Posts Tagged ‘textiles’

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 […]

Textiles Self-Study and Advisory Panel visit

The Textiles Self-Study and Advisory Panel visit will take place on May 4-6, with panel members: Michael Koch, Chair of the Committee and Owner, LA Mills; Ingrid Bachmann, Graduate Program Director/Associate Professor, Concordia University; Fiona Dieffenbacher, Director, BFA Fashion Design Program, Parsons The New School for Design; Clare Johnston, Head of Textiles/Professor, Royal College of […]