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Thursday, September 14


Experiential Learning by Design

  • September 14, 2017
  • 12:00 pm — 1:30 pm
  • IYRS
  • IYRS School of Technology and Trades (Brooks Building), 449 Thames St., Newport, RI 02840

High-tech innovation is rapidly reshaping the modern learning community. Delivering a high quality educational experience is different today. At IYRS, our students engage in making high-caliber 3-dimensional objects at scale....

Friday, September 15

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Design to Commercialization: The Impact of Industrial Design on IP

  • September 15, 2017
  • 11:30 am — 2:00 pm
  • Polaris MEP
  • Brown School of Engineering, Prince Lab, 182 Hope St, Box D, Providence, RI 02906

With a strong design and manufacturing sector and a deep educational institution base, Rhode Island has the structural pieces for maximizing the commercialization process. But what stops synergies and collaborations...

Monday, September 18

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The Secret Life of Power and Water

  • September 18, 2017
  • 12:00 pm — 1:30 pm
  • KITE Architects
  • Pearl Street Lofts, One Central Street, Providence RI 02907

What would your life be like without electricity? Or without clean water? Over the last century we have come to assume that reliable and affordable utilities will be there for...


Creative Firms and Corporations: Partnering to Achieve Strategic Goals with Design Thinking

  • September 18, 2017
  • 12:00 pm — 1:30 pm
  • (add)ventures, CVS
  • 117 Chapman St. Providence, RI 02905

Join creative minds for a conversation about how to develop mutually beneficial relationships that balance corporate business objectives with top-notch design. Wayne Vieira, SVP, Design/Creative at (add)ventures and...

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A Landscape Designer’s Personal Garden

  • September 18, 2017
  • 12:00 pm — 2:30 pm
  • Louis Raymond Designs
  • 495 Main Street, Hopkinton, RI 02833

Personal gardens are different from client gardens not just in degree but in species. Client gardens are created, willingly and with joy, to solve the problems and satisfy the dreams...

Tuesday, September 19

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The Impact of Your Environment on Wellness and Healing

  • September 19, 2017
  • 12:00 pm — 1:30 pm
  • Blakely Interior Design
  • 650 Ten Rod Road, North Kingstown, RI 02852

Since the beginning of time we have sought to be in spaces that make us feel good. We are sensitive to our surroundings and seek out environments with certain qualities....


The Future of Retail Design: Experience is Everything

  • September 19, 2017
  • 12:00 pm — 1:30 pm
  • Designer151 Studios
  • 1005 Main St. Unit 1205, Pawtucket, RI 02860

Designer151 Studios has been designing for the Retail Environment for 15 years and has experienced many changes in technology, shopping and consumer insights over this time. Manuel Cordeiro, the Founder and...

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Creating a Culture of Collaboration

  • September 19, 2017
  • 12:00 pm — 1:30 pm
  • Design Office, Studio Rainwater, Work-Shop
  • 204 Westminster St, 3rd Floor, Providence, RI 02903

Collaboration is fundamental to the design process: from working with clients and vendors to finding creative partners. The Design Office is a group of small design firms and independent practitioners...

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Print Shop Tour with DWRI Letterpress

  • September 19, 2017
  • 12:00 pm — 1:30 pm
  • DWRI Letterpress
  • 40 Rice St. Suite 1, Providence, RI 02907

Join DWRI Letterpress for an introduction to letterpress printing. You’ll get a tour of our shop and an in depth history of letterpress printing from inception to modern techniques....

Wednesday, September 20

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The Flooding of the Ocean State: Strategies and Questions for the Future

  • September 20, 2017
  • 12:00 pm — 1:30 pm
  • Searle Design Group
  • 1005 Main St. Unit 7030, Pawtucket, RI 02860

Searle Design Group has been engaging in research on climate change and how it impacts Rhode Island. Last September, SDG designed and built an educational installation about sea level rise...


Silos of the Lambs: How Teams Break Down Walls, Build Trust, and Ship Good Work

  • September 20, 2017
  • 12:00 pm — 1:30 pm
  • MojoTech
  • 56 Exchange Terrace Suite 210, Providence, RI 02903

MojoTech is a product design and engineering firm where designers and engineers work together all day, every day. This means communication is a constant concern—how do we make sure...


Handprinted - Natural Fibers and Organic Forms

  • September 20, 2017
  • 12:00 pm — 1:30 pm
  • Willywaw
  • 31 Sextant Lane, Narragansett, RI 02882

Inspired by organic forms, from seaweed to mushroom spore prints, Ashley’s work grows from her observations of nature and are transported onto a range of textiles, paper and prints....

Thursday, September 21

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Immerse in the World of Interior Design at DiLeonardo

  • September 21, 2017
  • 12:00 pm — 1:30 pm
  • DiLeonardo
  • 2348 Post Rd. #501, Warwick, RI 02886

Some may perceive Interior Design as just choosing furniture pieces, paint swatches and art work…but that is only a small fraction of what we actually do. We invite you...

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Catalyzing Social Systems Through Design

  • September 21, 2017
  • 12:00 pm — 1:30 pm
  • Business Innovation Factory
  • 60 Valley St. #107B, Providence, RI 02909

Join experience designers from the Business Innovation Factory (BIF) to not only hear about our work, but to flex your creative muscles! Through BIF’s Experience Labs in education, healthcare,...

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Growing Your Design Business

  • September 21, 2017
  • 12:00 pm — 1:30 pm
  • Goldman Sachs 10K Small Businesses, Kyla Coburn Design, O&G Studio
  • 1455 Westmnster St, Providence, RI 02909

Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses invites you to enjoy lunch and join a conversation with local prominent designers about how to grow your design business. Our speakers are two design business...

Friday, September 22

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Concept to Marketplace: Frustrations and Fulfillment in Developing a Design into Product

  • September 22, 2017
  • 12:00 pm — 1:30 pm
  • 46 Dike St., Providence, RI 02909

We will walk you through the steps we use to successfully concept, prototype, produce, and market a new product. We want to inspire you to create and design objects. We...

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World-Class Performance Venues through Mass Timber

  • September 22, 2017
  • 12:00 pm — 1:30 pm
  • PresenceLab LLC hosted by Northeast Collaborative Architects
  • 38 Washington Square, Newport, RI 02840

Ground-breaking pop-up performing art venues bring small and mid-size communities options for facilities that would otherwise be unaffordable. PresenceLab founder Alban Bassuet developed these structures following 20 years of designing performing...


Balancing Buildings and Landscapes: Revitalizing Lincoln Woods Beach Complex - Cancelled due to Wind

  • September 22, 2017
  • 12:00 pm — 1:30 pm
  • Brewster Thornton Group Architects, and Landscape Elements LLC
  • Parking lot at Lincoln Woods State Park - Directions in description

On the shore of Olney Pond in Lincoln Woods State Park, three new buildings anchor a revitalized landscape that welcomes visitors to one of the most popular parks in the...

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Setting New Trends in the Art and Design Industry

  • September 22, 2017
  • 12:00 pm — 1:30 pm
  • Corporate Art Group
  • 42 Ladd Street, Suite 103 East Greenwich, RI 02818

Corporate Art Group Inc. is a full service art & design firm supplying interior designers, architects, and businesses with custom art-packages. Over our past 35 years in business, we have put...