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Creative Push

Creative Push is a multimedia visual art and oral history project that focuses on the most formative of human experiences: birth. Creative Push collects, transforms, displays, and circulates birth stories and artworks, creating meaning and connectivity through art and sharing.

Museum of Walking (MoW)

Museum of Walking (MoW) is an educational resource center committed to the advancement of walking as an art practice. MoW houses a small-but-mighty archive and library comprised of walking related material engaging disciplines of art, science, philosophy, health, activism and cartography. Through workshops, exhibitions, guest speakers and site-specific projects, MoW fosters relationships between people, land, action and site.

The Colorado River Re-Storied

The Colorado River Re-Storied is a collection of "stories of place" shared by individuals with direct experience--or distant love--of the Colorado River. The project seeks to “re-story” the landscape of the Southwest by helping to describe, re-store and sustain the hidden or lost cultural practices and treasures of the Colorado River basin.

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Future IDs at Alcatraz Archive

Future IDs at Alcatraz closed on September 29, 2019. Alcatraz as an iconic venue provided a poignant context for the yearlong project, exhibition, and series of community programs. It featured ID-inspired artworks created by and with individuals who have conviction histories as they conceive and develop a vision for a future self.

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Ocean Memory Project

The Ocean Memory Project is a collaborative network of researchers from across the Sciences, Arts and Humanities, for which I am part of, dedicated to exploring the intersection of Ocean and Memory, and advancing this as a new field of inquiry and creative expression.

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Testing the Waters

"Stories of Place" focused on water quality and sustainability developed with high schools across Arizona. Funded by AZ Humanities and the Dean's office.

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LACMA-ASU Master’s Fellowship in Art History

The LACMA-ASU Master’s Fellowship in Art History pairs rigorous academic instruction through traditional master’s-level coursework and a thesis with on-the-job work experience at LACMA or Herberger Institute’s ASU Art Museum, and creates a cohort that will explore key issues around expanding the canon of art history for the future of museums.

Pyracantha Press

Established in 1982, Pyracantha Press is the production and research imprint of the School of Art's book-arts program. Directed by Daniel Mayer, the program has produced dozens of publications since it's inception.

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3D Visualization and Prototyping (3DVP) Lab

The 3DVP lab supports interdisciplinary research in 3D visualization and prototyping at Grant Street Studios by providing technologies including 3D data capture, modeling and visualization and prototyping and fabrication. The lab is also committed to serving the local community through consulting, education and outreach.

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Between Classes: Season 2, Episode 6, Christine Lee

Featured researcher: Christine Lee

Christine Lee, assistant professor in the School of Art, talks with Herberger Institute Dean Steven Tepper about her passion for bridging art, design and engineering, which led to the work she does today. She also gives some insight into what her students are doing at Roden Crater in one of the first field labs conducted as part of ASU’s partnership with artist James Turrell.

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In Dakar, Senegal, you can find a gas station or a hair salon turned into a space for seeing art. A dance club becomes an exhibition venue. A mixed-media installation pops up in a traffic circle.