TRANSFORM Phoenix: Beaux Arts Ball
“It is research, disguised as costume ball," said Rem Koolhaas, Dutch architect, theorist, and educator, of the Beaux Arts Ball in his book Delirious New York: a retroactive manifesto for Manhattan.
Saturday, May 10, 2014 | 7 p.m.-12 a.m.
The connection between design and arts students and professionals is much like the connection between the community and its design: disengaged. The Beaux Arts Ball is our chance to transform that connection into a conversation with one another, giving us the opportunity to celebrate our desert city and reengage our community.
The event will include a crowd-sourced evolving art installation that transforms throughout the evening, as well as an exhibition of student and professional art and design work.
Who We Are
The Beaux Arts Ball is planned as a collaboration between the student organizations of ASU’s The Design School and the Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts. These organizations represent students in the disciplines of architecture, art, dance, film, industrial design, interior design, landscape architecture, music, theatre, visual communication design, and more. Our student organizations plan professional, volunteer, and social events for members, including seminars, software trainings, workshops, firm tours, competitions, and more.
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Why this event?
Phoenix is an up-and-coming city for creativity and innovation. We have problems unique to Phoenix—heat, drought, and immigration, to name just a few—that can be addressed through design of more efficient buildings and civic/public infrastructure, spreading values via visual communication and the arts, and more. These are problems that will be solved with design and creative expression.
As artists and designers, we are all working relentlessly to improve our community and our environment. We want the Beaux Arts Ball to become the annual art and design event that speaks to the future of Phoenix. This is a dialogue that should not begin and end in one night. As Phoenix evolves, so should the conversation. With your help, we can create a mainstay event with a long-lasting impact on our city.
*Koolhaas, Rem. Delirious New York: a retroactive manifesto for Manhattan. New York: Monacelli Press, 1994.