RISD Summer Studies Abroad
Providence, RI (United States) - Professor Franz Werner, of the Rhode Island School of Design (RISD), offers a unique opportunity to study art, architecture and design in Switzerland, France, and Germany 7-19 August 2011. 'Switzerland + Beyond: The Crossroads of Art, Architecture + Design' focuses on guided research trips to significant sites, including Paris, France, as well as the Frank Gehry-designed Vitra Design Museum in Weil am Rhein, Germany. Interested students have until 30 June to make a deposit for the course.
Delving far deeper than would a typical tourist, students observe and record characteristic qualities, histories, design languages and cultural attributes of the various locations in an illustrated travelogue, using a design medium of their own choosing. Travelogues are later reviewed and discussed during regular critiques, leading to the development of a mutually agreed-upon design project that serves the chosen site in a functional (e.g., promotional) way.
The student's goal, ultimately, is to differentiate between historical art epochs as well as to creatively confront relevant historical, cultural and commercial design aspects of the original site in a final project. Professionals and students from any design and art-related background are welcome.
Duration: 7-19 August 2011
Estimated cost: $3 850 (USD)
Included: Accommodation, Hot Breakfast, Group Meals, Transportation in Europe, Museum Fees, Tips, Tour Guides, Lecturers, Instructional Supplies. Airfare is not included.
Deposit Deadline: 30 June, 2011
For more information, or to learn if you qualify, contact:
Prof. Franz Werner
About Rhode Island School of Design
RISD (RIZ-dee), founded in 1877 in Providence, Rhode Island, is a vibrant community of artists and designers that includes more than 2,300 students from around the world, approximately 500 faculty and curators, and 400 staff members. Each year more than 200 prominent artists, critics, authors and philosophers visit our historic College Hill campus.