Nicole Merola and Daniel Cavicchi Meet with the LEGO Education Team in Denmark
In August Nicole Merola (LAS Department Head and Associate Professor of Ecocriticism & American Literature), traveled to LEGO Headquarters in Billund, Denmark with Daniel Cavicchi (Dean of Liberal Arts and Professor of History, Philosophy, and the Social Sciences), Daniel Hewett (Director of Partnered Projects + Programs), and Cas Holman (Assistant Professor of Industrial Design), to meet with members of the LEGO Education team. During 2014-2015 Nicole and Cas are co-leading RISD’s sponsored project with LEGO. This project will be formally introduced to the RISD community (and guests) at a kickoff event on October 18. The coursework components of the project are a Wintersession seminar and a Spring studio, both focused around the interplay of the analog and digital.