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Revitalizing Japantown Street (Corinne Piazza, MCMP ’16)

There’s a street in downtown Salt Lake City serving as an urban archive with generations of stories written in brick and concrete. Near the Salt Palace Convention Center and the Vivint Arena, it stretches from Second to Third West on 100 South, bookended by the Japanese Church of Christ and the Salt Lake Buddhist Temple—the remnants of a once-thriving Japantown chronicling the Japanese American community’s 100+-year fight to save the celebrated space and preserve their history. Corinne Piazza, MCMP alumni, talks about the recent revitalization effort of this historic community, saying “For this project, it was so important to create a seat at the table for traditionally excluded voices.” Click here to learn more about Japantown!