Jerome Arul

In addition to teaching at RISD, Jerome Arul teaches at the MIT D-Lab, and he has manufacturing experience in China, Southeast Asia and East Africa. He once served as an operations officer in an armored engineer battalion in the Singapore Armed Forces. He also managed engineering and product design at EcoZoom and helped scale up production for Africa’s largest cook stove program (providing enough cook stoves and water filters for 30% of Rwandan households). The program was enabled by the United Nations Clean Development Mechanism. EcoZoom’s products have been deployed by the World Food Programme, the International Committee of the Red Cross and Relief International. When he isn’t teaching, Arul makes things at a small prototyping and fabrication shop in Providence.

Fall 2018 Courses

  • ID-20ST-11 Special Topic Design Studio

Spring 2019 Courses

  • ID-24ST-04 Advanced Design: Studio
  • BFA, Rhode Island School of Design

Departments

Apparel Design Architecture Ceramics Digital + Media Film / Animation / Video Furniture Design Glass Graphic Design History, Philosophy + the Social Sciences Illustration Industrial Design Interior Architecture Jewelry + Metalsmithing Landscape Architecture Literary Arts + Studies Painting Photography Printmaking Sculpture Teaching + Learning in Art + Design Textiles Theory + History of Art + Design