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The Raúl Isidro Burgos Rural Teachers College in Ayotzinapa, founded in 1926, is an all-male school that has historically been associated with student activism.  On September 26, 2014, forty-three students and teachers were forcibly abducted and then disappeared.  In protest, other students from the school seized official vehicles belonging to several transnational companies and used them in protest, demanding the return of their companions.

In December 2014 Mia formed an EDELO collective during her one-month residency at the school. Collaborators included fellow Zoque artist Saul Kak, Ayotzinapa students, parents of missing teachers, activists, human-rights defenders, and the larger community.  We designed an intervention project in the vehicles as a form of artistic protest, for ten days we gathered day and night to put images of hope and resistance on the vehicles.

Guerrero Mexico 2014

EDELO Collaborative lead by Mia & Saul Kak

Raúl Isidro Burgos Rural Teachers College

One-Month Residency, Community Workshops and Performance


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