In the Media

Just for Laughs Announces its 2019 New Faces, including Felipe Di Poi Tamargo

Felipe Di Poi Tamargo (BRDD 2017, FAV and Comparative Literature) is named among New Faces: Creators.  

The 2019 Just for Laughs festival is currently underway in Montreal, and today the festival gave Vulture the very first look at its annual list of up-and-coming comedians to highlight for its “New Faces” showcase. As usual, the list includes categories for stand-up (New Faces of Comedy), sketch (New Faces: Characters), comedians without managers (New Faces: Unrepped), and a category for digital-content creators, added in 2017 (New Faces: Creators). - Vulture

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Library Inspires Site-Specific Textiles

Now that the Fleet Library at RISD has unveiled its collection of reupholstered Knoll club chairs, the Textiles majors who designed the bespoke fabrics are reflecting on how their designs took shape.  - RISD Media

One of the selected textiles was designed by  Sarah Nicita (BRDD 2020, Textiles and Cognitive Science) and fellow BRDD student, Hillary Brame (BRDD 2020, Furniture Design and Development Studies), contributed to the reupholstering of the chairs.

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Look at Art. Get Paid. Collaboration by Maio Chao (AB Brown, MFA RISD) and Josephine Devanbu (BRDD 2016)

A Unique Program Pays You to Visit Museums as a Guest Critic

A conversation with Maia Chao and Josephine Devanbu, the founders of Look at Art. Get Paid., a program that pays people who wouldn’t otherwise visit art museums to visit one as guest critics of the art and the institution. -Hyperallergic

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Four BRDD Alumni among Brown and RISD Fulbright Scholars

Ying Bonny Cai (BRDD 2018, Apparel, East Asian Studies, and Economics), Sara Kahn, (BRDD 2016, Furniture Design and Computer Science), Allison Morgan (BRDD 2016, Apparel Design, History of Art and Architecture, and French), and Anrui Aaren Zhu (BRDD 2019, Apparel Design and International Relations) are among this year's RISD and Brown Fulbright Scholar award recipients.  

Read more in the RISD News article (image sourced from RISD Media)

Read more about the projects of the three award recipients who applied through RISD.



New England Foundation for the Arts honors the Steel Yard

The New England Foundation for the Arts (NEFA) presented its Creative Economy Awards in June.  The Steel Yard was recognized for their leadership and work within the city of Providence and Rhode Island.  Jenny Sparks (BRDD 2015, Sculpture and Geological Sciences), Client Relations Manager at the Steel Yard, was among the recognized group  awarded. 

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Apparel Collection Designed by Elizabeth Campos BRDD 19 AP

Singular Style at Collection 19

The collection by Elizabeth Campos BRDD 19 (Apparel Design and Literary Arts) is among the work of graduating seniors in Apparel Design in Collection 19, this year’s runway show.  Elizabeth's models in this photograph, also include Rachel Tandon BRDD 2019 (Painting and Music), Jeremy Wolin BRDD 2019 (Interior Architecture and American Studies), Jorge Palacios BRDD 2020 (Glass and Astrophysics), and Lucy Qiu RISD 2020 (Painting).

Read more about Collection 19 on RISD News and Events. 

BBC Sounds Radio Featuring Ariana Martinez (BRDD 2017)

Ariana Martinez (BRDD 2017) works across mediums including sculpture, installation, narrative audio, and print media to convey the impact of geography, architecture, and infrastructure on individual and collective experience.  In “The People Who Feel,” featured on BBC Sounds, they share an audio piece reflecting a part of their experience while reporting in Puerto Rico.  (BBC Series 18 Segment 1:45 - 6:05 )

Friday Five with Nadia Wolff

Miami native Nadia Wolff is a Haitian-American artist, designer, poet, and maker whose work beautifully blends culturally significant themes of gender, sexuality, race, and identity.  -DesignMilk, Photo credit: World Red Eye

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Invested in Design for the Greater Good

Despite the diverse range of problems Kate Reed BRDD 21 ID addresses through her major in Industrial Design, they all share a clear common denominator. “All of my work,” says the third-year Brown|RISD Dual Degree student, “is deeply related to social change and the social good.” - RISD Media

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Sherenté Harris (BRDD 2023) Presents at URI TEDx Talks

Sherente Harris, 18, of Charlestown, a member of the Narragansett tribe and a first-year student in a dual degree program at the Rhode Island School of Design and Brown University. Harris, who identifies as both a man and a woman, will talk about the struggles of “two spirit” people, as well as indigenous invisibility. - Providence Journal

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View the TED Talk Here