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Organized by the Center for Complexity and RISD ISE, this panel discussed new directions in social practice through community-engaged art and design.
In collaboration with RISD faculty member Marisa Mazria Katz (Digital + Media), Center for Complexity welcomes Steve Lambert for a lecture and conversation about arts activism titled The Reality Is That You Haven’t Made New Work in 7 Years.
In collaboration with RISD faculty member Tom Weis (Industrial Design), Center for Complexity welcomes Leo Blanken for a lecture and conversation about global cultural flows titled How Reggae Shaped the Modern World: Systems of Culture, Technology, and Political Economy.
In collaboration with RISD faculty members Andrea Johnson (Landscape Architecture) and Laura Briggs (Architecture), Center for Complexity welcomes Samantha MacBride for a lecture and conversation about waste in creative practice, titled Discards and Material Practice: Individual and Systemic Perspectives on Wastes in Worlds of Arts, Crafts, and Design.
Center for Complexity (CfC) held its 4th annual symposium at Rhode Island School of Design (RISD) September 21-23, 2022. Hundreds of participants including students, faculty, staff and members of the public joined in workshops, conversations, making, and gallery talks over the three days. Engagements with scholars, artists, and peers explored the phenomenon of collapse in order to collectively confront the precarity of natural and human-made systems to consider how might we collapse the spaces that divide us to identify the insights, mindsets, and practices needed to move beyond collapse and achieve a sustainable, equitable and just future.
Register for our Interdisciplinary Spring 2022 Studio Course – Design Beyond Crisis – IDISC 1544