Danielle Foushee

Asst Professor
Faculty
TEMPE Campus
Mailcode
1605
Asst Professor
Faculty
TEMPE Campus
Mailcode
1605

Biography

Danielle Foushée is Assistant Professor of Design at Arizona State University. Her research, teaching, and practice live at the praxis between communication design, urban environments, and community engagement. She studies visual-rhetorical expressions in public spaces and the resulting dialectics between design <—> culture. Her work is unified by an ethos of Radical Public Service. She founded and directs Phoenix Mural Project to document the city’s street art culture, enhance its vitality, and expand public support for design and the arts in public places. She is also a member of the Phoenix Arts & Culture Commission.

Education

  • M.F.A. Design, Cranbrook Academy of Art
  • M.F.A. Visual Studies, Pacific Northwest College of Art

Research Interests

Public Art " Place-Making [Place-Keeping] " Design for Public/Community Engagement

Participatory Design Processes " Design Thinking " Strategic Design 

 

My research concentrates on visual-rhetorical expressions in public environments (primarily associated with public art), the dialectics among assorted visual interventions in those places, and the resulting (un)intended stories and truths revealed about people and their places.

Publications

"Still Life with Rhetoric: A New Materialist Approach for Visual Rhetorics." Design and Culture, no. 9 (2017): 353-355.

"Public Art Brings You Home: Using Public Art to Build a Strong Sense of Place," The International Journal of Design in Society, no. 2 (2018): 1-11.

Research Activity

Courses

Fall 2018
Course Number Course Title
GRA 494 Special Topics
GRA 561 Methods in Visual Comm I
GRA 598 Special Topics
Spring 2018
Course Number Course Title
HDA 310 Socially Engaged Practice
GRA 562 Methods in Visual Comm II
Fall 2017
Course Number Course Title
GRA 598 Special Topics
Spring 2017
Course Number Course Title
GRA 522 Adv Vis Com Des Studio II
GRA 562 Methods in Visual Comm II
Fall 2016
Course Number Course Title
GRA 521 Adv Vis Com Des Studio I

Honors/Awards

2018

2017

  • Arizona Commission on the Arts  Research & Development Grant
  • InFlux Arizona + City of Tempe, AZ  Public Art Installation, Tempe Beach Park

Professional Associations

<p>American Institute of Graphic Artists, College Art Association</p>

Service

Phoenix Arts & Culture Commissioner

Work History

<p><strong>PUBLIC ART PROJECTS</strong></p> <p><strong>2017</strong></p> <ul> <li><strong>InFlux Arizona + City of Tempe, AZ&nbsp;</strong> "Invitation" / Tempe Beach Park</li> </ul> <p><strong>2016</strong></p> <ul> <li><strong>Bellwether 2016: Confluence + City of Bellevue, WA </strong> "Delight in Green" / Downtown Bellevue</li> </ul> <p><strong>2015</strong></p> <ul> <li><strong>Heaven &amp; Earth VII: Propagation  </strong>"The Wave" / Carkeek Park, Seattle, WA</li> <li><strong>Storefronts Seattle + Amazon Headquarters</strong>  "Surveying the City" / South Lake Union, Seattle, WA</li> </ul>