Otherwise, It Would Be Just Another River
Ten Years of Borderland Collective’s Practice in Collaboration and Dialogue
Jason Reed/Molly Sherman

248 pp.

with 113 colour and 47 black-white illustrations

threadsewn softcover, open back

Leipzig October, 2022
ISBN: 9783959055369
Edition Number: 1

Width: 17 cm
Length: 24 cm

Language(s): Spanish, English

Jason Reed, Molly Sherman

Otherwise, It Would Be Just Another River: Ten Years of Borderland Collective’s Practice in Collaboration and Dialogue focuses on the participatory education and socially engaged art practices of Borderland Collective over the last ten years. The book shares stories and collective knowledge about the US-Mexico border created by students, teachers, artists, and community members in an array of Borderland Collective projects through poems, prose, photographs, and drawings. 

Borderland Collective is a long-term participatory art and education project based in Texas. The project utilizes collaborations between artists, educators, youth, and community members to engage complex social issues and build space for diverse perspectives, meaningful dialogue, and varying modes of creation and reflection.


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Juror Comments

“Every image that crossed the borderlands of the spread felt like it reinforced the urgency and inspiring quality of this collective social practice's work”

“The typography is restrained and elegant, able to clearly showcase two languages. The images act as the ‘bridge’ between the Spanish and English texts and are never centered on the gutter, creating a flow, and a sense of movement.”

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