Hirst invited lecturer at SADI, Seoul
Leslie Hirst (Associate Professor, Experimental and Foundation Studies) was invited to Seoul, Korea as the 2015 International Summer Lecturer/Workshop Leader for Samsung Art and Design Institute (SADI).
Sharing RISD’s interest in hands-on learning, Hirst led SADI’s Foundation Studies students through five days of input, exercises and critique. Entitled MULTIPLICITY, the workshops were designed to build trust with and understanding of body dynamics as a means for developing awareness and creative problem solving. Learning to recognize the body’s form and function in space with regard to simple purposed and non-purposed acts, students worked in teams to construct actions of motion and force. With intuitive processes from concept to prototype to presentation, students became physical sketchbooks for devices or situations that involve full and necessary participation of the design team. Simple materials were utilized to help students realize solutions for recycling water, feeding a population, and communicating as a human text message, among other solutions.
The workshops took place from 20 – 24 July at the SADI campus.
In addition, Hirst presented an open lecture to the SADI community on 21 July 2015.