Design and arts at work in the world–Herberger Institute highlights from June 2020

Changing the dance world

Dance alum J. Bouey and their Dance Union podcast co-host Melanie Greene were featured in The New York Times. They talked about racism in the dance world and organizing for change.

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Stories from Home

Choreographer and bi-national artist Yvonne Montoya will launch Stories from Home: COVID-19 Addendum on July 15. The online series of dances focuses on the largely underrepresented experiences of Latinx communities in the American Southwest and received some financial support from Projecting All Voices, an initiative launched by ASU’s Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts and supported by ASU Gammage. Montoya was a 2017–18 Projecting All Voices fellow.

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Predicting the spread of COVID-19

Pavan Turaga, interim director of the School of Arts, Media and Engineering, is part of a multidisciplinary team of ASU researchers who received Rapid Response Research (RAPID) funding from the National Science Foundation to develop a data-driven model for predicting the spread of COVID-19 over time across different locations.

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COVID-19 and the future of education

Marc Neveu, head of architecture in The Design School, discussed how COVID-19 has impacted teachers and students, the future of education (changing studio, reviews and lectures), and more as a guest on the Midnight Charette Design and Architecture Show, a podcast about design, architecture and the everyday.

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Spotlight on faculty

School of Music Assistant Professor Gordon Hawkins joined a chorus of Black opera singers around the world for a performance of “Lift Every Voice and Sing.”

By the numbers

This month’s number is 10! Eight artists and two emcees who are part of the LGBTQ+ community in the Phoenix/Tempe area performed in the NQRMAL show — Tempe’s newest, queerest show, founded by Dienae Hunter, a graduate student in the Herberger Institute’s Creative Enterprise and Cultural Leadership program. Hunter organized the virtual festival for their final project and said the show is “a response to the lack of queer-specific events in Tempe and an effort to build an engaged and connected queer community.” Original logo designed by Valoran Seida.

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In pictures

Photos by Tim Trumble

In celebration of Juneteenth, dance alumna Hannah Victoria held a virtual performance of her MFA dance thesis project, “Her Brown Body Is Glory,” which premiered on stage in November 2019. Victoria said she wanted “to create a space where black women can come together to dance, talk and heal. The message, specifically for black women, because I am a black woman, is to know that they have the ability to move beyond past traumas and move beyond things that keep them in bondage.”



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