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Migration, Art, Place: US/GER

Fall 2024: Wednesdays, 12:00 pm - 2:45 pm

Durham Hall, Room 135 (Session C)

This course also offers an optional Global Intensive Experience opportunity available that will run over Winter Break ‘24 titled GIE: Engage Berlin: Migration, Art and Place.

Visit the Global Education Office for further information on how to apply.

How do race and gender impact migration and migrant communities?


How can art and cultural expression impact migrants' self understanding and the local community?


What empowers migrants and migrant communities and what obstacles do they experience?


What shapes a migrant experience, a migrant´s identity and the sentiment of “home”?

How do migrants make place in new spaces or in periods of transition or conflict?

This Lab will investigate migration to Germany and the United States with a focus on cultural expression, sustainable community building, and climate change. In this UNESCO BRIDGES series of Humanities Labs, we will focus on Berlin and Phoenix as places with large and diverse immigrant populations and long histories of migration/emigration to examine major forces that shape human movement and impact the formation of migrant communities and cultural expressions.


  • Collaborators TBA

Impact Outcomes

Students will share their findings with the general public in a format of their choosing. Check this page at the end of the semester for updates!

Migration, Art, Place: US/GERin the News

At the Humanities Lab, we strive to ensure our Labs are relevant and current. Here are some recent articles about Migration, Art, Place: US/GER in today’s news!

Germany should create ‘climate passport’ for refugees – expert council 

German Lawmakers Agree to Ease Path to Citizenship

Historical and Current Development of Migration to and from Germany

Enrollment Information

Fall 2024: Wednesdays, 12:00 pm - 2:45 pm

WCPH 409, Session C

Humanities Lab HUL 494, 598
English  ENG 494, 598
German GER 494


Instructional Team

Seize the Moment

This Lab is presented through Seize the Moment, an initiative of Leonardo, the Humanities Lab, and the Global Futures Laboratory at Arizona State University. In an alarming syndemic of intersecting crises—the coronavirus pandemic, racial injustice and accompanying civil unrest, and cascading environmental hazards—Seize the Moment addresses the grand challenges of the day through transdisciplinary arts, science, technological, and humanities collaborations in research, pedagogy, and public engagement. To learn more, visit our website at

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