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Maria Teresa Miró

January 26, 2011

Maria Teresa Miró is an Master of Fine Arts in intermedia candidate in the Arizona State University School of Art. She created "The Bus Project," a study that focuses on the social impact of the public bus system in the Phoenix Metropolitan area, which she feels is an area with a strong car culture.

Her idea was born out of the frustration she felt while trying to move through the Phoenix southeast valley without a car using a system she believes is rampant with dysfunction and idiosyncrasies that seem endemic to most urban areas in the American Southwest.

With a fanzine structure, this ongoing project attempts to give a face to the urban landscape through dialogue and portraits of the people who move through it. "The Bus Project"is distributed throughout Phoenix for free.

Read the ASU News feature: "Riders speak in 'The Bus Project'", and The State Press feature: "Student project spotlights lives of Valley bus passengers."