In the spring studio Communicating Medical Risk, Brown undergraduates teamed up with RISD art and design majors to look at better ways of disseminating medical information.
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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.
When Sami Nerenberg 07 ID discovered that a small group of like-minded
people shared her dream of using design to foster social change, she joined
their effort to launch a national design movement on college campuses.
As a graduate program guest critic in Glass and Furniture Design, Pierre-Alexis Dumas, chief creative officer at Hermès, was impressed with the experimentation, craftsmanship and passion RISD students pour into their work.
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.
Inspired by computers, math and the complexity of contemporary life, Anne Morgan
Spalter MFA 92 PT presents a new body of work in her first New York solo show, called Traffic Circle.
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.
A Better World by Design, a
student-led conference organized by RISD and Brown University, addressed sustainable solutions to
complex social issues such as food, health care and the built environment in
the developing world.
In a venture called WaterWalla,
RISD and Brown students are working to bring clean water to slum dwellers in the developing world.
Professors Markus Berger and Peter Dean lead a collaborative triad between RISD, Brown University and a team of RISD alumni in thinking outside the box – or in this case, redesigning the box entirely to creatively repurpose shipping containers.
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