Partnerships + Collaborations

Governmental Partnerships

  • RISD Leads Congressional Briefing

    A Congressional briefing, led by RISD, raises awareness about the importance of integrating art and design with STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) education as an essential component of the national innovation agenda.

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  • Creativity Cubed

    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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  • The State of the Art in Healthcare

    Nearly 500 policymakers, healthcare professionals, entrepreneurs, activists, academics, artists and designers came together at RISD for Make It Better, a two-day symposium that envisioned new and evolving roles for artists and designers in solving complex healthcare challenges.

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  • The Very Picture of Good Health

    A RISD Wintersession class brought together students and policymakers to explore how art and design can communicate public policy around healthcare reform. For example, this bus stop rendering is an example of how design thinking can be used to reach out to Rhode Island’s Latino community.

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  • NEA Taps Alum to Promote Art Works

    New York-based designer Hoon Kim MFA 08 GD created the identity for the National Endowment for the Arts’ new Art Works campaign.

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  • Making Art Work

    Rhode Island and RISD serve as the launching pad for a national conversation about the role of the arts in the creative economy.

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  • Bridging the Art/Science Gap

    The National Science Foundation recently sponsored a gathering of minds at RISD to strategize innovative ways to enhance STEM [Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math] education by integrating art and design – transforming STEM into STEAM.

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The façade of the Chace Center, a new multipurpose hub that opened
in 2008, offers an interesting contrast to the historic campus
buildings that surround it.