Graduate Commons Speaker Series | Ed Schlossberg

RISD's Graduate Commons Speaker Series continues this spring with The Gradual Contemporary: Conversations on Contemporary Art. Please join us for Ed Schlossberg's lecture, Art Design Life. Schlossberg has been working all his life to engage simultaneously between and among these three ideas: goals, projects and tools. He will continue to explore this odyssey in his talk. He is the founder/president/principal designer of ESI Design. An internationally recognized pioneer in experience design and audience engagement, he launched his career in 1978 with the design of one of the world’s first interactive museums, The Brooklyn Children’s Museum. 

Since then, Scholossberg has been at the forefront of design and technological innovation, creating imaginative and unparalleled public experiences that bring audiences together to explore, learn, communicate and collaborate. Under Schlossberg’s leadership, ESI Design has created groundbreaking retail and corporate spaces, museums and multi-player game environments for an array of corporations, brands and cultural institutions. 

Schlossberg holds a PhD in Science and Literature from Columbia University. Singled out as “a leader in interactive design” by Wired magazine, he has authored 11 books. His artwork has appeared in several solo and group exhibitions and can be found in numerous museums and private collections.

Free and open to the public. Event will be livestreamed

Thursday, April 25 at 6:30pm

Metcalf Auditorium, Chace Center/RISD Museum
Chace Center, 20 North Main Street, Providence, RI

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Theory + History of Art + Design, Graduate Study


Grad Commons


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