Torn Apart/Separados

Torn Apart/Separados

Torn Apart/Separados is a rapidly deployed critical data & visualization intervention combining geographic information system (GIS) visualizations with narrative, essays, links, and a bibliography to unpack data underlying the juvenile detention facilities contracted by the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE).

Volume 1 helped social workers and lawyers locate children separated from their families at the U.S.-Mexico border, while Volume 2 followed the money to reveal the companies, universities, and organizations benefitting financially from participation in immigrant detention.

Torn Apart/Separados received significant, international media attention including in Wired MagazineThe Boston Globe, and Fast Company, and is featured in Borderland (2024), a documentary on immigration activists in the U.S.