Stories about studios + projects

Exploring Subterranean Rome

The course description for RISD in Rome – a month-long, three-credit Continuing Ed course offered for the first time this summer – invites students to “journey into subterranean spaces and embrace archeological inquiry.

Big Ideas in Urban Interventions

Working with Designtex, an industry leader in the development of applied materials for the built environment, students in the recent Think Big! Wintersession studio were challenged to “blue-sky” their approach to creating high-tech public art.

Shaping Flight

Without a hint of hesitation, Caitlyn Au 15 GL zips herself into a protective jumpsuit, takes a deep breath and enters a pressurized wind chamber at SkyVenture, an indoor skydiving facility in New Hampshire.

Making Magic

Last week students in RISD’s first theatrical design studio – co-taught by Sculpture Critic Jane South and Interior Architecture Critic Michael McGarty, who also teaches in the Theatre Arts department at Brown – offered a backstage peek inside The Magic Box, an all-new ballet that will premiere in Providence this spring.

Revitalizing Riverside Park

How do cities revitalize historic post-industrial sites deteriorating from age and harboring a reputation for pollution? Assuming they can reverse the affects of centuries-old environmental damage, how do they get the public to use these spaces again?.

New Life for a Portuguese Palace

After getting a long-distance introduction to Lisbon’s opulent Pal��cio Pombal, six graduate students in an advanced studio taught by Assistant Professor of Interior Architecture Eduardo Benamor Duarte traveled to Portugal last week to install site-specific interventions in the national monument themselves.

Reclaiming New Delhi

“There is so much confusion in India about how to improve the landscape,” says New Delhi-based designer Alina Vadera 11 IA.

Radically Rethinking Environments

Dana Hamdan MA 13 can’t confine her own imagination.

New Life for National Landmark

Following a hunch, Jesse Kaminsky MFA 14 SC took long strips of Tyvek and slowly ran the polyethylene pieces under the needle of his sewing machine.

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