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.
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?.
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.
“There is so much confusion in India about how to improve the landscape,” says New Delhi-based designer Alina Vadera 11 IA.
Dana Hamdan MA 13 can’t confine her own imagination.
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.
As demand grows for architecture that addresses issues of conservation and sustainability, RISD’s Interior Architecture Department is continuing to emphasize low energy use as an integral part of its program.
When architect Eduardo Benamor Duarte had an idea for building with porcelain blocks, he turned to RISD’s Ceramics department experts for help.
Students in Architecture, Foundation Studies, Industrial Design and Interior and Landscape Architecture participated in a series of special interdisciplinary courses focused on a future in which gadgets and machines help ease the burden of household chores.