What is RISD Quickies?


Quickies is a forum for student-led, student-taught workshops at the Rhode Island School of Design and Brown University. These workshops are interdisciplinary and provide a framework for students to think critically about their education. Students determine the course offerings and structure, which gives them an opportunity to engage with current and emerging issues in their own work, their disciplines, and society. Our goal is to advance knowledge in art and design and contribute to the intellectual commons by freely and openly sharing information. The collaboration between RISD and Brown provides each university with a more diverse educational palette. Through this process, we hope to discover new modes of learning and spark a reevaluation of contemporary education.

Coordinators


Molly Millette

 Molly is (RISD ID '18) is interested in participatory design, public policy and how structure interacts with sociology. In her free time, Molly loves exploring outdoors, writing and eating chocolate chip cookies.

Sonya Fayzieva

Sonya is a junior in Film/Animation/Video from Russia. She is a huge language nerd and she often argues about gender equity whenever she comes back to her home country. 

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Instructors


We are so lucky to have such a great batch of students teaching every year. Read more about some of 2016's talented instructors below!

Angel Lam Angel is a Film, Animation and Video '18 from Bangkok, Thailand. She loves dogs and interested in everything cool.

Angel Lam
Angel is a Film, Animation and Video '18 from Bangkok, Thailand. She loves dogs and interested in everything cool.

Taylor Schwarz Taylor studies urban food systems and other food related things at Brown. Succulents, navy blue, and almond butter are among the things he most values in life.

Taylor Schwarz
Taylor studies urban food systems and other food related things at Brown. Succulents, navy blue, and almond butter are among the things he most values in life.

Brian Hicks Brian was born in Lowell, MA, and transferred into RISD Graphic Design '16. Interested in fitness, building community, and beautiful women. Has previously taught smoothie making and olympic lifting.

Brian Hicks
Brian was born in Lowell, MA, and transferred into RISD Graphic Design '16. Interested in fitness, building community, and beautiful women. Has previously taught smoothie making and olympic lifting.

Sasi Chandrvirochana "My name is Sasi Chandrvirochana, but I would be more than happy if you would call me Ji! I come from the land of Phad Thai and Thai tea, and I am currently a Sophomore in Textiles!"  

Sasi Chandrvirochana
"My name is Sasi Chandrvirochana, but I would be more than happy if you would call me Ji! I come from the land of Phad Thai and Thai tea, and I am currently a Sophomore in Textiles!"

 

Sonya Fayzieva Sonya is a Sophomore in Film/Animation/Video from Moscow, Russia. She’s a huge language enthusiast and loves hugs.

Sonya Fayzieva
Sonya is a Sophomore in Film/Animation/Video from Moscow, Russia. She’s a huge language enthusiast and loves hugs.

 
Barron Webster Barron (GD 16) spends his waking hours looking at screens of some sort or another. He likes colorful things and things that move.

Barron Webster
Barron (GD 16) spends his waking hours looking at screens of some sort or another. He likes colorful things and things that move.

Callie Clayton Callie is currently completing her BFA in Textiles and a liberal arts concentration in Nature Culture Sustainability Studies at RISD. She's enthralled by biodesign/bioart, material development, decomposition and oh so much more including performance work and structural textiles. On a Monday night you perhaps would find her daydreaming of running away either to Taiwan or a National Park. She's super excited to teach Batik Dyeing and lead a BioArt discussion!

Callie Clayton
Callie is currently completing her BFA in Textiles and a liberal arts concentration in Nature Culture Sustainability Studies at RISD. She's enthralled by biodesign/bioart, material development, decomposition and oh so much more including performance work and structural textiles. On a Monday night you perhaps would find her daydreaming of running away either to Taiwan or a National Park. She's super excited to teach Batik Dyeing and lead a BioArt discussion!

Sofya Zeylikman Sofya is a maker of things (Furniture Design class of ’16), learning enthusiast and teaching novice. Spirit animal: Nick Offerman.

Sofya Zeylikman
Sofya is a maker of things (Furniture Design class of ’16), learning enthusiast and teaching novice. Spirit animal: Nick Offerman.

Juliette Kim "I was born in South Korea, lived in Australia, Indonesia and the United States. I am in graphic design (class of 2017) but I am also a freelance illustrator. I love taking photographs, making watercolor illustrations, and the color PINK! "

Juliette Kim
"I was born in South Korea, lived in Australia, Indonesia and the United States. I am in graphic design (class of 2017) but I am also a freelance illustrator. I love taking photographs, making watercolor illustrations, and the color PINK! "