Art and immigration, art and science, art and justice — Herberger Institute highlights from…

Art and immigration, art and science, art and justice — Herberger Institute highlights from December 2018

As 2018 draws to a close, here’s a taste of what’s been happening at the Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts at Arizona State University:

From legal documents to artwork

ASU printmaking senior and DACA recipient Gloria Casillas-Martinez uses documents she acquired in the U.S. to make art and continue conversations about undocumented residents.

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Art and science in the lab and the living room

Biomimicry “Ant Man” Clint Penick, assistant research professor in the Biomimicry Center at ASU’s The Design School, blends science with art to raise awareness for insects and biodiversity through his ant-patterned pillow cushion research.

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Art for justice

The ASU Art Museum received an Art for Justice grant to conduct research for an exhibition titled “Undoing Time: A Visual History of Incarceration” and related public programs by the museum’s director, Miki Garcia, and curators Heather Sealy Lineberry and Julio Cesar Morales.

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Spotlight on alumni

One of our most recent alums, Sam Shugert, who graduated earlier this month with a Master of Arts in Creative Enterprise and Cultural Leadership, shifted her path so she could pursue a creative career. Now she is building her own business with hopes of inspiring other creatives to have a bigger impact on the world.

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By the numbers

This month’s number is 272! Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts graduated 272 students this month, including 227 undergraduate students and 45 graduate and doctorate students.

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In pictures

The ASU School of Arts, Media and Engineering’s Digital Culture Showcase presented unique, student-designed projects, including interactive performances, sound-based installations, web-based projects and more. Welcome to the future — and happy 2019!



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