Global Futures Symposium in Rome


Rhode Island School of Design (RISD), with the support of the Museo Nazionale delle Arti del XXI Secolo (MAXXI), is hosting a symposium entitled Global Futures at MAXXI in Rome, Italy on March 2, 2018.

The symposium brings to life RISD’s Global Futures Lab, a series of international workshops aimed at moving beyond stereotypical western visions of the future to invite partners and students at specific locations around the world to imagine the future in their own geo-cultural region. Project partners will come together to discuss the themes explored through the Global Futures Lab, which was created in 2017 by RISD Associate Professor of Industrial Design Paolo Cardini as part of the college’s newly created Global Faculty Fellowship.

The public is invited to join RISD and MAXXI for the full-day symposium, which features speakers such as: Saeid Aliari (Art University of Isfahan, Iran), Meskerem Asseguad (Zoma Art Center in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia), Dawit Benti (Institute of Architecture, Building Construction and City Planning at the University of Addis Ababa, Ethiopia), Tegan Bristow (University of Witwatersrand inJohannesburg, South Africa), Paolo Cardini (RISD), Paula Gaetano Adi (RISD), Pippo Ciorra (MAXXI), Gwen Farrelly (RISD), Felipe Ferrer (Pontificia Universidad Catolica de Peru in Lima, Peru), Sohail Inayatullah (Tamkang University in Taipei, Taiwan), Praveen Naher (National Institute of Design in Ahmedabad, India), Milvia Perez (Instituto Superior de Diseño in Havana, Cuba), and Bruce and Stephanie Tharp (University of Michigan).

Global Futures Symposium:
March 2, 2018 from 9:00 am – 6:00 pm
Carlo Scarpa Room
MAXXI (Museo nazionale delle arti del XXI secolo)
Via Guido Reni, 4/a, 00196 Rome

Souvenirs from the Futures (Exhibition):
March 1, 2018 from 5:30 pm
1/9unosunove gallery, via degli Specchi, 20, 00186 Rome