With a working farm, grazing cattle and groves of mango and citrus trees, the new satellite campus being developed by Costa Rica’s Earth University offers abundant opportunities to explore design for sustainability – and for RISD students to think about eco-progressive solutions in a new cultural context.
For the last year, a consortium of nine Rhode Island colleges and universities—including RISD, Brown and the University of Rhode Island (URI)—has been engaged in a joint, multiyear project to investigate the impact of climate change on marine life.
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.
With November temperatures this year soaring up into the 70s, it's hard to believe the holiday season is well on its way.
In the late 1990s, RISD and the Environmental Bamboo Foundation in Bali, Indonesia, engaged in a multi-year partnership to explore innovative uses and applications of bamboo—the fastest growing woody plant on earth, but one long deemed inferior by the Western world.