March 30, 2015

Global summer programs

Rhode Island School of Design (RISD)
Left: Paris – Gare de Montrouge quais, 1908. Postcard. Courtesy of Wikipedia Commons. Right: Andrew Hartness, Gare de Montrouge, 2014. Photograph.

Paris: Urban Landscape through a Cultural Lens
June 14–July 12
Andrew Hartness

Through a series of uncommon site visits, e.g., behind the scenes at the Louvre and beneath the city in la gare de Montrouge, access to cultural locales and experiences, visits to design studios and guest lectures, you’ll learn to assume the role of patron, citizen and critic, a privilege usually reserved for Parisians. The course offers the exposure and dialogue typical of an urban systems class, but also requires that observation, research and conjecture be channeled through a design project, presented at a final review.
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Denmark: Seminar on Scandinavian Design
June 15–July 4
Nathaniel Smith

Immerse yourself into the world of Scandinavian design with seminars, lectures and field trips that explore furniture’s relationship with architecture, graphic arts, lighting and textiles. The course is centralized in Copenhagen at the Danish Institute for Study Abroad.
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The Netherlands: Sneaker + Wearable Technology Design
June 29–July 18
Kathleen Grevers

With a home base of Waalwijk, Netherlands—a center of footwear education, history and manufacturing collaborations—you’ll practice forecasting, design, production and programming of wearable technology for sneakers. Lectures and site visits to design studios, factories, museums and galleries will expose you to methods, materials and footwear design unique to the region.
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Rome: Discovery through Drawing
June 29—July 31
Nick DePace

Gain a comprehensive overview of the topographical, architectural and urban history of Rome, while practicing freehand drawing, en plein air. You’ll reside and study at the Palazzetto Cenci, home of RISD’s European Honors Program, a 16th-century palazzo located in the heart of Rome’s Centro Storico and in close walking distance to such sites as the Forum, the Vatican and the Pantheon.
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On-campus at RISD this summer:

Educators’ Institute
Professional development for K–12 educators

[Re] Visiting Drawing
July 20–24
The Institute’s studio becomes a site—facilitated by its instructors and guest speakers—for a [re] visiting of drawing through critical making, critical inquiry and critical dialogue.

Art, Science + Nature: Investigating Coastal Ecosystems in the Field, Lab and Studio
July 26–31
Through a series of lectures, hands-on field sessions and workshops, participants explore the intersection of art, design and science.


About RISD: global summer programs
Rhode Island School of Design (RISD) is committed to developing and sustaining opportunities, programs and networks that address the challenges, meanings, and importance of art and design in a global context, and prepare creative agents for a changing world. RISD: global summer programs is a collaborative effort brought to you by RISD Global and the Division of Continuing Education. Global summer programs courses are open to students, professional artists and designers of all disciplines and backgrounds.

About Rhode Island School of Design
Rhode Island School of Design (RISD) has earned an international reputation as the leading college of art and design in the United States. Recently ranked #1 in Business Insider’s survey of “The World’s 25 Best Design Schools,” approximately 2,400 students from around the world study at RISD, pursuing full-time bachelor’s or master’s degree programs in a choice of 19 studio majors. RISD is known for its phenomenal faculty of artists and designers, the breadth of its specialized facilities and its hands-on, studio-based approach to learning—one in which critical thinking informs making works by hand. Through the accomplishments of its 26,000 alumni, the college champions the vital role artists and designers play in satisfying the global demand for innovation. Founded in 1877, RISD (pronounced “RIZ-dee”) and the RISD Museum of Art help make Providence, RI, among the most culturally active and creative cities in the region.

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