Highlights from 2021-22

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Design Justice-Diversity Collection 

The student-driven Design Justice Initiative launched a library collection of books, articles and other resources that amplify underrepresented voices in the design field. Learn more about the collection

Symbolic artwork for Indigenous space

The Indigenous Design Collaborative in The Design School partnered with a local artist to make a 25-foot table that evokes the ancient canal system built by the Hohokam tribe. The symbolic artwork was created for the Labriola National American Indian Data Center at Hayden Library on the Tempe campus.

Sustainable design on ASU’s Tempe campus

From an independent study on materials to LEED Platinum wins, alum Michele Shelor is reshaping the landscape of campus and the community. Read more about her work and her time at ASU

Mural supporting Ukraine

A group of ASU students painted a mural in central Phoenix to show support for Ukraine. Architecture graduate student Iryna Demianiuk led the effort in her Subversive Design class in The Design School and with the ​​Ukrainian Association of ASU. As part of the mural project, students raised funds to assist in relocating Ukrainians. 


Keeping the magic alive 

Industrial design alum Tracy Thurman, who keeps the magic alive at Disney as the VP of product design, visited ASU to share her journey and career tips with students.

Sustainable design on ASU’s Tempe campus courtesy of ASU.
All other photos by Charlie Leight.