Tree Codex: Mural-making as a cultural collective, a collaboration between Thick Press and Frida Larios

Thick Press


Pamphlet / 4.4 x 7 in / 56 pp



In 2019, Carlos Rosario International Public Charter School, a DC-based organization that offers adult education and services to recently migrated DC-residents, commissioned Frida Larios, an indigenous activist, designer, artist, and educator, to lead a small group of students in designing and painting a mural. Larios employed her system of ancestral hieroglyphics redesigned as a contemporary visual language for genetic memory regeneration. A collaborative process of talking, imagining, writing, and drawing the students' cultural stories culminated in Tree Codex. This book,emerging documents that process.