On March 20 & 21, 2014, The Department of Furniture Design at Rhode Island School of Design hosted a Symposium for the purposes of exploring the role of materials knowledge, research, critical making and engagement in expanding opportunities in art and design.

Department pedagogy reflects the belief that relationships between ideas and applied skills, knowledge building and the material world all feature in the social connectivity that is central to effective practice. With a focus on objects, the curriculum encourages diverse work in the broad area of human scale experience.

Through a series of events, workshops and discussions students, faculty and guests participated in a unique and engaging experience.

This event was free and open to the RISD community and the public.

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