Past Program

Italy: Shoe Design

Students of each discipline travelled to galleries, studios and factories in Turin, Milan, and Florence, and learned traditional and hi-tech design processes that apply to Shoe Design. The goal of the course was for students to practice techniques of shoe design as a product that exists midway between the realms of Apparel and Industrial Design.

At-A-Glance

What
Wintersession Travel Course
Where
  • Turin, Italy
  • Milan, Italy
  • Florence, Italy
When
Winter 2013

Course Dates: Jan 8, 2013 — Jan 27, 2013

Who
Open to RISD students, Brown University students
Faculty
Academic Credits
6
Department
  • Apparel Design
  • Industrial Design
Course Numbers
  • APPAR-3052-01
  • ID-3052
Cost
$4074

Includes accommodation, field trips, local transportation, all meals, museum entrances, health and travel insurance.

Full Course Description

Students of each discipline travelled to galleries, studios and factories in Turin, Milan, and Florence, and learned traditional and hi-tech design processes that apply to Shoe Design. The goal of the course was for students to practice techniques of shoe design as a product that exists midway between the realms of Apparel and Industrial Design. They also experienced the intersection of creative perspectives and approaches from each discipline. The rich design culture of Italy, and Da Vinci's seven principles of creativity, served as inspiration and guide. Each student actively explored their observations and nurtured their evolving design process through journaling and interactive dialogue. Students work was professionally photographed, and the course concluded at RISD with a final Exhibition and Critique.

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