Announcements + Updates

Convocation 2018 | Daniel Cavicchi, Provost

Naivité “The unknown is the largest need of the intellect.” –Emily Dickinson, 1876 I remember when I was a brand new undergraduate, at Cornell University, in the 1980s. I was painfully shy and overwhelmed by the whole college experience, but I was also an avid reader, so I quickly took refuge in the main library. […]

Leski Contributes to Documentary on Met Opera House

 Kyna Leski (Professor, Architecture) was invited to contribute to a documentary on the creation of the Metropolitan Opera House at the Lincoln Center for Performing Arts. Her father architect Tadeusz ‘Tad’ Leski designed the concept for the iconic ‘genesis’ chandeliers that are a well known feature of the interior.

Nelson to Lecture at fPet Conference in DC

Erik Nelson (Critic, Architecture) will lecture at the Forum on Philosophy, Engineering, and Technology (fPet) at the University of Maryland, College Park at the end of May. As an engineer working with wood—specifically, designing wood buildings— Nelson developed an interest in better understanding our relationship with trees, how our history with trees and forests has […]

Peltz’ work featured in two exhibitions

Daniel Peltz’ (Professor, Film Animation Video) multi-year artistic research project, Performing Labour, is featured in two ongoing exhibitions: ‘Performing Labour’ at the Norrköpings Konstmuseum in Sweden, curated by Helena Scragg, and ‘Give It Time’ at Galleri F15 in Moss, Norway, curated by Stephen Knott. The exhibition in Norrköping was accompanied by a new hour-long performance […]

Taylor at the Aldrich Museum of Contemporary Art

Chris Taylor (Senior Critic, Glass) is current featured in a new group exhibition at the Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum (258 Main Street, Ridgefield) the exhibition is entitled, Handheld, and it explores the contemporary meaning of touch by charting artists’, designers’, and makers’ various responses to objects scaled to the hand. Including works by Alma Allen, Aldo Bakker, […]

Yeadon’s Sketchbooks Acquired by CCA

The Canadian Center for Architecture (CCA) in Montréal has acquired the four Prix de Rome sketchbooks completed by Peter Yeadon (Professor, Interior Architecture) in 2000. The four books will be added to the CCA’s substantial archival holdings, which is perhaps the largest collection of architectural works in the world and features “complete works or projects […]

Schneider Publishes on Mass Timber

Brett Schneider (Assistant Professor, Architecture) published, The Art and Craft of Mass Timber, in the Spring/Summer issue of the Harvard Design Magazine titled, Into the Woods. The issue “treks into the woods to come to terms with its precarious status as habitat and resource, and to challenge assumptions about wood as material.” Schneider’s article traces […]

Professional Development Fund (Spring 2018) Awardees

Academic Affairs is pleased to announce the recipients for the Spring 2018 cycle of the Professional Development Fund. For more information on grants available to full and part-time RISD faculty members, click here. The total amount granted in this cycle was $68,198.   Alero Akporiaye (Assistant Professor, History, Philosophy + the Social Sciences) for a […]