Announcements + Updates

Maltz-Leca Book Published

Leora Maltz-Leca (Associate Professor, History of Art + Visual Culture) has had her book, Wiliam Kentridge: Process as Metaphor & Other Doubtful Enterprises, published by the University of California Press. Richard Shiff (Effie Marie Cain Regents Chair in Art, University of Texas at Austin) said of the book “With prose as lucid as it is erudite, […]

Announcement EHP Chief Critic and RISD Seoul Lead

Academic Affairs is delighted to announce the 2017-2018 appointments of the Chief Critic for RISD in Rome: European Honors Program (EHP) and the RISD in Seoul program. Paola Demattè will serve as Chief Critic for EHP for Fall 2018 and Spring 2019 semesters. In this role, Paola will lead the studio program for the EHP […]

Knowles, Techstyle Haus, at ACSA Annual Meeting

  Jonathan Knowles (Professor, Architecture) was invited to speak about the Techstyle Haus project during the Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture (ACSA) Annual Meeting in Denver, Colorado. The theme of the meeting was ‘The Ethical Imperative’ which sought to examine the material, cultural, and economic effects of architecture and how these impact the ethical […]

THAD Academic Program Review Campus Visit

Related to Theory + History of Art & Design (THAD formally HAVC) self-study, an Academic Program Review (APR) team will visit RISD, April 2 through April 4 2018. The members of the panel are: Dr. Steven Henry Madoff, THAD APR Chair; Chair, MA Curatorial Practice Program: School of Visual Arts Brocket Horne, Chair, Graphic Design: […]

Rose at MIT Space Exploration Initiative

Chris Rose (Senior Critic, Furniture Design and Architecture) has been invited to be a respondent in discussion with the audience at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) Media Lab. The discussion will follow a lecture by Michael Benson on the creation of his forthcoming book, Space Odyssey, Stanley Kubrick, Arthur C Clarke and the Making of […]

Yeadon Project Featured in Academic Paper

Peter Yeadon (Professor, Interior Architecture) was recently featured in the Institute of Physics (IOP) Materials Science and Engineering conference publication for 2017. Dr. Bogusawa Konarzewska (Gdańsk University of Technology) presented a research paper entitled, Smart Materials in Architecture: Useful Tools with Practical Applications or Fascinating Inventions for Experimental Design?, which discussed an interactive facade system prototype […]

Kosmider Documentary, TransJourney, Shows on RI PBS

Alexia Kosmider (Senior Lecturer, Literary Arts + Studies) recently had her documentary, TransJourney, shown on Rhode Island PBS. From Rhode Island to Seattle, Sandra embarks on a cross-country road trip to share in the world of her former son, now Annabelle, recently transitioned as a woman. As Sandra learns from Annabelle’s mentor Shannon, an older transgender […]

Sabbatical Dialogues Program Dates

Academic Affairs is pleased to announce the dates for this year’s presentations by faculty returning from sabbatical. The Sabbatical Dialogues program will be held in Room 344, 20 Washington Place, the program will usually start at 12:00PM, apart from 05/02/18 where the program will start at 10:00AM. In a change to the traditional format of […]

Yeadon Work Published by Japanese Researchers

Peter Yeadon (Professor, Interior Architecture) recently had his research prototype interactive facade system featured by two researchers at Sugiyama Jogakuen University in Nogoya, Japan, have published a paper in Architecture Research. In their article, titled, On the Aesthetics of Seasonally Adaptive Buildings – A Morphological Approach towards Climate Responsive Architecture,  Agnes Nyilas and Yoshihito Kurazumi write […]