RISD Joins CUMULUS Association




Update: Deadline for Submissions Extended to 15th June 2016

On April 30, 2016, RISD’s nomination to join the CUMULUS Association was accepted by the Executive Board and the membership of the Association at the annual conference In This Place in the UK.

With this membership, RISD joins 260 art and design schools (both independent schools and those that sit within larger university structures) from 53 countries who are members of the Association.

As such, our membership welcomes us into an increasingly vibrant dialogue and network that has great potential for learning among our colleagues across the globe, for creating dialogues, and for developing future partnerships, while remaining in close contact with our current academic partners around the world.

On November 21-24, 2016, the next CUMULUS conference will take place in Hong Kong. The call for papers and workshop proposals is now open to all member schools. Academic Affairs and RISD Global encourage interested faculty to submit a proposal. The call can be located here, and it is open through June 1:


  1. Open Design for Empathy
  2. Open Design for Ethnography
  3. Open Design for Experiment
  4. Open Design for Environment
  5. Open Design for Education
  6. Open Design for Engagement

CUMULUS Association, RISD Global

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