News, Events, and Opportunities

September 21–23 2022 — speakers, panel discussions, and group inquiry into the meaning and consequences of collapse.

We are pleased to announce plans for our fourth annual symposium. Once again live on RISD’s campus after two years of COVID-necessitated virtual events, the 2022 symposium will focus on collapse in relation to the dynamic and static forces of systems change. Speakers, panel discussions and group inquiry will advance a collective understanding of the meaning and consequences of collapse. From September 21–23 10:00am–5:00pm. Free and open to the public.

A call for proposals inviting RISD faculty & staff to contribute work to our 2022 Symposium. Deadline June 20, 2022.

CfC seeks 5-6 scholars/authors and 5-6 artists, designers, and/or makers from the RISD faculty and staff to explore collapse from a variety of perspectives and in a variety of media, producing either a 2,500 to 3,000 word essay, an original artwork, a prototype, a set of architectural drawings or plans, a film, or a creative proposition of any kind. Deadline: June 20, 2022

Mainstay proposal wins first place at the Hackthon