Join a small group of RIT alumni on a once-in-a-lifetime immersion in Icelandic design culture organized in partnership with the RIT Alumni Association and hosted by Josh Owen, Industrial Design Program Chair.
Our coterie will explore the creative approach to life flourishing amid Iceland’s stunning volcanic landscape as we meet with the movers and shakers in the local design scene and dive into DesignMarch, Reykavik’s lively annual design week. We’ll feel the power of giant waterfalls and erupting geysers, soak in geothermal hot pools, and enjoy a week of beautiful local cuisine, all in the enriching company of other inquisitive, likeminded RIT alumni.
An invitation from Josh Owen, Industrial Design Program Chair:
RIT is excited to visit Iceland and to examine the country through a designer’s lens during Reykjavik design week. Because of its geographic isolation, Iceland is remarkably different from the rest of the world.
We’ve crafted this trip for designers and for those who are curious about design to discover how a unique culture interprets it. I’ve been around the world to look at design and the way it is expressed through the unique people and places that produce it. As a designer and an educator, I believe that design is more than a vocation – it is a way to view and decipher the world. I love to experience new and different ways of using design and to share my insights with others.
Join me in Iceland – through a designer’s lense.