The Design School

Assembly Required: Exploring Creative Identity and Acts of Persistence

How does your creative identity support your journey as an artist, designer, activist and community member? And, how does your unique identity support your own persistence in how you approach challenges, solutions and questions? Join an interdisciplinary panel that spans choral music to photography to theatre to composition to discuss how your unique identity influences your work and your creative persistence.

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Assembly Required: When Public Space Becomes Risky Space

Public space is one of the primary platforms connecting people to art and design. Yet shelter in place measures are taking people away from experiencing the public art, parks and creative infrastructure projects in their city in the same ways they did before. Crises have previously created innovations in stewardship of public space. For example, tactical urbanism was born out of the 2009 financial crisis to repurpose suddenly abandoned spaces for public use as parklets or rotating small business platforms.

Assembly, Materiality and Atmosphere: A Virtual Lecture by Gustavo Carmona of MATERIA Architects

"As designers we envision spaces defined by the assembly of materials and their exchange with the natural phenomena. Architecture is not made, it becomes. The empathic use of craft helps build an experience that can produce appropriation, identity and a sense of place. Then architecture may appear. The lecture will explore the process of working with material, detail as conscious intention and craft to create space and atmosphere."

Biomimicry Open House and 'Designed To Move' Seeds Exhibit

Join the Biomimicry Center at Arizona State University for a celebration of nature's design genius!

Biomimicry Open House:

Stop by our newly remodeled digs and discover how looking to nature has helped architects from the Tempe-based Architekton to redesign a more sustainable office space.

"Designed To Move" Exhibit:

Then, walk next door to experience "Designed To Move: Seeds That Float, Fly or Hitchhike through the Desert Southwest." Learn how desert seeds are inspiring designs for self-activated robots and more efficient wind-turbine blades.

Biophilia: Designing with the Power of Nature to Heal and Nourish Our Communities, a Virtual Lecture by Sonja Bochart

What indigenous people and our ancestors knew for centuries, we are finally reconnecting to – nature is our greatest asset. The term for our biological connection and affinity for the natural world is termed biophilia – or love of life. The intrinsic relationship we have for the natural world is well proven in science, demonstrating profound physical and physiological health benefits – including reduced stress and tension and higher levels of creativity, learning, productivity, healing and happiness.

Budgeting 101 for Newly Admitted Herberger Institute Undergraduate Students

Budgeting 101 for newly admitted undergraduate artists and designers in the Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts

During this interactive virtual workshop, you will learn how to create a simple budget and manage your money by utilizing tools and resources at ASU to meet your creative goals in college. Bring a piece of paper, a pen or colored pencils and a calculator or abacus (if you have one) to create your own budget.

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Budgeting 101 for Newly Admitted Herberger Institute Undergraduate Students

Budgeting 101 for newly admitted undergraduate artists and designers in the Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts

During this interactive virtual workshop, you will learn how to create a simple budget and manage your money by utilizing tools and resources at ASU to meet your creative goals in college. Bring a piece of paper, a pen or colored pencils and a calculator or abacus (if you have one) to create your own budget.

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