Stories about studios + projects
When prospective graduate students visited campus on November 16 for Graduate Studies’ annual IN FOcus session, they responded especially well to opportunities to talk with current students, who were eager to share information about their work, their program and life at RISD.
He is hailed as the world’s greatest choreographer, an artist and avant-garde visionary whose philosophy of collaboration and random, chance movements shaped the world of modern dance.
As one of two winners of a 2014 Rhode Island Innovation Fellowship, Providence-based designer Amy Bernhardt 95 PR will use her $300,000 grant to launch Colorfast, a state-of-the-art research and manufacturing facility for designing and producing digitally printed textiles.
“I’m not interested in fast, throwaway fashion,” Marcia Patmos 91 AP told students at a November 12 presentation in the Metcalf Auditorium.
“At RISD I’m surrounded by creative, highly intelligent people who can begin to solve some of the world’s intractable problems if they’re given the opportunity to collaborate and innovate,” said Professor of Landscape Architecture Elizabeth Dean Hermann shortly after returning from her Wintersession studio on an island in the Indian Ocean.
Once Eliza Squibb 13 TX learned that more than 1,000 Malian women die each year of preventable cervical cancer, she was eager to help ensure they'd get early screening and treatment programs.
Earlier this spring when Dailing Chen 13 TX attended the Career Center’s Design Portfolio Review, she spoke with reps from various companies about her desire to develop high-performance fabrics for athletic shoes.
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.
In a fall studio called Changing Fabric Surfaces, Margaret Kearney 13 TX created a fabric collage called Quilt for a New Community.