The Murals of El Paso is a public humanities project of The Humanities Collaborative at EPCC-UTEP that documents, catalogs, and surveys El Paso, Texas' public art in the form of murals. To date, EPCC Faculty Fellow Dr. Jerry Wallace and EPCC Student Fellow Kalycia Kington have documented more than 200 murals, and these works tell individual stories about El Paso's culture, identity, and community. The website is a curated digital archive that preserves these public art displays and aims to generate dialogue and understanding.
Downtowning is a Humanities Collaborative at EPCC-UTEP project designed for CAMP (College Assistance Migrant Program) students at El Paso Community College by EPCC Faculty Fellows Daniel Rios Lopera and EPCC Student Fellow Tatiana Rodriguez. Its mission is to unlock the potential of creativity by offering engaging workshops in creative writing and multimedia creation. From written text to audio, video photography, and web design, Downtowning equips participants with the skills needed to bring their ideas to life. Downtown El Paso becomes both a gathering place and a source of inspiration, serving as a captivating focal point for study and creation and showcasing the students' progress and their extraordinary experiences through both multimedia content and written texts.
In-Visible Borders is a new podcast project created by Humanities Collaborative at EPCC-UTEP Doctoral Teaching Fellows Corina Lerma, Moisés García-Rentería, and Patricia Flores, which discusses the challenges of teaching the humanities in the El Paso-Juarez Borderland region.
Combining audio, video, and still imagery interviews and archival research, Dr. Meredith E. Abarca's digital humanities project El Paso Food Voices explores and documents the cultural and historical influences of foodways in the El Paso Borderland region.
A project of Undergraduate Research Fellow S. Vanessa Zuñiga and Faculty Fellow Jorge Gomez, the Literally Literary Podcast discusses culturally relevant books of all sorts and often features special guests from the Borderland community—including the authors themselves.
Dr. Meredith Abarca builds on her El Paso Food Voices project with the El Paso Food Voices Podcast, an ongoing food studies podcast program that explores the role of food in people's lives in the El Paso, Texas, and neighboring communities. The podcasts are gathered from home cooks, professional chefs, restaurant owners, community educators, and others from across the Borderland, and each episode spotlights specific guests and how food plays a particular role in their life