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Annie Miyadi

2nd Place

Arts, Humanities & Social Sciences, 2022

I see the buildings around me as havens for stories and past lives and history which is powerful and meaningful.

— Annie Miyadi

Along 5th and Russell: Reading the Davis Landscape

Mapping and research project for LDA 002: Place, Culture, and Community

Read Annie’s Paper (pdf)

Project Description

Miyadi’s “urban transect” project reveals the history and development of Davis by delving into the context, past and present, of six evenly-spaced locations along Russell Boulevard and 5th Street. Miyadi tapped into a wide range of library resources, from maps and aerial photographs to historical archives about the City of Davis, in combination with observations, original sketches and first-person interviews, to document the history and changing landscape of Davis.

In Their Own Words

Read Annie’s reflective essay from their Lang Prize application.