This year The Corning Museum of Glass is collaborating with Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT) in a student design competition called Metaproject 02. RIT has asked us to act as an industrial client and material expert to give design students a better understanding of both and the process of navigating a client’s demands and the nature of glass. This two-semester project has grown to involve not only RIT’s Industrial Design (ID) students, but also the students of the RIT School of American Crafts Glass Program. We recognized early on the opportunity for trans-disciplinary cooperation between the two programs. This is an incredible opportunity for the design students to learn from the art students and the artists to learn from the designers. Students from both programs are participating in the two- semester course and competition.

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