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Explore our research projects and initiatives.

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Our research activities leverage our skills and experiences as designers, providing tools to explore the issues which inform our teaching, critical practices, and engagement with local and global communities.

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Indigenous Design Collaborative

The Indigenous Design Collaborative (IDC) is a use-inspired design and construction program, which brings together tribal community members, industry and a multidisciplinary team of ASU students and faculty, to co-design and co-develop solutions for tribal communities in Arizona.

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Wanda Dalla Costa

In this episode of “Between Classes with Steven Tepper,” Wanda Dalla Costa talks about celebrating and honoring indigenous cultures and working with communities through design. Dalla Costa, who is a member of the Saddle Lake First Nation, Alberta, recently joined the Herberger Institute as our newest Institute Professor, with an appointment in The Design School.

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