An Urban Visual Ethnographic Collaborative (August 2016-May 2018)
Flying below the radar of official planning instruments and public acknowledgement, migrants have been busily transforming our collective urban environment. They’ve revived stagnant neighborhood economies, brought vibrant, magical-realist redesign to the cityscape, added colorful cultural flair to the city’s subdued design palette, and transnationalized Phoenix urbanism with local outcroppings of global religions, cuisines, cultures. This collaborative project aims to make visible this contribution and bring immigrants squarely to the center of conversations envisioning shared urban futures in Phoenix, Arizona. Enjoy!
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