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ArtScience: COVID Response

  • What is Art&Sci or ArtScience?
  • How can it contribute to responding to COVID?
  • Can it dissolve boundaries between traditional disciplines, geographies, and languages?

    Investigate the reasons behind pandemic-related misinformation that creates public confusion, and how to cut through it.

    We will explore what ArtScience is and how it can help examine imminent changes to our healthcare, economy, and other social systems. Through interpretation, analysis, and engagement with research-driven and creative practices, we will challenge each other to consider how interdisciplinarity can respond to this crisis to build a better future. You will be working alongside a Nobel Prize Winner in Physiology, a social impact strategy firm CEO, a learning technology expert, and members of national and global leading cultural and scientific communities. Together, with the collaboration from your peers, students will address implications of COVID on social challenges by experimenting with interdisciplinary practices.


    • Collaborations TBA

    Impact Outcomes

    Student teams develop and share projects that convey to the public how ArtScience methods can help us navigate crisis, build resilience, and redress structural deficiencies exposed or exacerbated by COVID.

    Enrollment Information

    Spring 2021

    Session A iCourse

    • Humanities Lab HUL 494
    • Biology BIO 494
    • Innovation in Society FIS 494
    • Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts HDA 494
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    Instructional Team

    Faculty: Lee Hartwell Personalized Medicine, Sustainability, and Engineering School of Life Sciences ArtScience: COVID Response Spring 2021
    Faculty: Diana Ayton-Shenker Executive Director of ASU-Leonardo Initiative School for the Future of Innovation in Society ArtScience: COVID Response Spring 2021
    Faculty: Annie Hale Biodesign and Sustainability School of Sustainability ArtScience: COVID Response Spring 2021