We all know what sustainability means when applied to certain types of design - architecture, industrial design and adaptive reuse - but what does it mean to incorporate the social aspects of sustainability into other types of art and design?
This fall RISD is launching an experimental pilot program in Nature-Culture-Sustainability Studies (NCSS) to explore these issues. Offered through HPSS, the rigorous interdisciplinary program is open to current freshmen and sophomores who want to delve into a focused set of courses around these topics to complement their major.
Associate Professor of Sociology Damian White is coordinating the effort and is hosting a series of informational sessions that began today, with two more scheduled for next week. Students interested in being considered for the first cohort of NCSS need to fill out an application and send it to the Advisory Committee no later than Friday, May 18 at 4 pm (please note: this submission date is a change to the date previously publicized).
Contact Damian (email@example.com) with any questions or for application forms.