Rosanne Somerson, President of the Rhode Island School of Design, explained how one of America’s leading art schools is facing up to the unprecedented challenges of the past months. We also spoke about her own career as a path-breaking furniture maker and designer, and her viewpoint on cutting-edge developments in that field, many of which are being shaped by RISD’s own graduates.
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About Design in Dialogue
Inaugurated on April 1, 2020, Design in Dialogue is a series of online interviews hosted alternately by curator and historian Glenn Adamson and designer Stephen Burks. Conversations are held on Zoom every Wednesdays for 1 hour, beginning at 11am Eastern Time, including a participatory Q&A. Please join leading voices from the field — designers, makers, critics, and curators — as they discuss their work and ideas.