If you’re hungry for the flavor of Istanbul and other intriguing places where East meets West – as in these sketchbook images of breakfast in Turkey and impressions from a side trip to Oman…
…follow Harika, the addictive blog self-professed nomad Samantha Zaza 00 IL maintains to document her adventures abroad.
An American transplant, Samantha has lived in Istanbul since 2009 and regularly shares what she sees and experiences there – and on her frequent travels to equally exotic places further afield – via beautiful photos and fabulous sketchbook spreads.
In the summer Samantha teaches art to school children in Nepal – an experience she writes and draws about in the upcoming issue of RISD XYZ, the alumni magazine. Watch for the spring/summer issue to surface in early June.
Yes, FAV seniors got to go first with last week’s big film fest. And they got some great coverage on the local NBC station Channel 10 and in the Providence Journal.
But that doesn’t mean this year’s junior films are any less deserving of our collective attention. And how often do you get to go to a premiere anyway? Two nights only: Wednesday + Thursday!
(And though the Senior Show is a done deal, the poster lives on – as do the films, many of which will hit the festival circuit in the coming year!)
Trustee and alum Pat White receiving congratulations from the RISD Student Alliance for her long service on the Board in support of student life. -JM
Photo credit: Trustee Bob Glass
Professor Andrew Raftery in Printmaking shared with me:
“For the past year and a half I have been working on an exhibition of American Narrative Prints at the National Academy Museum. It has been a great experience, and there are some really beautiful and unusual prints in the show.”
The opening for the summer exhibitions is on Wednesday, May 22. There will be panel at which you can see Andrew in action on Wednesday, June 26 from 6:30 PM, and on Friday, July 26 at 3 PM. Congratulations Andrew! -JM
This past weekend’s This American Life was all about fresh takes on the hackneyed debate about climate change – and new ways to spur action. The segment that aired on National Public Radio featured this year’s honorary degree recipient Bill McKibben, whose 350.org is leading a grassroots movement on this critical issue.
Divest RISD, our own student-run environmental group, was included in the national media coverage. Senior Emma Beede 13 IA, its leader, was interviewed as part of the story. Also this weekend, at the RISD’s Board of Trustees meeting, an official Study Group was appointed to examine the Divestment issue.
Two short 2011 films by Steven Subotnick (Critic, FAV), Two and West, will screen this June at the Festival of Nations in Ebensee, Austria. Two is a visual dialogue based on timing, gesture, mark-making and sound. West is one in a series of short animations about the destruction of the American wilderness.
The Interior Architecture department just released Volume 4 of its annual journal Int|AR (Interventions|Adaptive Reuse). Edited by Department Head Liliane Wong, Assistant Professor Markus Berger and Critic Maya Marx, each iteration of the journal examines various issues related to preservation, conservation, alteration and sustainability in the realms of architecture, landscape design and urban design. Volume 4 focuses on how designers can overcome negative public associations with a building site so that the space can be successfully adapted and reused.