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Arden Stern

Humanities & Sciences
astern2@artcenter.edu

BIOGRAPHY

Arden Stern is a design historian whose scholarship focuses on graphic design and visual culture. Her work explores vernacular design practices across multiple platforms in the context of urban development and globalization. Her current research focuses on the history and documentation of hand-painted signage in Northeast Los Angeles. She has also conducted research on articulations of local identity and global citizenship in the grassroots graphic design of Lusaka, Zambia.

EDUCATION

Ph.D. University of California, Irvine Visual Studies

AWARDS INCLUDE

Faculty Enrichment Grant, Art Center College of Design (2013)
Humanities Center Research Grant, University of California, Irvine (2010)
Short-Term Research Fellowship, Winterthur Library (2009)
Jay and Deborah Last Fellowship in American Visual Culture, American Antiquarian Society (2009)

MEMBERSHIPS INCLUDE

AIGA
Society for Cinema & Media Studies
Design History Society

CLASSES

Creating Social Impact
Critical Histories 1
Critical Histories 2
Fldwk: Theory & Practice
Graphic Design History 2
IS: Cultrl Relevance+Theoret.
IS:Oceanography
Play Time
Play Time: Community
Play the LA River
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