RISD 2050 Fund recipients selected

Congratulations to the recipients of the second cycle of awards from the RISD 2050 Fund!

Mairéad Byrne (Professor, Literary Arts & Studies) for Writing +, a new graduate course for Fall 2014 focusing on the making of imaginary and imaginative models for writing. The course will include a speaker series open to the RISD community and culminate in an exhibition that explores the future of RISD as a leader in multimodal writing culture.

Stefanie Pender (Assistant Professor, Foundation Studies and Glass) & Nathan King (Assistant Professor, Architecture and Foundation Studies) for the RISD Glass Robotics Laboratory, which will foster the development, evaluation, and application of novel digital design-to-robot fabrication workflows for the fabrication, experimentation and application of glass forming through a series of workshops in fall 2014.

Peter Tagiuri (Professor, Architecture) for RISD in the World, a project that will develop an Alumni Collaborative Group that will engage RISD alumni from around the world as mentors for current RISD students and recent graduates. The project will kick off with a cross-disciplinary studio course in Seoul, Korea, home to over 300 RISD alumni.

Damian White (Associate Professor, HPSS) & Anne Tate (Professor, Architecture) for Design Thinking Plus: Ethical Making in a Global Context, a project that will facilitate a community-wide conversation on critical and ethical making in a global context through a series of events and concurrent courses during the 2014-2015 academic year.

The goal of the RISD 2050 Fund is imagine the future of art and design education for RISD, and promote RISD as the leading voice in art and design globally. We are grateful to trustee Susan Dryfoos for launching this fund.

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