College of Fine and Applied Arts
The College of Fine and Applied Arts at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign is dedicated to the advancement, practice and understanding of the arts. The central focus of the College is the synergy between research and the preparation of students for professional careers in the creation and interpretation of the applied arts, visual arts, and the performing arts. Deeply related to that focus is the commitment to elevate and sustain the study of the arts as both a necessary mode of understanding and a vibrant expression of human experience within the local, national, and international communities.
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(2015-07-17)This dissertation analyzes the performance methodology and reception of various flash mobs performed from 2003 to 2015. This twelve year history is separated into three periods. The first period consists of Bill Wasik’s ...
The clinic and the community: exploring the role of the designed environment in the creation of social value (2015-07-14)This study proposes that nonprofit healthcare organizations can function as social entrepreneurs, using the designed environment as a critical resource to address health and wellness issues within the community beyond their ...
(2015-07-06)Influenced by the ideas of Richard Florida and other Western theorists, China has recently been enthusiastically establishing creative districts in response to its booming, creative economy. Tianzifang, a 70-year-old ...
(2015-07-17)Technologies and the Internet have greatly enhanced the production and communication of information, increasingly impacting on our lives and cities. They have also fostered open access to information and the sharing of it ...
(Im)possibilities of building community and negotiating belonging in institutional theatre during the wars in Croatia and Bosnia: a comparative study of cases from Sarajevo, Zagreb, and Belgrade (2015-07-15)This dissertation examines how and to what end institutional theatre participates in the process of building community and negotiating belonging from 1991 to 1995 during two major conflicts of the Yugoslav Succession Wars: ...