Design Professors Shen and Sanders awarded Global Arts and Humanities Discovery Theme Grant

January 21, 2020

Design Professors Shen and Sanders awarded Global Arts and Humanities Discovery Theme Grant

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Professor Yvette Shen
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Professors Yvette Shen and Liz Sanders were awarded a Global Arts and Humanities Discovery Theme Grant titled "How the Arts and Humanities Can Benefit Our Well-being." Collaborators include Professor Paul Reitter from the Department of Germanic Languages and Literature. 

This project will use a co-designing approach as a driver for creating transformative change for good through collaboration and visualization. We will bring together different mindsets, backgrounds and perspectives in the arts and humanities and use a co-design approach to set the stage for collective creativity. We will examine how the arts and humanities might play a key role in individual and collective well-being on campus. We seek to spark immediate positive changes in higher education by exploring and pilot-testing a wide range of small but powerful modifications or additions to our course design and teaching practices. Our goal is to showcase the role of the arts and humanities in promoting everyone’s well-being within the context of cross-disciplinary thinking and collaboration toward curriculum development.