Urban Codes, Crossings and Migrations

Urban Codes, Crossings and Migrations: A Public Walk from Walis Johnson on Vimeo.

Urban Codes, Crossings and Migrations is a free public walk created in collaboration with and in support of the Guatemalan artist collective Sitio-Seña, and students at The New School. Using the LISTADO DE SÍMBOLOS BASE (BASIC SYMBOLS LIST) designed by Sitio-Seña for migrant travelers, we will consider the use of visual codes in our own navigation of New York City and devise new codes to reflect our findings. The collective outcomes, based on input from Sitio-Seña, will inform a sister walk to be held in Guatemala.

10999_1044090082286300_5759743260600869873_nThis event is part of Guatemala Despues, an emerging artistic and curatorial collaboration between The New School and Ciudad de la Imaginación. The project will culminate into artistic works showcased in a digital collection, joint exhibitions and public programming hosted at the Sheila Johnson Design Center (SJDC) in New York City from April 9-29, 2015 and in Quetzaltenango, Guatemala in June 2015.

For more information about the exhibition, please check out this article by Luis Gallo in REMEZCLA.

Date: 19 April, 11am-2pm
Location: Sheila C. Johnson Design Center, 66 Fifth Avenue at 13th Street, New York
Cost: FREE


The Walk Exchange encourages participation from all. Please contact info@walkexchange.org if you need any special accommodations or would like more details about the walk.