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Johanna Taylor

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Asst Professor
Faculty, TEMPE Campus, Mailcode 1605
Biography

Johanna K. Taylor is an assistant professor at The Design School affiliated with the Herberger Institute’s transdisciplinary Creative Enterprise and Cultural Leadership MA program. She received a doctorate in public and urban policy at The New School in 2016 and master's in arts management at Carnegie Mellon in 2007. She has taught classes in community engagement, cultural policy, urban studies, socially engaged art, and urban research methods. Her work is grounded in a core value of art as catalyzing force in advancing justice in daily life, and her research explores questions of cultural equity through the intersection of art, community, policy, and place. As an arts administrator and programmer, she worked at the Vera List Center for Art and Politics, BRIC Arts|Media, and A Blade of Grass among other organizations. Before joining ASU, she was a Creative Cities Fellow at Stanford University.

Her recently released book The Art Museum Redefined: Power, Opportunity, and Community Engagement explores the shifting agendas of art museums as they begin to look beyond gallery walls to more intentionally collaborate with their local communities. The book draws on global examples of museums that extend beyond their typical roles of organizing exhibitions and collections to build dedicated partnerships with artists, community organizers, local organizations, community development organizations, business improvement districts, city officials, and others. The book finds that cooperation is critical to build a community practice, requiring museums to disrupt organizational hierarchies by sharing decision making power with artists and communities.

Education
  • Ph.D. Public and Urban Policy, The New School 2016
  • M.A. Arts Management, Carnegie Mellon 2007
Fall 2019
Course NumberCourse Title
HDA 513Creativity and Design Thinking
Spring 2019
Course NumberCourse Title
HDA 512Strategy:Creative Industries
HDA 583Fieldwork
HDA 593Applied Project
HDA 595Continuing Registration
Fall 2018
Course NumberCourse Title
HDA 512Strategy:Creative Industries
HDA 513Creativity and Design Thinking
HDA 593Applied Project
BUS 593Applied Project
HDA 598Special Topics
DSC 598Special Topics
Spring 2018
Course NumberCourse Title
DSC 494Special Topics
HDA 494Special Topics
HDA 522Media Literacy, Distribution
HDA 598Special Topics
DSC 598Special Topics
Fall 2017
Course NumberCourse Title
HDA 512Strategy:Creative Industries