Spring 2018 Faculty Research Showcase

Curtis Craig, Jonathan Gangi, Shadi Nazarian, José Duarte, Rudy Shepherd, and Chang Tan

February 13 to March 1

Through its annual Faculty Research Showcase, the Borland Project Space  highlights work by faculty from different disciplines across the College of Arts and Architecture and shares how each is creating new knowledge in unique  ways.

Curtis Craig (Associate Professor of Theatre Arts)

Craig's project addresses his work as an award-winning sound designer for All The Way and other shows from regional theatre.

Jonathan Gangi (Assistant Professor of Music and Arts Entrepreneurship)

Gangi will display his designs for an ergonomically healthy guitar support for Classical guitarists in order to prevent back, hip, and neurological damage caused by using a simple footstool.

Shadi Nazarian (Associate Professor of Architecture) and José Duarte (Stuckeman Chair in Design Innovation and Director of the Stuckeman Center for Design Computing)

Nazarian and Duarte's work addresses the need for sustainable housing solutions and their research team's work with NASA, which resulted in designing 3D-printed concrete.

Rudy Shepherd (Associate Professor of Art)

Shepherd's project is a video performance in which "The Healer" visits three holy mountains in the American West, to absorb their power to continue his work.

Chang Tan (Assistant Professor of Art History and Asian Studies)

Tan's work focuses on recent ecological art from China, East, and Southeast Asia. Her project studies how the artists transcend the binary between nature and culture, integrate physical space with social space, and mobilize communal memories as well as imaginations as means of resistance.