Fulbright Fellow, Ying Bonny Cai (BRDD 2018), Stays the Course
Ying Bonny Cai (BRDD 2018 Apparel, East Asian Studies, Economics) spent a year as a Fulbright Fellow in Seoul studying traditional Korean apparel with contemporary makers reviving and modernizing ancient customs. Cai began investigating hanbok as an Apparel Design major at RISD.
Laura Jaramillo (BRDD 2020, Furniture Design, Gender and Sexuality Studies ) designs everyday objects and tools that speak to the human experiences of memory, belonging, identity, and love. In her interview, Laura shares, "My goal is to capture memories with an object that already exists and then to make new objects that intensify that emotion." - Dwell
Yunni Cho (BRDD 2021) is among RISD Maharam Fellows Modifying their Projects During Pandemic
Yunni Cho (BRDD 2021, Interior Architecture, Cognitive Neuroscience, and Urban Studies) is among nine RISD Maharam Fellows working virtually to bring the benefits of art and design to nonprofits around the world this summer.
Ali Dipp (BRDD 2022): Building a platform for ‘borderlanders’ in the Southwest
Ali Dipp (BRDD 2022, Painting, English), a native of El Paso, Texas, engages digital marketplaces, murals and storytelling to celebrate the unique character of the Southwest.
"To dispel what she calls myths and mischaracterizations about the region, while also working to unite members of the “borderlander” community through a shared experience, Dipp is spending the summer creating Work Project, a digital platform for Southwestern self-representation."
Kate Reed (BRDD 2021): Finding a niche in biomimetic design
Kate Reed (BRDD 2021, Industrial Design, Independent Concentration in Social Innovation and Entrepreneurship) builds wearable biomimetic computers. She is pursuing several summer projects that use cutting-edge technology to connect people to the natural world and to each other such as the sonic invisibility cloak (pictured above), which confronts issues surrounding privacy in the digital age.
Meet Kate Reed: The 22-Year-Old Designer Creating Biomimetic Wearable Computers
Kate Reed (BRDD 2021, Industrial Design, IC: Social Innovation and Entrepreneurship) is featured in The Indiependent for her biomietic wearable designs. "'Today’s wearable computers, to compete with the exponential threat of digital intelligence of tomorrow, look like gadgets imagined in a Star Trek movie or an Arthur C. Clark novel. They look like computers, feel like computers, and act like computers. This is an unprecedented convergence crisis. Our human body has evolved for millions of years rooted in nature, while computers have evolved for a mere few hundred years, rooted in sci-fi. If humans and computers must converge to combat the rising threat of digital intelligence, we must look to nature for inspiration to build the next generation of wearable computers.'” ~ The Indiependent
Towards a COVID-friendly AR Translator for Hotels
Jiaju Ma(BRDD 2021, Industrial Design, Computer Science) a member of the Brown Engineering Design Seminar, is featured in Medium's article, "Towards a COVID-friendly AR Translator for Hotels: How COVID-19 derailed our Design Seminar, but directed us to an augmented reality translator window for hotels"
Yukti Agarwal (BRDD 2024) Participates in the Brown Pembroke Center Oral History Project to Share Her Experiences During the COVID-19 Pandemic
Yukti Agarwal (BRDD 2024) is interviewed by Mary Murphy, Nancy L. Buc '65 Pembroke Center Archivist, about her experience as a BRDD international student from India during the COVID-19 pandemic. You can read more about Yukti's experience and listen to the interview on the Pembroke Center Oral History website.
Brown engineering faculty and students design DIY ventilator
Eli Silver (BRDD 2021, Furniture Design, Engineering and Physics) is among a team of faculty and students from Brown University’s School of Engineering that designed a do-it-yourself ventilator, that can be quickly assembled using 3D-printed and readily available parts.