It has almost been 2 years since this project began. Many new collaborators have contributed to the project. In recent semesters, participants (both from on and off campus) have added new types of locations, including shops, restaurants, mechanics, doctors, psychologists, and lawyers.
Funding provided by the Confluencenter allowed us to update our map. We worked with Naveed Ahmed of the University of Arizona’s Enterprise Geographic Information System (EGIS). We hope it is easier to navigate. In addition, it can be translated into multiple languages languages, and it contains more locations and video interviews.
Since we posted our first map in the summer of 2015, similar projects have sprouted in various cities. Some projects appeared independently, such as Arriving in Berlin . Other projects have been directly influenced or inspired by the Tucson Language Capital Project. These include projects based out of Yale University, Princeton University, Emory University, and the University of Wisconsin at Madison.
We are always happy to work with students, faculty, or participants within the general Tucson community. If you want to help out or just stay informed on our progress, please contact us. We also have a Facebook Group.
Our plan is to use this blog section as a digital space for student reports, investigations, and reflections about Tucson’s multilingual spaces.