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Wintersession Travel Courses: General Infosession

Infosession

The event will include presentations by Wintersession faculty on their courses, as well as information on the registration, payment and scholarship processes.

For five weeks between the fall and spring semesters, RISD offers undergraduate and graduate students rich global learning opportunities through Wintersession (WS) travel courses. These classes are designed to give art and design students the opportunity to embed themselves in a new cultural context, to learn from local artists and designers and to develop their creative practices in a new and inspiring environment.

This event will present on the following Wintersession courses:

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Wintersession 2020 - General Infosession
Providence, United States 2019

For five weeks between the fall and spring semesters, RISD offers undergraduate and graduate students rich global learning opportunities through Wintersession (WS) travel courses. These classes are designed to give art and design students the opportunity to embed themselves in a new cultural context, to learn from local artists and designers and to develop their creative practices in a new and inspiring environment.

This event will present on the following Wintersession courses:

AUSTRALIA: Witness Tree Project
FRANCE: Photography in Paris
JAPAN: Papers, Temples & Print
MEXICO: Color, Mestizaje & Design Futures
MEXICO: Material Propositions : Oaxaca
MEXICO: Pre-Columbian Architecture and Traditional Crafts/Pre-Colonial to Contemporary

Wintersession 2020

MEXICO - Material Propositions: Oaxaca

The primary focus of this studio is to weave together cultural research, material exploration, and full-scale construction to explore the resonance between traditional craft practices and contemporary techniques of design.

AUSTRALIA - Witness Tree Project: Memory, Place and Cultural Ecology

Partnering with University of South Australia, RISD’s long-standing Witness Tree Project will travel for Wintersession 2020 to Adelaide, Australia, to explore changing indigenous and settler conceptions of place, land, and memory and their effects on the environment. In particular, the course’s joint seminar and studio work will focus on selected trees of South Australia, which stand as historical witnesses to these changes.

MEXICO - Pre-Columbian to Contemporary: Architecture & Crafts

This travel course is a cross-disciplinary Liberal Arts collaboration between THAD and HPSS. The THAD component "Pre-Colonial to Contemporary" addresses colonial, modern, and contemporary arts, while the HPSS component, "Pre-Columbian Architecture and Traditional Crafts" addresses the pre-Columbian history of architecture and arts.

JAPAN - Papers, Temples & Print

This travel course is a cross-disciplinary Liberal Arts + studio collaboration between THAD and PRINT. Together they offer students an in-depth exploration of the Tokyo and historic Kansai region to see and draw the most important Shinto, Buddhist and secular sites in Japan, and to couple that visual exploration with 9 days of paper making.

FRANCE - Photography in Paris

Paris, also known as the City of Light, is the catalyst for inspiring students of all levels of photography to develop technical skills and to explore photographic process as personal creative expression.

MEXICO - Color, Mestizaje & Design Futures

Students in this course will be introduced to Oaxaca and its biodiverse environs as home to a radical mixture of cultures and ethnicities: Zapotec, Mixtec, and a host of other indigenous communities; mestizos, or those with mixed Spanish and indigenous heritage; as well as the historically under-recognized AfroMexican communities.