As the 2012 academic year draws to a close at the Rhode Island School of Design, seniors from every department have been organizing and putting on shows that exhibit the best and the brightest of the class of 2012. This past Thursday marked the opening of the RISD Industrial Design department's Senior Show. The exhibition was publicized with hundreds of wooden cubes placed in mailboxes and around campus to advertise the show, which took place in the Woods-Gerry Gallery in Providence, Rhode Island.
The show displayed a wide range of work from wall-mounted bike holders to catheter underwear. Students in the RISD ID department have the opportunity to take Advanced Studios in a diverse array of subjects, from sustainability through the up-cycling of discarded resources in Costa Rica to material explorations in slip-casting ceramics. These radically different studios lead students down very different paths, and account for the range of work that was on display.
Speakers made from discarded plant byproducts by Alex Epstein
Carly Ayres is a writer using language and interaction to engage people in new and interesting ways. She previously penned "In the Details," Core77's weekly deep-dive into the making of a new product or project. Along the way, she covered rugs with dinosaurs, shrink-wrapped buildings, kinetic military boots, and a myriad of other topics. She attended the Rhode Island School of Design and lives in New York.