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On Monday, we’ll be joined by Sarah Verity (BFA ’12), Anther Kiley (MFA ’13)
and Colin Frazer (MFA ’13). Anther will be with us for the first half and Colin
for the second half. I can’t think of any specific order other than keeping
folks with similar/same objects near each other.

If anyone has any questions about what you’re presenting on Monday, let me

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Greetings all,

Some really nice work today. Truly.

I’m writing to point your attention to our class website. I’ve just added a
post for what’s expected of next week. I’ve also reworded the project timeline
(leaving original wording).


Please let me know if you have any questions about what you’re supposed to be


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Clement will be lecturing today at 1:10p in the Auditorium. He’ll be showing
examples critical to shaping your final projects.

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Y Lecture today in the Auditorium

Class will start with a lecture by Megan, today at 1:10pm in the Auditorium

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Dear Colleagues:

I want to share with you the information about this special lecture!
Please pass this on and share with other colleagues, departments, students and RISD campus groups.
Especially relevant for those interested in aspects of public memory, urban studies, conceptual art.

on Thursday March 14 at 5 pm in the RISD Auditorium

The conceptual artist duo from Berlin
Renata Stih and Frieder Schnock


(currently Freund Fellows at Washington University in St Louis)


Free and open to the public

please encourage students to attend
(it’s an awkward time slot but the only way to fit it in)
please pass on to your faculty.

Stih + Schnock are multi-media Berlin based conceptual artists, exploring how memory functions in the social sphere and how it is reflected symbolically in urban spaces. In their work they question the ambiguity and ambivalence of social sculpture and introduce how the intrusion of art in public space affects everyday life through their projects, which will be the discourse of their lecture at RISD.

See attached word doc for more information
or go to their their website

(sponsored by the department of graphic design)
A collection of some of their works:
-Show your Collection http://www.stih-schnock.de/Show_Your_Collection.html
-Krimiseries: Evidence, Narrative and the Forensic Imagination http://www.stih-schnock.de/traces.html
-Greetings from Walter Benjamin http://www.stih-schnock.de/benjamin_.htm
-Places of Remembrance, 1992-1993, Berlin, Bavarian Quarter http://www.stih-schnock.de/remembrance.html
-Bus Stop, 1995 entry for Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe http://wso.williams.edu/~mdeean/berlin/busstop.html
-Who Needs Art? We Need Potatoes http://www.stih-schnock.de/potatoes.html
-The Art of Colleting: Flick in Berlin http://www.stih-schnock.de/flick_adk_e%2Bd_pic.html
-The City as Text: Jewish Munich;

Lucinda Hitchcock, professor
department of graphic design

RISD: Design Center, South Main Street, 7th fl, lhitchco@risd.edu
STUDIO: The Design Office 204 Westminster St. 3rd fl 401 954 0100

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On Monday, we’ll meet at the Metcalf Auditorium in the first floor of the Chace
Center. I’ll be introducing our next assignment. You won’t have any
deliverables for the first week, but you can start thinking about it as you do
your final push on the Ethnographic video.

For Monday’s class, I expect to see working videos from everyone. You may have
elements that aren’t 100% refined or are placeholders (image/video or text),
but it should hold together as a piece. I found virtually all of you behind and
underprepared this past Monday… so push to get these pieces in good shape by

I’m adding links to the website as I find them. Feel free to do the same.


John Caserta
Asst. Professor, Graphic Design Dept.

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