Tuesday, August 29, 2017

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August Clambake (with real clams!)

  • 6:30 pm — 8:30 pm
  • 304 Lockwood St., Providence

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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Your Blue Store: Inventing a New Kind of Retail

  • Blue Cross Blue Shield RI, Kelly Taylor Interior Design, KITE
  • Highland Commons, 71 Highland Avenue, East Providence, RI 02914

“What are we selling?” This is the question KITE and KTID first asked Blue Cross Blue Shield of Rhode Island (BCBSRI) in regards to designing their new retail concept: Your...

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Experiencing the Breadth of Landscape Architecture in Newport

  • RI American Society of Landscape Architects
  • 1:00 pm — 5:30 pm
  • Ocean Drive, Newport, RI 02840

Tour the recent downtown Broadway Streetscape Improvements and Rain Gardens, the Historic Blue Garden, and The Portuguese Discovery Monument. Gain insights, to these diverse projects, given by their designers. Meet...


These Walls Can Talk: Celebrating Doris Duke as Tastemaker

  • Design New England
  • 4:00 pm — 6:00 pm
  • 680 Bellevue Ave, Newport, RI 02840

Fine and decorative arts connoisseur, fashion icon, and preservationist, Doris Duke (1912-1993) left an indelible mark on all things design. Design New England magazine channeled her astute taste and style...



  • NAIL
  • 6:00 pm — 8:00 pm
  • 63 Eddy St., Providence, RI 02903

Join us as we embark on a team of two, two-hour design sprint aimed to solve a creative/design problem for a local nonprofit! At the start of the event,...

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  • AS220
  • 6:30 pm — 8:30 pm
  • 131 Washington St., Providence, RI

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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Happy Hour with Focal Upright

  • Focal Upright
  • 42 Ladd St. Floor 3, Suite 321

Join the Focal Upright team and founder Martin Keen (KEEN Footwear) for drinks at their new studio on East Greenwich Bay! Get a sneak peek at design thinking in action...

Designing Traditions in Textiles

  • RISD Museum
  • 1:00 pm — 3:00 pm
  • 20 North Main Street

RISD textile design students share innovations and techniques used to create new work inspired by Asian textiles and clothing from the Museum’s collections. This new work is on view...

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10,000 SUNS: Cultivating the Urban Landscape through Seeds and Community

  • 10,000 Suns
  • 5:30 pm — 6:30 pm
  • Between S. Main St., S. Water St., and Dollar St.

Come for a tour of the 10,000 SUNS Project led by Landscape Architect Adam E. Anderson, in which the project’s artistic, cultural, political, and ecological pursuits will be highlighted. The...

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A Landscape Designer’s Personal Garden

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  • 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 and with joy, to solve the problems and satisfy the dreams...


Creative Firms and Corporations: Partnering to Achieve Strategic Goals with Design Thinking

  • (add)ventures, CVS
  • 117 Chapman St. Providence, RI 02905

Join creative minds for a conversation about how to develop mutually beneficial relationships that balance corporate business objectives with top-notch design. Wayne Vieira, SVP, Design/Creative at (add)ventures and...

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The Secret Life of Power and Water

  • KITE Architects
  • 12:00 pm — 1:30 pm
  • 3 Central St

What would your life be like without electricity? Or without clean water? Over the last century we have come to assume that reliable and affordable utilities will be there for...

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Happy Hour with Ximedica

  • Ximedica
  • 5:00 pm — 6:30 pm
  • 55 Dupont Drive Providence, RI

Please join Ximedica at their Providence location for happy hour and a food truck! Attendees will have the opportunity to mix and mingle with Ximedica’s team of designers, and...

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The Impact Your Environment Plays On Physical Well Being

  • Blakely Interior Design
  • 12:00 pm — 1:30 pm
  • 650 Ten Rod Road, North Kingstown, RI 02852

Since the beginning of time we have sought to be in spaces that make us feel good. We are sensitive to our surroundings and seek out environments with certain qualities....


The Future of Retail Design: Experience is Everything

  • Designer151 Studios
  • 12:00 pm — 1:30 pm
  • 1005 Main St. Unit 1205, Pawtucket, RI 02860

Designer151 Studios has been designing for the Retail Environment for 15 years and has experienced many changes in technology, shopping and consumer insights over this time. Manuel Cordeiro, the Founder and...


Take a Walk on the West side

  • Cleverhood, DownCity Designs, Long Live Beerworks
  • 4:00 pm — 6:00 pm
  • 425 W Fountain St, Providence, RI 02903

Have a drink with some neighbors, friends, and startups at the 425 West Fountain Strip Mall - Downcity Design, LongLive Brewery and Cleverhood.


Handprinted - Natural Fibers and Organic Forms

  • Willywaw
  • 31 Sextant Lane, Narragansett, RI 02882

Inspired by organic forms, from seaweed to mushroom spore prints, Ashley’s work grows from her observations of nature and are transported onto a range of textiles, paper and prints....


Silos of the Lambs: How teams break down walls, build trust, and ship good work.

  • MojoTech
  • 12:00 pm — 1:30 pm
  • 56 Exchange Terrace Suite 210, Providence, RI 02903

MojoTech is a product design and engineering firm where designers and engineers work together all day, every day. This means communication is a constant concern—how do we make sure...

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The Flooding of the Ocean State: Strategies and questions for the Future

  • Searle Design Group
  • 12:00 pm — 1:30 pm
  • 1005 Main St. Unit 7030, Pawtucket, RI 02860

Searle Design Group has been engaging in research on climate change and how it impacts Rhode Island. Last September, SDG designed and built an educational installation about sea level rise...

Marathon Clambake

  • 6:00 pm — 8:00 pm
  • 276 Westminster St, Providence, RI 02903

Part of the DESIGN WEEK RI Speaker Series is Marathon Clambake, featuring presentations from four RI designers: Matthew Bird, Product Designer and Senior Critic, RISD; DiLeonardo International; and Kristine Merz,...

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Immerse in the World of Interior Design at DiLeonardo

  • DiLeonardo
  • 12:00 pm — 1:30 pm
  • 2348 Post Rd. #501, Warwick, RI 02886

Some may perceive Interior Design as just choosing furniture pieces, paint swatches and art work…but that is only a small fraction of what we actually do. We invite you...

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Catalyzing Social Systems through Design

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

Join experience designers from the Business Innovation Factory (BIF) to not only hear about our work, but to flex your creative muscles! Through BIF’s Experience Labs in education, healthcare,...


Make Things People Need: Empathy & Rapid Prototyping Workshop

  • HiRoad
  • 12:00 pm — 1:30 pm
  • 1 Cedar St. #301, Providence, RI, 02903

Empathy and rapid prototyping. These words and concepts are around us in the design and business world all the time. But, actively capturing them in the process of uncovering new...


Growing Your Design Business

  • Goldman Sachs 10K Small Businesses, Kyla Coburn Design, O&G
  • 12:00 pm — 1:30 pm
  • 1455 Westminster St, Providence, RI 02909

Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses invites you to join us for lunch at Loie Fuller’s to hear from two incredible design business owners and program alumni about growing your design...

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  • 6:00 pm — 11:00 pm
  • 475 Valley St, Providence, RI 02908

Join us for the Annual Celebration for Design in RI, now in its fourth year! DESIGNxRI inaugurates designers into the RI Design Hall of Fame at this culminating party during...

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Sketch with RIASLA

  • RI American Society of Landscape Architects
  • 121 S Main St, Providence, RI 02903

Don Leighton, well known Rhode Island Landscape Architect will lead a sketch tour of Downtown Providence locations. He has a passion for using sketching to resolve design challenges and as...

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Concept to Marketplace: Frustrations and Fulfillment in Developing a Design into Product

  • 12:00 pm — 1:30 pm
  • 46 Dike St., Providence, RI 02909

We will walk you through the steps we use to successfully concept, prototype, produce, and market a new product. We want to inspire you to create and design objects. We...

World-class Performance Venues through Mass Timber

  • PresenceLab LLC hosted by Northeast Collaborative Architects
  • 12:00 pm — 1:30 pm
  • 38 Washington Square, Newport, RI 02840

Ground-breaking pop-up performing art venues bring small and mid-size communities options for facilities that would otherwise be unaffordable. PresenceLab founder Alban Bassuet developed these structures following 20 years of designing performing...


Balancing Buildings and Landscapes: Revitalizing Lincoln Woods beach complex

  • Brewster Thornton Group Architects and Landscape Elements LLC
  • 12:00 pm — 1:30 pm
  • 2 Manchester Print Works Rd, Lincoln, RI 02865

On the shore of Olney Pond in Lincoln Woods State Park, three new buildings anchor a revitalized landscape that welcomes visitors to one of the most popular parks in the...

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Setting New Trends in the Art & Design Industry

  • Corporate Art Group
  • 12:00 pm — 1:30 pm
  • 42 Ladd Street, Suite 103 East Greenwich, RI 02818

Corporate Art Group Inc. is a full service art & design firm supplying interior designers, architects, and businesses with custom art-packages. Over our past 35 years in business, we have put...


Happy Hour with Fuzion

  • Fuzion
  • 4:00 pm — 6:00 pm
  • Fuzion 161 Exchange St, Pawtucket, RI 02860

Join Fuzion Design for Happy Hour and a few tips on how to sell to the millennial! Come on by and enjoy a libation, pull up a stool at our...

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Doors Open RI Festival

  • Doors Open RI
  • 10:00 am — 6:00 pm

Imagine receiving a set of keys to historic homes, theaters, sacred spaces, secret vaults, studios and more, for free. For one day, the Doors Open Rhode Island Festival invites you...