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PURL JAM: Urban Visual Research at ASU

Photo courtesy of Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts.

September 13, 2011

The Phoenix Urban Research Lab in The Design School at the ASU Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts.

The Phoenix Urban Research Lab announces an exhibition opening titled, PURL JAM: Urban Visual Research at ASU. This exhibition brings together emerging scholars from a variety of schools and disciplines at ASU, to showcase innovative urban research that explores all manner of spatial, historical and theoretical inquiry using visual methodologies. Unlike traditional academic venues, this research “jam” creates an informal visual encounter between disparate urban PhD research projects to generate new and unexpected areas of inquiry. PURL JAM highlights the shared intellectual interest in urbanism at ASU, bringing together different perspectives on the nature, meaning and dynamics of urban places.

The Phoenix Urban Research Lab's interest is the design of human settlement and its relation to sustainability, social justice and cultural understanding. To learn more, visit

Phoenix Urban Research Lab
234 N. Central Ave. 8th Floor, Phoenix, AZ 85003

6- 8 p.m., Oct. 7, 2011

Free. RSVP required. RSVP to

Public Contact
Jennifer Kitson
PURL JAM Coordinator

The Design School in the Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts at Arizona State University offers a holistic approach to design, blending teaching and research in a forward-thinking environment. Our more than 1,600 students are challenged to think creatively about architecture, industrial design, interior design, landscape architecture, urban design, environmental systems design, and visual communications design. The school also houses InnovationSpace, a transdisciplinary research and educational laboratory that unites design, business and engineering. Phoenix and the Southwestern desert's extreme environmental conditions provide an innovative laboratory for teaching and applied research. For more information about The Design School, visit:

Media Contact:
Jennifer Kitson
PURLJAM Coordinator 323.702.8774