7 Practices for Change fellows announced and more–Herberger Institute highlights from May 2019

This month the Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts at Arizona State University announced its 2019–20 Practices for Change fellows and graduated more than 800 designers and artists.

Practices for Change

The National Accelerator for Cultural Innovation at ASU announces the 2019 Practices for Change fellows: seven women from around the country who are using arts, culture and design in non-arts sectors to build stronger, more equitable communities.

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Port of Mars

The Interplanetary Initiative at ASU’s card game Port of Mars explores off-world colony cooperation — critical for sustaining social units in space. The Port of Mars project is led by Lance Gharavi, an associate professor in the School of Film, Dance and Theatre and affiliated faculty with the School of Earth and Space Exploration at ASU. He calls the game “a social science experiment cosplaying as a game.”

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Liz Lerman and Yvonne Montoya

Institute Professor Liz Lerman and Yvonne Montoya, who was one of Herberger Institute’s inaugural Projecting All Voices fellows last year, explore what it means to be a mentor and the work they did together.

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Spotlight on students

Areia Worden, a student in The Design School, won the 2019 PSAid Contest in the digital category. The Center for International Disaster Information’s Public Service Announcements for international disasters contest (PSAid) is an annual college design competition that asks students to produce a PSA that shows why cash donations are the best way to support international disaster relief. ASU students in The Design School took two of the top three spots in each of the three categories, including Worden’s winning in the digital category.

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By the numbers

This month’s number is 886! ASU’s Herberger Institute graduated 886 undergraduate and graduate design and arts students earlier this month.

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In pictures

The Herberger Institute celebrated the class of 2019 at convocation on May 8.



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