Interim President Rosanne Somerson

In the Media

Interviews with and articles about Interim President Rosanne Somerson

  • Design Week to Highlight Innovation And Its Value to R.I. Economy

    Design Week to Highlight Innovation And Its Value to R.I. Economy

    Providence Journal | September 10, 2014 | Kate Bramson

    DESIGNxRI will highlight opportunities in Rhode Island for manufacturers to work with young designers and artists and prototype future products.

    Interim President Rosanne Somerson and RISD sees school sees Design Week as a “great chance to engage with a diverse community.”

  • Art Offers Manufacturing Fresh Perspectives

    Art Offers Manufacturing Fresh Perspectives

    Financial Times | June 17, 2014 | Rose Jacobs

    Amy Bernhardt [95 PR] will soon launch Colorfast, a state-of-the-art research and manufacturing facility for designing and producing digitally printed textiles.

     Says Rosanne Somerson, RISD's Interim President, the ability to step back from a process and rethink it entirely often requires an artist's mind. "Artists and designers don't just solve problems, they reframe questions," she says.

  • Art and Love at Brockton's Fuller Museum

    Art and Love at Brockton's Fuller Museum

    The Boston Globe | January 30, 2014 | Robert Knox

    Interim President Rosanne Somerson recently exhibited at “Made in Massachusetts: Studio Furniture of the Bay State” and during the closing reception she spoke on "Designing the Future."

  • Local Literature

    Local Literature

    The Providence Phoenix | December 11, 2013 | Phil Eil

    A look at local literature including, The Art of Critical Making: Rhode Island School of Design on Creative Practice. Edited by Interim President Rosanne Somerson and Mara L. Hermano.

  • RISD Provost Named Interim President

    RISD Provost Named Interim President

    Providence Journal | December 9, 2013

    RISD’s Board of Trustees announces Provost Rosanne Somerson 76 ID will serve as interim president, beginning January 1, 2014.

  • Design is a Critical Element to Manufacturing Innovation

    Design is a Critical Element to Manufacturing Innovation

    Providence Business News | October 14, 2013 | Rosanne Somerson and John Maeda

    In a new book, The Art of Critical Making: Rhode Island School of Design on Creative Practice, RISD faculty and staff explore hands-on practice, enhanced seeing and perception, and contextualized understanding – all elements of “critical making.”

  • The Art of Critical Making

    The Art of Critical Making

    Art & Education | September 24, 2013

    In The Art of Critical Making, published by Wiley and Sons, RISD faculty and staff illuminate how RISD nurtures creative practice, from initial spark to finished outcome.

  • Rosanne Somerson

    Rosanne Somerson

    Woodworking.com | June 1, 2012 | Michael Dresdner

    A profile on Somerson’s education and career 

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RISD has a long history of offering Saturday and after-school classes for children and teens, as this photo from c. 1910 confirms.