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Business Innovation Factory Summit

  • Thu, Sep 13
  • Business Innovation Factory
  • 201 Washington St., Providence, RI 02903

At the Business Innovation Factory (BIF) Summit, 500 people come together in a historic theater to hear 15-minute stories of transformation, as 32 people from many different industries and sectors tell the...

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Collage Creators at Providence Children’s Museum

  • Thu, Sep 13
  • Providence Children's Museum
  • 11:00 am — 2:00 pm
  • 100 South St, Providence, RI 02903

Providence Children’s Museum hosts a mixed media mash up “Collage Creators” for child and youth designers during DESIGN WEEK RI. Cut, paste, layer and assemble an array of materials....

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Art After Dark: Inflatable Lawn Party!

  • Thu, Sep 13
  • Newport Art Museum
  • 5:00 pm — 9:00 pm
  • 76 Bellevue Ave, Newport, RI 02840

The Newport Art Museum is kicking off DESIGNxRI’s fifth annual DESIGN WEEK RI in Newport with an extraordinary sunset lawn party and inflatable playscape by Pneuhaus! A design collective...

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AS220 COMMUNITY PRINTSHOP PRESENTS: DRINK + INK SEPTEMBER 2018

  • Thu, Sep 13
  • AS220
  • 6:30 pm — 8:00 pm
  • 131 Washington St., Providence, RI 02903

Let the printers at the AS220 Community Printshop guide you through several low-key and fun printing projects in a relaxed environment. Hang out, socialize, and learn from the welcoming members...

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Solving the Housing Crisis: Where Does Design Fit In?

  • Fri, Sep 14
  • Union Studio Architecture & Community Design
  • 8:30 am — 10:00 am
  • 115 Empire St, Providence, 02903

There is a widely acknowledged housing crisis in the US today: workers and young families are finding it increasingly difficult to find housing they can afford that suits their needs....

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Calligraphy Workshop

  • Fri, Sep 14
  • MojoTech
  • 2:00 pm — 4:00 pm
  • 56 Exchange Terrace, Providence, RI 02903

Calligraphy, the ancient art of writing beautifully, is a demanding and hard-to-learn skill in any form. In an increasingly screen-based industry, it’s an invaluable practice for grounding practitioners in...

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DESIGN WEEK RI 2018 Kickoff Party

  • Fri, Sep 14
  • DESIGNxRI
  • 7:00 pm — 11:00 pm
  • 47 Rathbone St.

Join us for this Kick Off Party for DESIGN WEEK RI 2018 featuring Designers in Bands! Design | Music | Drinks | Food More party information coming soon! All proceeds benefit DESIGNxRI for DESIGN...

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Open Day for My Personal Garden

  • Sat, Sep 15
  • Louis Raymond Design
  • 12:00 pm — 4:00 pm
  • 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 & with joy, to solve the problems & satisfy the dreams...

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TYPE x DESIGN Block Party

  • Sat, Sep 15
  • AIGA RI
  • 6:00 pm — 9:00 pm

AIGA RI hosts TYPE x DESIGN Block Party! A Design Week RI 2018 celebration of typography. More information on location coming soon. For more information, follow AIGA RI at @aigarhodeisland, rhodeisland...

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Changing Health by Design

  • Mon, Sep 17
  • New England Medical Innovation Center (NEMIC)
  • 12:00 pm — 1:30 pm
  • 116 Chestnut St. Providence, RI 02903

At the New England Medical Innovation Center (NEMIC) our goal is to support innovators and entrepreneurs, bridge “the valley of death”, and expedite the developmental process of medical devices in...

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Art in a Design World; Female in a Masculine Domain

  • Mon, Sep 17
  • McKenzie Gibson Studio
  • 12:00 pm — 1:30 pm
  • 100 Elm St. Warren, RI 02885

This event will be the official launch/premiere of Silverthorne Hawk Studios, a new collaborative space offering with a full woodshop and metal shop. The studio space will also provide...

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Featured Speaker: Alex Hornstein - Chasing the Hologram

  • Mon, Sep 17
  • Looking Glass Factory
  • 6:00 pm — 8:00 pm
  • 1005 Main Street Pawtucket, RI 02860

Four years ago, Alex Hornstein and Shawn Frayne co-founded their startup Looking Glass Factory to take holograms out of the realm of science fiction and into reality. This is the...

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Scrappy Meets Savvy

  • Tue, Sep 18
  • KITE Architects
  • 12:00 pm — 1:30 pm
  • 27 Sims Ave, Providence, RI 02909

The Steel Yard is preparing to amp-up its course offerings and magnify event spaces in a way that is true to its scrappy aesthetic and bootstrap community approach! Join KITE...

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Vacant to Vibrant! - Photographing the WaterFire Arts Center

  • Tue, Sep 18
  • Elaine Fredrick Photography
  • 12:00 pm — 1:30 pm
  • 475 Valley St, Providence, RI 02908

See the transformation of the WaterFire Arts Center from the photographer’s perspective. Architectural photographer Elaine Fredrick will present her project of documenting the rehabilitation of a former industrial facility...

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Keynote Speaker: Ashleigh Alexios - Still Hopey, Changey

  • Tue, Sep 18
  • RISD
  • 7:00 pm — 9:00 pm

Joining us for the 5th annual DESIGN WEEK RI Keynote Talk by Ashleigh Axios, Design Exponent; Head of The Studio for Automattic. A behind-the-scenes look at a presidency full of...

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Intellectual Property: Protecting The Core of the Design Economy

  • Wed, Sep 19
  • Lippincott IP LLC
  • 12:00 pm — 1:30 pm
  • 166 Valley Street Building 6M, #103 Providence, RI 02909

Rhode Island continues to build on its heritage of fostering innovative industry by its active support of the creative community within its borders. Civic leaders here recognize the elusive nature...

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Open Studio/Meet and Greet at TL Studio Inc.

  • Wed, Sep 19
  • TL Studio Inc.
  • 12:00 pm — 1:30 pm
  • 269 South Main Street, Providence, RI, 02903

TL Studio is a full-service landscape architecture firm. Founded by Tom Lee, TLS brings a diverse body of work ranging from residential gardens to institutional and public projects. At the...

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Marathon Clambake

  • Wed, Sep 19
  • DESIGNxRI
  • 6:00 pm — 8:00 pm
  • 60 Valley Street Providence, RI 02909

Clambake is a gathering for designers, creatives, and those who like design and want to know more. It’s a time to get together, network, and hear about some of...

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Storytelling as a Lynchpin Capability for Innovation

  • Thu, Sep 20
  • Business Innovation Factory
  • 12:00 pm — 1:30 pm
  • 60 Valley St. #107B, Providence, RI 02909

Storytelling is a critical skill that can invite people into a conversation in way that engenders empathy, participation, and co-creation. It is an invaluable tool for changing behavior and helps...

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A RISD Redesign: Oomph & RISD Museum create a new Digital Experience

  • Thu, Sep 20
  • 12:00 pm — 1:30 pm
  • 72 Clifford Street Providence, RI, 02903

RISD Museum partnered with Oomph to re-platform the former Museum website into Drupal 8. Along the way, the RISD team became excited about reimaging the way the website can be used...

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Curators Tour: A Closer Look at Designing for Doris with David Webb Archivists, Dianne Batista & Lev

  • Thu, Sep 20
  • Newport Restoration
  • 4:30 pm — 7:00 pm
  • 680 Bellevue Avenue, Newport, RI

David Webb archivists Dianne Batista and Levi Higgs will explore the intersecting interests of David Webb and Doris Duke in this special tour of Designing for Doris: David Webb Jewelry...

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2018 RI DESIGN HALL OF FAME

  • Thu, Sep 20
  • DESIGNxRI
  • 6:00 pm — 9:00 pm
  • 235 Promenade St. Providence, RI 02908

Save the date and join us for the Annual Celebration for Design in Rhode Island, now in its fifth year! DESIGNxRI inaugurates designers into the RI Design Hall of Fame...

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Factory Tour & Lunch at Accurate Services, Fall River, MA

  • Fri, Sep 21
  • Accurate Services, Inc.
  • 12:00 pm — 1:30 pm
  • 951 Broadway, Fall River, MA 02724

Join us for lunch and a factory tour at the century old Laurel Lake Mills, the home of Accurate Services. See our factory in action making sewn product for the...

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Growing Your Design Business

  • Fri, Sep 21
  • 4:00 pm — 6:00 pm
  • 32 Custom House St, Providence, RI 02903

Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses invites you for cocktails and conversation with local prominent designers about how to grow your design business. Our speakers are two design business owners who graduated...

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Small Builds, Big Futures: A Solution to the Affordable Housing Crisis in Providence

  • Fri, Sep 21
  • ONE Neighborhood Builders
  • 5:00 pm — 8:00 pm
  • 393 Broad St, Providence, RI 02907

The demand for suitable, affordable housing in Providence appears to be increasing with no end in sight. Unfortunately, rising construction costs and shrinking public subsidies are making it more and...

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Shaping Experience and Community through Design

  • Fri, Sep 21
  • PellOverton Architects and iolabs
  • 5:30 pm — 7:30 pm
  • 199 Anthony St, East Providence, RI 02914

How do decisions about our physical environment shape our daily experiences? From ergonomic seating to lighting controls, it is commonly acknowledged that the design of our surroundings has critical impact...

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Elmwood Studios Open House

  • Fri, Sep 21
  • Elmwood Studios
  • 7:00 pm — 9:00 pm
  • 160 Narragansett Ave, Unit 2 Providence, RI

Elmwood Studios is a shared space made up of four design businesses based here in Rhode Island: Nest Homeware, Oblique Studio, Studio Endo and Work-Shop. We’re a group of...