As part of SmART Schools, a research-based K–12 reform initiative, Industrial Design faculty member Amy Leidtke is leading two mini-institutes this spring to help Rhode Island math and science teachers incorporate art and design into their lesson plans.
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Students are showing a huge
interest in RISD’s growing science curriculum, which allows them to explore the
many ways art, design and science inform and enhance each other.
kinetic sculpture by Meridith Pingree
MFA 03 SC injects a visceral immediacy to the work in a group show at Brown
University’s David Winton Bell Gallery.
RISD President John Maeda and a number of RISD students, faculty members and trustees visited Maeda’s former academic home at the MIT Media Lab to speak about RISD’s STEM to STEAM initiative.
Working with costume design professionals on RISD’s faculty, Apparel Design students became part of the late Merce Cunningham’s legacy
when they designed the dancers’ costumes for MinEvent: A Cunningham Collaboration.
On September 26, artists, designers, scientists, educators, business leaders and policymakers came together to celebrate Rhode Island’s leadership role in advocating for the role of art and design in fostering innovation.
From cotton to candy, Apparel Design students created
eye-catching designs for two industry-sponsored competitions in conjunction
with New York Fashion Week.
In a venture called WaterWalla,
RISD and Brown students are working to bring clean water to slum dwellers in the developing world.
Students work with Earth University to plan a new campus tailored to local needs, climate and terrain.
RISD’s Interior Architecture Department has partnered with Brown University’s Center for Environmental Studies to further research passive solar applications in architecture.
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