Carrito de Memorias

Carrito de Memorias
January-April 2019

Carrito de Memorias (Cart of Memories) was a project by former C3 Visiting Artist Karla García inspired by the food carts commonly found across Mexico. These carts often act as a congregational space where the community shares stories and personal experiences over a meal. García’s cart invited visitors to reflect on how meal preparation and family traditions shape our understanding of gender. Visitors contributed their own cultural traditions using the natural fiber papers provided. García compiled these responses into a series of papier-mâché dinnerware embodying the public’s collective memories.

Carrito de Memorias was partially funded by grants from The Onstead Institute and the University of North Texas College of Visual Arts Student Project Award. Construction of the cart was made possible with the equipment provided by University of North Texas’ Fabrication Lab.