Architecture and Design

Duarte presents at Biodigital Architecture Conference

Eduardo Benamor Duarte (Associate Professor, Interior Architecture) presented a paper “Morphogenetic vs. Morphodynamics: Design and Prototyping of Porcelain Sine Wave Surfaces” at the 3rd INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE OF BIODIGITAL ARCHITECTURE & GENETICS – BARCELONA. The conference was hosted at the ESARQ School of Architecture UIC Barcelona (Universitat Internacional de Catalunya) on 7th – 9th June, 2017.

A Happening of the Abstract Technical

Two artists who practice within and around the discipline of Architecture–Carl Lostritto (Assistant Professor, Architecture) and Mike Nesbit–exhibit and perform a live studio session of their ongoing collaboration. Both Lostritto and Nesbit use their work to provoke architectural questions via structured procedures. In Lostritto’s work, he controls algorithms in the domain of drawing. In Nesbit’s […]

Yeadon Thrice Featured in Transmaterial Next

Peter Yeadon (Professor, Interior Architecture) and his colleagues are featured in a new book released by Princeton Architectural Press. The book, Transmaterial Next: A Catalogue of Materials That Redefine Our Future, includes three of their innovative projects. It is the latest installment in the bestselling Transmaterial series by Blaine Brownell, one of the preeminent scholars of […]

Leski Featured in Graphisoft Article

Kyna Leski  (Professor, Architecture) is featured in an article on the Graphisoft blog written by architectural writer Louis Postel. In the piece Leski and Postel discuss the generous permission needed for creative discovery during times of crisis. The article also references the creative process of Leski’s architect father Tadeusz ‘Tad’ Leski in designing the chandeliers […]

Skolos and Wedell Featured in Communication Arts

Nancy Skolos (Dean, Architecture + Design) and Tom Wedell (Senior Critic, Graphic Design) were recently profiled in Communication Arts. The interview focused on how their work at RISD was incorporated into their private practice and how their designs are constructed both in terms of 2D and 3D layering and the selection of type. In addition to […]

Rebola & Hermann Present on Computer-Human Interactions

Claudia Rebola (Associate Professor, Industrial Design) and Lili Hermann (Professor, Landscape Architecture) presented a paper at the Tenth International Conference on Advances in Computer-Human Interactions, in the special track, D4HA: Designing for Healthy Aging. Their paper entitled, Design Thinking as a Process for Innovative Older Adult Applications, introduced a seven-phase “P” methodology for design thinking addressing […]

Rebola Selected for Imaginaries of the Future

Claudia Rebola (Associate Professor, Industrial Design) presented her work among a small group of selected scholars at the, Imaginaries of the Future symposium, Utopia After the Human, held at Cornell University, Ithaca, New York, from the 11-12th April 2017. Imaginaries of the Future is a Leverhulme International Research Network designed to think through how we […]

Rose Gives Keynote at STEAMHouse Research Event

Chris Rose (Senior Critic, Furniture Design) was invited to give the opening Keynote address for the research day set to explore the scope of Birmingham City University’s new $20 million UK / EU funded creative regeneration and adaptive reuse project beginning at the site of the former Typhoo Tea factory in the city center. Described […]

Rebola Awarded Grant to Design Aid for OD Victims

Claudia Rébola (Associate Professor, Industrial Design) and her research partner Geoff Capraro, MD faculty member in Emergency Medicine at Brown University’s Alpert School of Medicine and have received a grant from the Rhode Island Department of Health to support their innovative approach to improve the capacity of Rhode Islanders to rescue the lives of victims […]