Migrant Neighborhoods

v i s u a l i z i n g   i m m i g r a n t   P h o e n i x

Migrants live throughout the metro area, but some census tracts are near or over 50% "foreign born." We explore some of these areas in an effort to visualize and appreciate immigrant presence.

Christen Garden, September 2016


Colorful homes bring  the vibrant colors of Mexican culture and proud heritage to a Maryvale neighborhood.

Maryvale murals

Show Immigrant Connections to Phoenix

Christen Garden curates a photo set of murals decorating the block walls of Maryvale neighborhoods, interpreting the community's heritage, cultural pride, and rightful inclusion within our city & nation.

Megan Reder, April 2018

In the heart of Central Phoenix, McDowell Road serves as local “border” to the globe, an interactive zone of complex crossings where migrants display multiple homeland cultures to their new city and blur our nations’ spatial edges.