Humanities Lab Events

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Throughout their semester-long learning experience, Humanities Labs students develop impact outcomes—thoroughly collaborative and interdisciplinary final deliverables— that manifest their new understanding of the Lab's grand social challenges.

This semester, the Humanities Lab is host to three Labs: Avanzando: Education Pathways, Justice through School Gardens, and Humanizing Digital Culture. After thinking critically to design their impact outcomes, students in these Labs have either planned events or prepared work for events to disseminate their discoveries to the wider public. See below for a schedule of these events.

Please note that, unless specified otherwise, no prior registration is necessary to attend any of these events.

Event Schedule

1. Guns, Art-Making, and Truth: Public Dialogues on Gun Culture (inspired by Fourth Responders)

April 15–29, 2024

Arizonans are in need of dialogue that brings them together to seek connection and understanding in the face of gun violence and debates surrounding gun laws and regulations. For this event, student-contributors will collaborate with each other and a faculty teaching team as well as local citizen groups and community experts focused on gun-related issues. They will design and curate a series of short presentation/performance pieces such as TED-style talks, documentary films, musical and movement-based performances, and/or mixed-media projects. The event will promote creative“4th Responder” work in the community. The exhibits of the event will interweave humanities and arts-based research to incorporate lived experiences, critical engagement with controversial perspectives on guns and rights, and visions for a sustainable future that embraces safety and security in every community.

Learn more here!

Eco-CHIC: Sustainable Fashion Showcase

April 19, 2024 | 6:30 pm

This event is a student project from the Sustainable Fashion Lab.

Sustainable Elegance, an ASU not for profit student lead organization dedicated to promoting sustainability in the
fashion industry, is thrilled to announce the upcoming Eco-Fashion: A Sustainable Fashion Showcase and
Competition. This innovative event will bring together designers, industry professionals, and sustainability
advocates to celebrate eco-conscious fashion and raise awareness about the importance of ethical and sustainable practices. Also join us for a showcase of Iconic Alta Moda Fashions featuring collector and Atelier pieces from Roberto Cavalli, Versace, Dolce and Gabbana and Alexander Mcqueen including the first look of Sarah Burton’s last collaboration with Mcqueen.

Event Details:
What: Eco-CHIC: A Sustainable Fashion Showcase and Competition
Date: April 19, 2024 Time: 6:30pm
Location: Fabric Tempe -132 E 6th St Tempe AZ
Mission: The mission of Sustainable Elegance is to inspire and educate audiences about the environmental
and social impact of fashion, while celebrating designers who prioritize sustainability in their creations.
Through a series of runway presentations and exhibits, attendees will have the opportunity to explore the
intersection of style and sustainability.

Highlights of the Event:
Fashion Runways and Contest: Experience the latest eco-friendly designs from emerging, student and
established designers who are leading the way in sustainable fashion to share their creativity while helping
to educate the public.
Exhibits: Engage with interactive booths highlighting innovative materials, ethical production methods, and
eco-friendly initiatives.


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3. Sustainable Fashion Panel

April 18, 2024 | 2:00 - 3:00 pm

This event is a student project from the Sustainable Fashion Lab.

Details to attend coming soon!

Event Schedule

Thursday, April 20, 2023

  • 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. (MST) | Sun Devil Fitness Complex Lawn 

    • The Humanities Lab, ASU Leonardo and Seize the Moment will participate in the ASU University Sustainability Practice's Earth Festival event on Thursday, April 20th, from 11 am-2 pm on the Sun Devil Fitness Complex lawn. This festival brings together various ASU departments and vendors to show sustainability practices by providing educational materials, sustainability giveaways and more.

      Come see what the event's collective of teams has to showcase and learn about sustainable practices, Indigenous sustainability and how you can live a more sustainable life! 

      This event will take place outside on the SDFC West Lawn, please be cognizant to weather and dress accordingly. We also recommend individuals to bring their own reusable bags and water bottles. 

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Thursday, April 20, 2023

  • 12 p.m. (MST) | Memorial Union Stage 

    Don't miss out on the amazing opportunity to experience Ukranian cultural music here on campus! Join us on Thursday, April 20th at 12:00 PM at the MU stage for a live concert featuring Ukrainian musician Max Tovstyi. ASU New Horizons, a student team from the Art, Place, Migration: Berlin/US Humanities Lab, is hosting this event to illustrate what migration looks like through the lens of music. The performance will support Max in sharing his migration story and its impact on his music. We hope you'll join us!

Wednesday, April 26, 2023 

  • 3 p.m. – 4 p.m. | Student Pavilion, 321, and virtual

    Multicultural Communities of Excellence (MCoE) Tempe Spring Faculty Speaker Series featuring the Humanities Lab conversation, Empowering Student Research to Effect Accessible, Equitable, & Inclusive Social Change.

    • The Multicultural Communities of Excellence Tempe Spring Faculty Series is hosting the Humanities Lab for a live panel discussion on — Empowering Student Research to Effect Accessible, Equitable, & Inclusive Social Change. 

      The series aims to cultivate conversations around culture, heritage, identity, inclusion, and justice while fostering collaboration and community among students, staff, and faculty in pursuit of a more accessible, equitable, and decolonized university and society at large.

      The panel will be made up of past Humanities Lab students, faculty, librarians and community partners.

Learn more here