Atlas of Creative Tools /
For decades, Liz Lerman has been developing and articulating creative tools, sometimes by herself, often in collaboration with the artists and movers she has worked with. Here at ASU, the Atlas of Creative Tools has been used to promote transdisciplinary teaching and research practices and support new partnerships by centering peoples’ stories and experiences. This selection of creative tools helps you practice ways of working with memories, exploring identity, making new connections, and engaging with curiosity.
There are many people who support the continuing development of the Atlas of Creative Tools across the university and beyond. This team of Atlas staff, practitioners, and collaborators partnered with Mary Lou Fulton Teachers College to explore how character development is kindled through storytelling.
Institute professor, choreographer
Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts
Choreographer, educator, author, and MacArthur Genius grant recipient. Her focus is on the intersection of art and science, dance performance, the Atlas of Creative Tools, and the Critical Response Process.
General manager at Liz Lerman, LLC
Coordinator of policy and initiatives, ASU
An arts and entertainment professional with a Master of Business Administration degree and experience in project and logistics management and higher education.
Anna Clare Spelman
Anna is a documentary filmmaker who works with individuals to tell empowering stories, often focusing on human rights issues. She is currently directing and producing her first feature film. She is also Liz's daughter, and is thrilled to get to collaborate with this team on tools she grew up learning with her mom.
Product and experience designer
My ambition is to create digital and non-digital experiences and flows that engage humans in deep and transformative ways. I invest in my creative abilities to enhance the way I absorb life and life absorbs me.
Atlas project coordinator and practitioner
PhD candidate, School of Sustainability
Hi! I support the continued development of the Atlas of Creative Tools through research, teaching, and partnerships. I use creative practices to help myself and others dismantle colonial mindsets that can be found in teaching and learning.