During the 2009-2010 academic year the Rhode Island School of Design (RISD) joins the Waste for Life effort through a number of on-campus initiatives. These include an industrial design studio that will build a Kingston Press at RISD, a school-wide design competition sponsored by the student group Respond|Design and the Office of Public Engagement, and an integration of the project into Industrial Design and Furniture courses in the Spring 2010 semester. This year’s efforts will culminate in the RISD Initiative for Sustainable Education exhibition in the Spring of 2010. Final designs will be shared with the Waste for Life network during the summer of 2010.
During the same period, the RISD Waste for Life team will examine further opportunities for student learning and engagement for the 2010-2011 academic year. These may include interdisciplinary courses to develop product lines; deeper investigation of the Kingston Press to make it a more flexible tool; and travel courses to Buenos Aries.
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