Phoenix Transect Project

Haruna Miyagawa-Fukui

Raised mostly in Tokyo while spending her adolescent years in East Tennessee, peppered with the suburban life of the Quaker State, she feels at home transgressing the boundary of busy city life and tranquil rural life. Her Interests lie in the interface of what seem antithetical as the fault line is often the ground for innovation. She is currently working towards her Ph.D. in Sociology at School of Social and Family Dynamics at Arizona State University.

Coming from Tokyo, a very densely populated and excessively developed mega city that is still extending toward the bay, the open space of greater Phoenix is a pure luxury--the luxury often taken for granted. Young and vibrant mean fearless but fragile. Hear the voice of the old, the history, and the experience. Sustainability comes from not only connecting ourselves to the future but also to the past. I see my work as a seed which I nurture for the next generation as much as the predecessors have cherished theirs for us. Listening is the foundation of understanding.

Email: harunamiyagawa@gmail.com

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Contributor: Haruna Miyagawa-Fukui
Title: Old Buckeye Swimming Pool (archive)
Description: This photograph was taken at the old Buckeye swimming pool, located at the SW corner of Apache Rd and Southern Road. The swimming pool was fed by well water. It was quite a large pool for its time.
Date: unknown
Keywords: Audio, Development, Interview, People, Public Space, Recreation, Water, All Images

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Contributor: Haruna Miyagawa-Fukui
Title: Branding Cattle (archive)
Description: John G. Roberts, on horse (left) and the crowd are branding cattle. The photograph was taken in Palo Verde, AZ sometime in the 1920\'s. (Courtesy of Edna and Tom Roberts)
Date: unknown
Keywords: Archival Material, Artifact, Marker, People, All Images

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Contributor: Haruna Miyagawa-Fukui
Title: Housing Developments & Estrella Mountain
Description: An interview with a long time resident. He talks about his personal attachment to the land that was being leveled for housing developments as he knew the farming families. According to him, the deve
Date: unknown
Keywords: Agriculture, Audio, Construction, Development, Housing, Interview, People, Residential, All Images

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Contributor: Haruna Miyagawa-Fukui
Title: Development and Realtors
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Date: 2/2008
Keywords: Audio, Commercial, Construction, Development, Housing, Interview, Marker, People, Residential, All Images

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Contributor: Haruna Miyagawa-Fukui
Title: Development and Realtors
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Date: 2/2008
Keywords: Audio, Commercial, Construction, Development, Housing, Interview, Marker, People, Residential, All Images

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Contributor: Haruna Miyagawa-Fukui
Title: Atmosphere of Verrado
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Date: 3/2008
Keywords: Audio, Development, Housing, Interview, People, Public Space, Residential, All Images

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Contributor: Haruna Miyagawa-Fukui
Title: Atmosphere of Verrado
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Date: 3/2008
Keywords: Audio, Development, Housing, Interview, People, Public Space, Public Works, Residential, All Images

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Contributor: Haruna Miyagawa-Fukui
Title: Atmosphere of Verrado
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Date: 3/2008
Keywords: Audio, Development, Housing, Interview, People, Public Space, Residential, All Images

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Contributor: Haruna Miyagawa-Fukui
Title: Atmosphere of Verrado
Description: An interview with a long time resident of Buckeye. He likes the front porches of Verrado as they create the atmosphere in which the neighbors get to know one another well.
Date: 3/2008
Keywords: Audio, Development, Housing, Interview, People, Private Space, Public Space, Residential, Retail, All Images

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Contributor: Haruna Miyagawa-Fukui
Title: Peaceful Life after Retirement
Description: An interview with a couple of long time residents. They are happy about their retirement life—no multi-millionaire but peaceful and enjoyable one with family and friends.
Date: 3/2008
Keywords: Agriculture, Audio, Housing, Interview, People, Private Space, Wildlife, All Images

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Contributor: Haruna Miyagawa-Fukui
Title: Neighborhood Boys
Description: An interview with a long time resident. She remembers the old days when she and her husband were raising three boys… Children who lived in the neighborhood were always visiting their house.
Date: 3/2003
Keywords: Artifact, Audio, Housing, Interview, People, Private Space, All Images

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Contributor: Haruna Miyagawa-Fukui
Title: Cotton--An Important Crop in the Region
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Date: 2/2008
Keywords: Agriculture, Audio, Interview, People, Vegetation, All Images

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Contributor: Haruna Miyagawa-Fukui
Title: Cotton--An Important Crop in the Region
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Date: 2/2008
Keywords: Agriculture, Audio, Interview, People, Vegetation, All Images

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Contributor: Haruna Miyagawa-Fukui
Title: Cotton--An Important Crop in the Region
Description: An interview with a retired resident who owned cows and also worked in the field planting cotton and grain. He mentions that he and his father decided to grow cotton as the price went up and become a
Date: 2/2008
Keywords: Agriculture, Audio, Interview, People, Vegetation, All Images

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Contributor: Haruna Miyagawa-Fukui
Title: Annexation: Public Hearing Sign
Description: An interview with town officials. About three hundred seventy square miles have been annexed into the corporate limits of town of Buckeye in the past two to three years. According to them, an averag
Date: 2/2008
Keywords: Agriculture, Audio, Development, Interview, Marker, Public Space, All Images

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Contributor: Haruna Miyagawa-Fukui
Title: Public Hearing Sign and Abandoned Building
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Date: 2/2008
Keywords: Audio, Construction, Demolition, Development, Interview, Marker, All Images

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Contributor: Haruna Miyagawa-Fukui
Title: Abandoned Agricultural Machine
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Date: 2/2008
Keywords: Agriculture, Audio, Development, Interview, People, All Images

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Contributor: Haruna Miyagawa-Fukui
Title: Abandoned Agricultural Machine
Description: An interview with a town official. He talks about the general decline in the agriculture in the area but also mentions that some farmers are standing strong.
Date: 2/2008
Keywords: Agriculture, Audio, Development, Interview, People, All Images

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Contributor: Haruna Miyagawa-Fukui
Title: John G. Roberts and Children in front of Roxy Theater (archive)
Description: John G. Roberts mounting on a horse surrounded by exciting children. (Courtesy of Tom and Edna Roberts) An interview with long time residents. They remember the days when sidewalks of downtown B
Date: unknown
Keywords: Archival Material, Artifact, Commercial, People, Public Space, All Images

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Contributor: Haruna Miyagawa-Fukui
Title: A Parade in Downtown Buckeye (archive)
Description: This photograph was taken in 1930\'s in downtown Buckeye during a parade. The man on the right is John G. Roberts, who at that time was a Maricopa County Sheriff\'s Deputy. The man on the left was Dr.
Date: unknown
Keywords: Archival Material, Artifact, Interview, People, Public Space, Transportation, All Images

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Contributor: Haruna Miyagawa-Fukui
Title: Mr. Tom Roberts talking about his ancestor (Archive)
Description: An interview with a long time resident in Palo Verde. He talks about how people in the old days lived in accordance with river. Wealthy and J. C. Higgins (Tom\\\\\\\'s great grandparents)and friends
Date: unknown
Keywords: Archival Material, Artifact, Audio, Gila River, Interview, People, Water, All Images

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