Join us in Spring 2021 for the fourth annual Herberger Institute Day!

A note from Dean Tepper: 

You may have heard me say this, but I’ll say it again, because I think it’s important that we understand our power: 

Herberger Institute is more than a design and arts college. It’s a creative city, populated by more designers, artists, musicians and other creatives than work in the city of St. Louis or in metropolitan Atlanta. This fall, for the third year in a row, we are creating one special opportunity for all of us to come together and experience the creative work happening in all of our schools and at the museum— and to take the time to talk, eat and build together.

That opportunity is Herberger Institute Day, a collaborative institute-wide event that features dozens of faculty, staff and student-led interactive workshops, followed by #CreaTable, an interactive, creatively curated group meal along Forest Mall.

The third annual Herberger Institute Day took place Thursday, Oct. 24!

Please check back in February 2021 for registration information for the next event.

Steven J. Tepper
Dean, Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts

Check out the videos from prior years.

The first ever Herberger Institute Day!

News Video: Herberger Institute Day 2018


Please check back mid February for event listings


    Make. Eat. Connect

CreaTable - collaborative meal on Forest Mall at ASU

4–6 p.m.

#CreaTable is a meal that encourages participants to break the boundaries between creative disciplines. In this meal, we recognize the individuality in each person to celebrate the diversity of cultures and knowledge in the Herberger Institute through creative ideas, activities, and food. We believe that when we come together in our shared values of creativity, innovation, and social embeddedness, we can make meaningful change in every realm of life. Let’s share a meal together!

This event is created and managed by Creative Enterprise and Cultural Leadership graduate students Sofía Dotta and Dienae Hunter. 


After hours


Aria space at ASU

With Elena Rocchi
The Design School

Location Air Apparent

Time: 5–6:30 p.m.

This workshop will take place in James Turrel’s skyspace: the environs of what is known as “Air Apparent” provide a laboratory of great significance to transcend the intangible into tangible. Using their phones and under the guidance of an original score, attendees will perform a “cellular concert.” Six minutes before the “equiluminance” event happening at the skyspace at Sunset, a piece of cell-phone music will fill “Air Apparent” with an “Aria” as an extemporary Opera — a suspension in time, in which participants will access their intimate feelings. This workshop explores making tangible the intangible, and the understanding of Scenius as a collective genius. The topics are that of the built environment, the Natural environment, views of the invisible, and the extemporary.

Fortunato Film School at ASU presents Star Wars

Fortunato Film School

With Joe Fortunato
School of Film, Dance and Theatre

Location Design North, room 60

Time: 6:30–9:30 p.m.

Want to learn how to analyze a film? Join us for FORTUNATO FILM SCHOOL where ASU film professor Joe Fortunato will screen, discuss, and provide "live commentary" on the original classic Star Wars! (original theatrical cut!) The evening will start with a brief discussion about the background and making of the film, then we will screen the film, with Professor Fortunato providing live commentary, giving you insights into the filmmaking process, and some guidance on how to "read" a film creatively. After the film, we will discuss what we've learned and debate whether or not it lives up to its reputation as a film classic. Come see a classic film in a way you've never seen before!