Guided by a critical pedagogy that interweaves inquiry, dialogue, action, and reflection, Borderland Collective collaborated with forty high school students in San Antonio, Texas on a year-long art and research project. Together, we unpacked and reflected upon historical and contemporary issues surrounding energy production, usage, and impact. 


Students: Leah Alexander, Shelby Atherton, Angela Canonizado, Aidan Cruz, Neenah Cuero, Antonio Esparza, Clare Ferrell, Sofia Fortuno, Noah Furman, Danika Garza, Jonelle Gonzalez, Julia Guillory, Anya Hansen, Audrey Herrera, Frankie Imbus, Rachel Kamata, Violet Luna, Emma Madewell, Sage Martin, Jackie Meade, Stephen Montez, Zoe Morris, Bailey Nicholson, Sophia Palafox, Sofia Quintanilla, Starine Reyes, Catalina Rocha, Drew Russell, Heidi Stifter, Aolani Tagle, Ystais Tagle, Joshua Trout, Ryan Tubbesing, Lauren White, Claire Wilson, and Bygoe Zubiate; Teachers/Artists/Community: Steve Magadance, Bonnie Brawner, Luke Freeman, Molly Sherman, Jens Hauge, Laurie Smith, Lynette Guillory, Mark Menjivar, Bethany Johnson, Sue Ann Pemberton, Jarod Sprott, Charlie Hemmeline, Frankie Orona, Bureau of Economic Geology and Briscoe Center for American History at the University of Texas, Scott Tinker, Mark Blount, Bissett Young, Svetlana Ikonnikova, Sue Hovorka, Shannon Costello, Rachel Johnson, Randy Nieman, Adam Reed, John Kennedy, Warhorse Services, Randy Rohlfs, Petroleum Museum, Jason Reed, and Ryan Sprott