Patricia Villalobos Echeverría

Retrace: Michigan

To support the creation, production, and documentation of a participatory public art project by Patricia Villalobos Echeverria that invites various people to engage with storytelling through recorded narratives related to migration and displacement. These narratives will play inside a tuk-tuk (a three-wheeled motorized vehicle commonly used as a form of informal transportation in many parts of the Global South), while offering free rides to the public along specific routes in Southwest Michigan, including the cities of Kalamazoo and Grand Rapids. Through memory and storytelling, the project furthers the artist’s ongoing exploration of place and our changing relationship to it.

At a Glance

Project Title

Retrace: Michigan

NFA Category

NALAC Fund for the Arts Artist Grant





Primary Social Theme



Kalamazoo, MI