Posts Tagged ‘textiles’

Yeadon Wins London International Creative Award

Peter Yeadon (Professor, Interior Architecture) and two collaborators has just received an award at the 2017 London International Creative Competition. Thousands of submissions were reviewed by the jury, which awarded an Honorable Mention to Yeadon, Jesse Asjes, and Laura Wickesberg for their BLOOM project. BLOOM regulates acoustic issues in large spaces by opening and closing […]

Brewer Presents at in Florence, Italy

Laurie Brewer (Associate Curator, RISD Museum) will present her paper, Sample: Inspiration in Museum Collections, at the forthcoming Costume Colloquium V, 14-18 November, 2018, held in Florence, Italy. The conference will examine archives, masterpieces, collections sample books, work records and the documentation of textiles and fashion production (historic and contemporary). Brewer will focus on the Ziskind sample […]

Gregorio’s Crowns Sit Lightly upon Women’s Marchers

Regina Gregorio (Senior Critic, Textiles) spent a hectic week before the historic Women’s March on Washington DC turning her crown concept, originally meant for family and friends, into an idea that could be shared to a much wider community. It is a story that combines design, social activism, family, colleagues, and digital fabrication. Gregorio started […]

Better and Textiles Students, Tilt-Down Fence, Dorchester

Hansy Better (Professor, Architecture) and RISD Textiles students are currently working on a public arts installation at Fields Corner Station, Dorchester. The piece entitled Tilt-Down Fence was designed and installed by the BR+A+CE (Building Research + Architecture + Community Exchange) project, which is a collaboration between RISD faculty, students, and local volunteers. Tilt Down Fence consists of […]

Do Textile Professors Dream of Electric Sweaters?

Last month Brooks Hagan (Associate Professor, Textiles) updated faculty and students on his National Science Foundation (NSF) funded Virtual Textiles Research Group. Hagan with his co-Principal Investigators (PIs) Steve Marschner, Kavita Bala, and Doug James first attempted to demonstrate the potential for elements from the physical world to appear and behave in the computer in […]

RISD representatives at AICAD 2015

The following RISD representatives will be presenting at the 2015 AICAD Symposium, hosted by California College of the Arts, November 5-7, 2015. Brooks Hagan, Assistant Professor, Textiles: Funding Science Initiatives Brooks Hagan, Assistant Professor, Textiles: Machine Crafted Daniel Hewett, Executive Director, Research: Artist’s Tools/Scientist’s Tools Joy Ko, Critic, Architecture: Machine Crafted Neal Overstrom, Director, Nature […]

Silberstein presents on Asian textiles, patterns

Rachel Silberstein (Assistant Professor, History of Art and Visual Culture) presented at two conferences recently 1. 2015 Anglo-American Conference “Fashion”: Panel – “Asian Textiles in the Making of a Global Fashion System: Trade, Technology, and Transmission” “Fashioning the Foreign: Urban Dress and the Global Textile Trade in Nineteenth and Twentieth-Century China” Disinterest in foreign materialities […]

Welcome new faculty and term appointments

Academic Affairs is pleased to welcome these new faculty and term appointments to RISD. Thank you to the search committees for their considerable time and effort this year. ​ Full-time Appointments: Apparel Design Gwen van den Eijnde, Assistant Professor Neil Gilks, Associate Professor Architecture Aaron Forrest, Assistant Professor Experimental and Foundation Studies Dawn Clements, Assistant […]