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Erika Lynne Hanson & Katie Parker
Ceramics + Textiles + Site: Surface/Architecture/Land was facilitated by Erika Lynne Hanson, Associate Professor of Textiles, and Katie Parker, Associate Professor of Ceramics. This course used ceramics and textiles as lenses with which to respond to sites ranging from the body, architecture, and land. Creative processes such as press molding, weaving, surface design, dyeing, tile making, knitting, hand building, and stitching were used as conceptual and material framework to develop site-specific pieces at Cosanti Studios in Paradise Valley, AZ.
Julie Anand, Garth Paine & Sabine Feisst
In response to Arizona’s unprecedented water challenges, the Narrative Storytelling Initiative at Arizona State University is engaging students in conversations about urgent water issues through a series of interlinked courses.
Water Narratives and Societal Change is complemented by five courses offered within the Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts: Music, Nature and Sustainability, Art and Ecology, Introduction to Digital Sound, Introduction to Storytelling and a Narrative and Emerging Media portfolio course.
These courses are consciously working across multiple storytelling modes, including audio, visual art, music, creative writing and more. Each course instructor has committed to a module or a unit and a water-focused class project as an outcome.
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Gregory Sale & Julio César Morales
Beginning in Spring 2021 with Art and Social Justice (ART 494) and then developing into a Fall 2021 graduate-level seminar Art and Justice (ARA 591) and taught with former ASU Art Museum curator Julio César Morales, Gregory Sale co-led a collaborative, transdisciplinary exploration into the ways in which academia can embrace system-impacted leaders while contributing to the learning of ASU students. Students and community justice scholars engaged with one another throughout the year, culminating in 12 collaborative public programs in response to and as part of ASU Art Museum's 2021 exhibition "Undoing Time: Art and the Histories of Incarceration." For a full day, the collective "took over" the museum to de-center notions of safety, imprisonment and control. The forming of the Art and Justice Leadership Cohort explores how a socially engaged art practice such as Future IDs can partner with academia and engage its power and its privilege to embrace justice-involved leaders, furthering their effectiveness as catalysts of social change.