Category Archives: Lectures

AUTODESK: Fusion 360

Two events are going to take place at RIT related to Autodesk Fusion 360 with the contributions of Professor Alex Lobos and Fusion 360 Product Manager Colin Smith. Join us and learn more about Fusion 360.
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Foundations in Art: Theory and Education conference

Professor Marissa Tirone presented at the Foundations in Art: Theory and Education conference on March 26th, 2015. The theme of the conference, “Tectonic Shifts: Breaking New Ground,” investigated issues concerning foundations programs and educational approaches brought forth by foundations faculty … Continue reading
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Project M Ingenuity Lecture

Project M Blitz at RIT The RIT Design Blitz addresses the disconnect between students on the RIT campus in the suburbs and the wonders and challenges in the City of Rochester. Project M Ingenuity Lecture John Bielenberg + Ryan Clifford … Continue reading
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Grace Jeffers’ Lecture on Sustainability & Materials to be Broadcast Sept. 18th

In the past, Grace Jeffers has given lectures on man-made materials that imitate materials found in nature. This lecture has evolved into a pertinent message about sustainability and it is now a CEU which will be broadcast live one time … Continue reading
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Collab’s 2014 Design Excellence Award: Vitra

Rolf Fehlbaum has built Vitra, the Swiss office furniture company founded by his father in 1950, into one of the most innovative design firms in the world, not only for its products, but for the architecture of its own buildings … Continue reading
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Design Conversations: George M. and Gregory Beylerian

Design Conversations: George M. and Gregory Beylerian Wednesdsay, May 7th 4:45pm University Gallery, Booth Hall Learning from Experience George M. Beylerian was born in Alexandria, Egypt to Armenian merchant parents, and after emigrating to the US, graduated cum laude from … Continue reading
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CIAS 20/20 Presentations and Panel Discussion

20/20 Presentations and Panel Discussion Moderator: Roslyn Bakst Goldman Associate Professor Josh Owen, SOD Associate Professor Keith Howard, SOA Assistant Professor Jane Shellenbarger, SAC Each presenter showed presentations compiled of twenty slides that were shown for twenty seconds each, in … Continue reading
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20/20 Presentations and Panel Discussion

20/20 Presentations and Panel Discussion CIAS Research, Scholarship and Creativity Symposium Wednesday, April 30 from 5:00-7:00PM University Gallery There will be three rapid “Pecha Kucha” style presentations by the faculty, followed by a panel discussion during which students are encouraged … Continue reading
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Professor Lobos Teaches Workshop in Peru

Professor Alex Lobos recently ran a one-week workshop on Emotional Design at Pontificia Universidad Catolica del Peru (PUCP), in Lima. The workshop gathered 95 students from 3rd, 4th and 5th years at PUCP’s industrial design department. The week included keynote … Continue reading
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Design Conversations: Ken Carbone

Design Conversations: Ken Carbone Tuesday, February 11 4:45pm University Gallery, Booth Hall Fame, Fortune, Freedom: Why We Design Ken Carbone is a designer, artist, musician, author and teacher. As co-founder and Chief Creative Director of the Carbone Smolan Agency, he … Continue reading
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Uniform Wares Visits RIT

RIT design students were lucky to have the opportunity to hear Oliver Fowles and Patrick Bek speak this past week in the University Gallery as part of the Vignelli Design Conversations Lectures. Oliver and Patrick are product designers who established … Continue reading
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Design Conversations: Uniform Wares

“Devotion to Detail” Uniform Wares is a British company that designs and produces timepieces based around a philosophy firmly rooted in contemporary British design and engineering. Each Uniform Wares timepiece is a carefully balanced exercise exploring the relationships between engineering, … Continue reading
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Alum Scott Wilson Visited Campus

On Friday, October 18 RIT ID Alum Scott Wilson (1991) was the Keynote speaker at RIT’s Entrepreneurship Conference. Scott’s talk packed Ingle Auditorium with students, professors, and professionals. Scott is the Founder and Principal Designer at MINIMAL Inc., a Chicago … Continue reading
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RIT ID: Brick City Homecoming Weekend

Memories: Observations: Experiences: Obsessions Toby Thompson’s Memorial Exhibit Opening reception will take place on Friday evening, October 11 6:00pm–7:30pm University Gallery James E. Booth Hall Join us this weekend during Brick City’s Homecoming and Family Weekend to celebrate the life … Continue reading
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Design Conversations: Rob Cassetti

Vignelli Center Design Conversations Lecture: Rob Cassetti Adventures in Glass Tuesday, October 8 4:45pm University Gallery, Vignelli Center for Design Studies James E. Booth Hall As Senior Director of the Corning Museum of Glass, Cassetti will describe the arc of … Continue reading
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Design Conversations: R. Roger Remington

Design Conversations: R. Roger Remington, Leilla and Massimo Vignelli Distinguished Professor of Design 50 Years and Counting Tuesday, September 10 4:45pm University Gallery, Vignelli Center for Design Studies James E. Booth Hall Casey Kelly (2013 MFA Graphic Design) graduated with … Continue reading
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Massimo Vignelli: A Conversation at RIT

The Vignelli Center for Design Studies at RIT will host an informal evening of dynamic conversation about design with Massimo Vignelli. R. Roger Remington, Distinguished Professor of Design, will moderate. University Gallery 166 Lomb Memorial Drive James E Booth Hall, … Continue reading
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Home is Not Just a Chair: A Panel Discussion

Professor Josh Owen will be part of a panel discussion on how design shapes the home, Home is Not Just a Chair, as part of New York Design Week. Saturday, May 18 4:00pm-8:00pm 5:00pm Panel Discussion 6:00pm-8:00pm Wine and Champagne … Continue reading
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DC Panel Contemplates State of American Design

As a part of the Washington DC Design Festival, Professor and Department Chair Josh Owen participated in a panel which contemplated the state of American Design. Other panel members included: Annie Groer (a writer for the Washington Post), Scott Mason … Continue reading
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Panel Discussion: Fulbright Experiences

International Panel Discussion Thursday, May 2 Center for Campus Life Bamboo Room 2610 12:30pm-2:00pm The panel will discuss their experiences as international student scholars in the Fulbright Foreign Student Program and Erasmus Mundus MIND Program. The panel will include Ben … Continue reading
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