Red Sand Project
Human trafficking is often hidden from public view.
Red Sand Project is a participatory artwork that uses sidewalk interventions and earthwork installations to create opportunities for people to question, connect and take action against vulnerabilities that can lead to human trafficking and exploitation.
Today, 40.3 million people live as slaves. Overlooked populations—refugees, immigrants, LGBTQ people, people of color, indigenous people, people with disabilities, women and girls, and children—are most at risk of being enslaved, spending their lives being exploited for the profit of others. To recognize those who are overlooked, Red Sand Project’s sidewalk interventions invites individuals to take the time to fill a sidewalk crack with red sand and to then document their sidewalk transformations on social media using #RedSandProject. The intention is to encourage us all to not merely walk over the most marginalized people in our communities—those who fall through the metaphoric cracks. Red Sand Project is a project of Stardust Arts Foundation.