Design and Arts Corps

Partnering with community to make the world a better place.

Projects and Partnerships

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As a part of the “Positively Apache Junction” partnership, Project Cities (a university-community partnership program housed in the Julie Ann Wrigley Global Institute of Sustainability) connected with a Herberger Institute Design and Arts Corps graduate level course in the School of Film, Dance and Theatre. These amazing graduate student theatre artists and scholars drew on their abilities as storytellers, researchers and artists to highlight Apache Junction’s cultural vitality and to strengthen social cohesion. Inspired by the idea of “lost treasure” the artists (including youth participants from the City’s Youth Advisory Council) built performance pieces highlighting Apache Junction’s historical context, unique legacies and the deep relationship residents have to the Superstition Mountains. They built a site specific public performance piece held at Flatiron Park in the heart of downtown.  

Spring 2018

January - May 2018

City of Tempe

Coordinated Engagement

Part one: Teams of graduate students in visual design communication work with city of Tempe staff and local residents to imagine programming for city parks.

Fall 2017

August - December 2017

DAC 101

Coordinated Engagement

Students in HIDA will earn credit for 101 Herberger Institute Experience by participating in DAC 101. They will engage in HIDA-driven DAC work building community in the Institute and between the Institute and the rest of the campus.

August - December 2017

City of Tempe

Coordinated Engagement

Part one: Teams of graduate students in visual design communication work with city of Tempe staff and local residents to imagine programming for city parks.

August - December 2017

Apache Junction

Coordinated Engagement

Project Cities

Spring 2017

Science Exposed - Bringing Science to Life through the Arts
January - May 2017

Biodesign

Collaborative Project

Pilot project where two music composition graduate students worked alongside two Alzheimer's researchers to compose music about the research.

Science Exposed Program

Listen to the music that was composed: "Cycles" and "Stages"