Koepnick named Fellow of the Creative Research Institute in the Sam Fox School of Design & Visual Arts at Washington University for the academic year 2011-2012

Based at the Lewis Center, the Creative Research Institute (CRI) supports collaborative interdisciplinary and transdisciplinary research, providing visiting artists and scholars with space to pursue their projects in proximity to graduate art students and faculty. The CRI is not specifically "product" oriented; rather, it advances opportunities for conceptualization, experimentation, and conversation about art, ideas, and broader social concerns.

The inaugural CRI fellows are: Jasmin Aber, a member of the "Shrinking Cities" research group at UC Berkeley's Center for Global Metropolitan Studies; Francesca Herndon-Consagra, senior curator of The Pulitzer Foundation for the Arts; Lutz Koepnick, professor of German, film and media studies, and comparative literature at Washington University; and Bill Smart, associate professor of computer science and engineering at Washington University.