WS travel courses are designed to give art and design students the opportunity to embed themselves in a new cultural context, to learn from artists and designers in that country and region, and to develop their practice in an environment outside of RISD’s Providence campus.
During a recent WS travel course, a group of students from a range of disciplines worked with Khipra Nichols, Professor of Industrial Design, and Kathleen Grevers, Critic of Apparel Design, to research traditional and new technologies and design techniques for shoe design in northern Italy (Milan, Turin, and Florence). During this course, students had access to leading design houses, museums, and experts, which informed their own work and design processes.
Other RISD students had the chance to travel to Germany with Jonathan Knowles, Professor of Architecture, and Laura Briggs, Critic, to collaborate with students and faculty at the University of Applied Sciences in Erfurt exploring the idea of the performative house, or the maximum flexibility of space with minimum consumption of energy.
2018 Wintersession Travel Courses
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All students are required to remain in good academic standing in order to participate in the WS travel course/studio. Failure to remain in good academic standing can lead to removal from the course, either before or during the course. Also in cases where WS travel courses and studios do not reach student capacity, the course may be cancelled after the last day of Wintersession travel course registration. As such, all students are advised not to purchase flights for participation in Wintersession travel courses until the course is confirmed to run, which happens within the week after the final Wintersession travel course registration period.
Estimated travel costs include tuition, accommodation, some meals, field trips, museum entrances and health and travel insurance. Unless otherwise specified, airfare costs are not included.
Limited, need-based scholarships available. Deadline for financial aid applications will be announced. For more informations and to apply, please contact Anthony Gallonio, RISD Student Financial Services, at: email@example.com 401 - 454 6661
2017 Wintersession Travel Courses
APPAR-3052-01: ITALY SHOE DESIGN & PROTOTYPING
Instructor: Kathleen Grevers, Senior Critic, Apparel Design, RISD.
ARCH-2050-01: ITALY: WS TRAVEL ROME
Instructor: Elettra Bordonaro, Architecture, RISD.
ARCH-W220-01: JAPAN: KYOTO AND NAOSHIMA
Instructor: Silvia Acosta, Professor, Architecture, RISD.
NMSE-0723-01: ITALY:(IN)VISIBLE VENICE
Instructor: Leslie Hirst, Associate Professor, EFS & Mark Sherman, Professor, LAS
PRINT-4412-01 & HAVC-C412-01/HPSS-C412-01: CUBA: PRINT & HISTORY
Instructor: Winifred Lambrecht, Senior Lecturer, HPSS, RISD & Henry Ferreira, Associate Professor & Department Head, Printmaking, RISD.
PRINT-4525-01 & HAVC-H525-01: JAPAN: PAPER, TEMPLES, PRINTS
Instructor: Elena Varshavskaya, Senior Lecturer, HAVC, RISD & Daniel Heyman, Senior Critic, Printmaking, RISD.
IDISC-1513-01: ARGENTINA: HI/LOW TECH
Instructor: Paula Gaetano-Adi, Assistant Professor, EFS, RISD & Alejandro Borsani, Assistant Professor, EFS, RISD.
LAEL-LE97-01 & LAS-E717-01: GUYANA: ART & SCIENCE
Instructors: Lucy Spelman, Lecturer, HPSS & Nicole Merola, Associate Professor and Department Head, LAS, RISD.
For more detailed information on past programs click here.