Herberger Institute launches Creative Conversations with Alumni

November 2, 2012

The ASU Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts launches "Creative Conversations with Alumni," a new series of one-on-one discussions between Kwang-Wu Kim, dean and director of the Herberger Institute, and alumni from across the institute’s six schools on Nov. 8.

“'Creative Conversations' is an opportunity to engage our alumni in a broader discussion about what it means to move from student to practitioner, integrating the creative practice skills that they developed here at ASU and how those skills have evolved throughout their careers and lives,” said Dean Kim. “Our alumni offer a wealth of knowledge and experience and these conversations allow our current students to hear directly from people who are on the creative journey that they are about to undertake.” Download Full Image

Each "Creative Conversations" event will showcase alumni from one of the Herberger Institute’s six schools: The Design School; the schools of Arts, Media + Engineering; Art; Dance; Music and Theatre and Film. Dean Kim will focus each conversation on creative practice and interdisciplinary collaboration opportunities through the experiences that alumni share about their challenges and successes in the professional world beyond their years at ASU.

The inaugural edition of "Creative Conversations" features Hamilton Sterling, an alumnus of the School of Music (’80) who transitioned from his training as a performing musician to a career in Hollywood as a sound designer and editor on more than 53 productions. Sterling’s film credits include "The Dark Knight," "The Tree of Life," "There Will Be Blood" and "Men In Black III."

"Creative Conversations with Alumni" events are free and open to the public. The Nov. 8 conversation begins at 5 p.m. at the Lyceum Theatre, 901 S. Forest Mall on the ASU Tempe campus. The series is presented by the Herberger Institute Office of the Dean and the Dean’s Council for Excellence in Design and the Arts.

Immediately following the "Creative Conversations" event, the School of Theatre and Film is hosting a special screening of "The Dark Knight" followed by a Q&A session with Sterling as part of its "Hollywood Invades Tempe" film series. The screening will begin at 6:45 p.m. in the recently opened state-of-the-art Marston Exploration Theater at the School of Earth and Space Exploration in the new Interdisciplinary Science and Technology Building IV (ISTB4) at 850 W. McAllister Ave., on the ASU Tempe campus.

For more information on "Creative Conversations" view the event listing or call 480.965.9858.

Design School hosts panel on David Wright home preservation

November 2, 2012

The Design School in the ASU Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts is holding a panel discussion Nov. 5 among prominent Phoenix architects, local preservationists and ASU faculty to debate the issues of historic preservation in the wake of the recent effort to save the home Frank Lloyd Wright designed for his son David, announced The Design School Director Craig Barton.

The forum is from 6 to 7:30 p.m., in Design North, Room 60, 810 S. Forest Mall on the ASU Tempe campus. The panel discussion is free and open to the public. Download Full Image

Barton will moderate a panel that includes Phoenix-based and internationally respected architect Will Bruder, who designed the Burton Barr Phoenix Central Library and the Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art; Victor Sidy, dean of the Frank Lloyd Wright School of Architecture since 2006; Frank Henry, the first person in Arizona to receive a Bachelor of Architecture degree from ASU in 1960 and who is studio master emeritus at the Frank Lloyd Wright School of Architecture at Taliesin West; Scott Jarson, artist,writer,owner and partner of Jarson & Jarson Real Estate, a firm specializing in architecturally unique homes in the Phoenix metropolitan area; and Alison King, associate professor of graphic design and history at the Art Institute of Phoenix and editor of ModernPhoenix.net. King is responsible for helping organize "Wright Watch," which played a pivotal role in social media outreach to keep thousands up to date and involved in saving the Wright House.

Others on the panel include Mark Stapp, director of the Master of Real Estate Development program and the Fred E. Taylor Professor in Real Estate in the W.P. Carey School of Business at ASU and faculty associate in The Design School; and K. Paul Zygas, associate professor of architecture in The Design School and an architectural historian at ASU whose publications include articles about Frank Lloyd Wright.

Barton, who joined the Herberger Institute faculty as director of The Design School and professor of architecture and urban design in August, was chairman of the Department of Architecture at the University of Virginia before coming to ASU. His firm, RB Studio, has worked on preservation, adaptive re-use and urban design projects in the south and northeast.

For more information about the event, visit the event listing or contact 480.965.3536.