Photograph by Maureen Kobierowski, ASU Humanities Lab.

Cultural Arts Teaching Kits

Lab: Language Emergency, Spring 2022
Instructors: Danko Sipka, Tyler Peterson, Joseph Buenker
Type: Art, Campaign
Tags: Teaching and Education, Culture
Team: Rhys Hughes, Xinyu Kou, Cielo Cuevas, Jibril Ibrahim, Laura Sandoval

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About the outcome

Our team will create teaching kits focusing on the traditional arts of pottery making and basketry that are practiced within the Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community. Our teaching kits will emphasize their cultural significance as well as provide a step-by-step guide on how to create these unique pieces of art.

About the team

I am Rhys Hughes, a first year PhD student from Wales, UK. Welsh is my native language and my research interest includes language policy and planning with a specific focus on minority language contexts. I hope to draw on my experience with Welsh for this project and learn more best practices that I can take back with me to Wales.

I am Cielo Cuevas, a freshman at ASU. I am aiming to minor in business. I have worked alongside other individuals who have created smaller teaching guides in the past, therefore, I'm excited to make a teaching kit that will inform future generations about the SRPMIC culture.

I am Jibril Ibrahim, a freshman, and I am thinking about minoring in real-estate. I like getting involved with extracurricular activities. I look forward to hopefully expanding this project to help communities thrive.

I am Laura Sandoval and I'm excited to work alongside my talented classmates to create a change by preserving the SRPMIC's identity that is rich in culture and lifestyle as well. This is something I am passionate about and hope to see a positive change in the near future.

I am Xinyu Koua freshman finance major. I used to go to museums when I was a kid, so I am very interested in making teaching kits.