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Rhode Island School of Design

Symposium: Materials Education and Research in Art and Design: A New Role for Libraries: Program

June 6-8, 2013 | Fleet Library at Rhode Island School of Design, Providence RI

Session 1: Librarians

Librarians/managers representing existing materials collections discuss issues of acquisition, curation, organization, digitization, etc.

Moderator:

  • Mark Pompelia, Visual + Material Resource Librarian, Fleet Library at Rhode Island School of Design

Speakers:

  • Mark Pompelia, Visual + Material Resource Librarian, Fleet Library at Rhode Island School of Design
  • Sydney Mainster, Curator, University Co-Op Materials Resource Center, School of Architecture at University of Texas at Austin
  • Alix Reiskind, Visual Resource Librarian, Frances Loeb Library, Graduate School of Design at Harvard University
  • Carolyn Schaeberle, Assistant Director, Center for Sustainable Design Studies at Pratt Institute
  • Shira Shoval, Director, Materials Library at Design Museum Holon, Israel

Session 2: Educators

Educators representing interactions with materials speak to critical approaches, life-cycle concerns, critical thinking of composition/process/properties.

Moderator:

  • Pradeep Sharma, Dean, Division of Architecture and Design at Rhode Island School of Design

Speakers:

  • Peter Yeadon, Associate Professor, Department of Interior Architecture at Rhode Island School of Design
  • Martin Bechthold, Professor of Architectural Technology, Graduate School of Design at Harvard University
  • Patrick Mather, Professor of Biomedical and Chemical Engineering in the College of Engineering and Computer Science and Director of the Syracuse Biomaterials Institute at Syracuse University

Respondent:

  • Billie Faircloth, Research Director at KieranTimberlake
  • Liat Margolis, Assistant Professor of Landscape Architecture at University of Toronto

Session 3: RISD Faculty

Faculty from Rhode Island School of Design representing Interior Architecture, Industrial Design, and Textiles detail their thoughtful interactions with materials.

Moderator:

  • Carol Terry, Director of Library Services, Fleet Library at Rhode Island School of Design

Speakers:

  • Mary-Ann Agresti, Critic, Department of Interior Architecture at Rhode Island School of Design
  • Charlie Cannon, Associate Professor, Department of Industrial Design at Rhode Island School of Design
  • Mary Anne Friel, Assistant Professor, Department of Textiles at Rhode Island School of Design

Respondent:

  • Neal Overstrom, Director, Nature Laboratory at Rhode Island School of Design

Session 4: Designers

Designers respond to issues and synthesize ideas from throughout the day as voices from the field who directly encounter the need for recently graduated students to possess the ability to investigate and interrogate materials.

Moderator:

  • Matt Grigsby, Founder of Ecolect and Critic, Department of Industrial Design at Rhode Island School of Design

Speakers:

  • Mike Taylor, Principal Researcher at Steelcase, Inc.
  • Nader Tehrani, Professor and Head of the Department of Architecture at MIT and Principal of NADAAA
  • Stephen Lane, Chairman, Chief Venture Officer and Co-Founder, Ximedica

Respondents:

  • Fiona Anastas, Material Specialist at Material ConneXion
  • Chris Lefteri, Chris Lefteri Design

Working Group: Librarians

Working group of librarians and managers synthesize ideas from the program toward a resulting White Paper that presents a framework for developing collections, metadata, taxonomy, database and website, and other resources for support of materials education and research in art and design libraries, as well as recommendations for collaboration.

 

Thematic Sessions:

  • Taxonomies. Leader: Jane Hutton, Harvard University
  • Collection Development: Carolyn Schaeberle, Pratt Institute
  • Collaborative Research: Laura Bartolo, Kent State University
  • Funding: Ann Whiteside, Harvard University

 

AICAD Participants:

  • Larissa Beringer, Emily Carr University of Art + Design
  • Claire Eike, School of the Art Institute of Chicago
  • Robert Lobe, School of Visual Arts
  • Sue Maberry, Otis College of Art & Design
  • Mark Pompelia, Rhode Island School of Design
  • Alix Reiskind, Harvard University
  • Gail Storer, Columbus College of Art & Design
  • Holly Tylenda, College for Creative Studies
  • Beth Walker, College for Creative Studies
  • Tony White, Maryland Institute College of Art
  • Janice Woo, California College of Arts

 

Non-AICAD Participants:

  • Rebecca Cooper, University of Virginia
  • Sydney Mainster, University of Texas at Austin
  • Rebecca Price, University of Michigan
  • Amy Trendler, Ball State University
  • Shira Shoval, Holon Design Museum