Featured Speakers

design leaders  •  design thinkers  •  design makers

KITE Architects and Cuba: A Personal Exploration of Architecture in Cuba

  • KITE Architects
  • 6:00 pm — 8:00 pm
  • 176 Benefit St. Providence

Cuba’s architecture is among the most diverse in the world. Reflective of both the country’s political and social history, its buildings capture the essence of Cuban life from...

Drinks with Designers

  • Newport Art Museum
  • 6:00 pm — 8:00 pm
  • 76 Bellevue Avenue

The Newport Art Museum and DESIGNxRI invite you to join us in a collaborative design celebration as part of DESIGN WEEK RI. “Drinks with Designers” is an evening speaker series...

Designers as Instigators of Change | Circumventing Gridlock and Creating Contact

  • 6:00 pm — 7:30 pm
  • 276 Westminster St. Providence

In the rapidly connected product world, potential is abundant and users want access now. Though policies, bureaucracy, and lack of progress are creating gridlock and feeding frustration. Today, designers can...

Keynote Speaker: James Wynn, Vice President, Business Development, SYPartners

  • RISD
  • 7:00 pm — 8:30 pm
  • 20 N. Main St, Providence, RI

James is currently the Chief Marketing Officer of Oxeon Partners, a firm that invests in, starts, and provides growth services to innovative healthcare firms in the US. Prior to that...

Women In Design

  • 8:30 am — 10:00 am
  • 82 Smith Street #208

Marking the only event in Rhode Island to join in The United State of Women campaign, spearheaded by the White House, Women in Design brings the voices of women designers...

Marathon Clambake

  • 6:00 pm — 8:00 pm
  • 276 Westminster Street, Providence

Part of the DESIGN WEEK RI Speaker Series is Marathon Clambake, featuring presentations from four RI designers: Don Powers, Founding Principal, Union Studio Architecture, Miles Endo, Industrial Designer, Studio Endo,...