de cruzar una frontera. Este archivo es una intervención artística que ofrece un plan de estudios con un nuevo enfoque para dar la bienvenida a las personas que se han trasladado a los Estados Unidos.

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Farsi

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Italian

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Armenian

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Russian

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Korean

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Two phases of this intervention invite people to narrate lived experiences through research and share it without having to compromise their privacy. This form of research is called autoethnography: research of self-knowledge and its relationship to multiple cultural experiences. The particular approach asks participants to describe the emotions and words associated with emotions in the language in which they feel most confident expressing themselves and use it to define an experience of crossing a border.

Understandings are embodied by learning words from multiple languages, which reframes the perspective of physical movement, such as crossing a border, in relation to emotional expression. The extent of transformation writing, and performing bodily history and knowledge that will be received by users of the interactive virtual archive in the future. In this way, learning how to co-construct a collective body is a process where borders are undermined through co-created knowledge. This archive assists in caring for diasporic communities that have heightened stress from the added impact of being culturally misunderstood and othered during their pathway to citizenship.

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