In Mexico, the crisis of disappeared persons has reached a grim milestone: there are now over 100,000 cases of people whose whereabouts are unknown. That is close to 1% of the country's population.
In early February 2022, a group of people –most of them mothers–, who search for their disappeared loved ones, invited me to accompany their struggle and help build memorials. They did not just desired for a place to remember, but a place to inspire their neighbors and communities to join their search, to gather strength in numbers and speak out against the failures of the Mexican State to find them and protect them.
This is how the second phase of The Dispersed Memorial began: we tied individual memory-objects on to trees in the public squares of 3 cities in the state of Guanajuato in Mexico: Silao, Pénjamo, and the state's capital Irapuato.
What is here right now are prototypes of what will become, potentially, the final design of The Dispersed Memorial.