Tuesday, December 25, 2007

Maeda new president of RISD

The Board of Trustees of Rhode Island School of Design (RISD) announced on December 21, 2007 that John Maeda, Associate Director of Research at the MIT Media Lab, has accepted the offer to become the 16th president of RISD.

RISD Board Chair Merrill Sherman said, “We are delighted to name John Maeda as successor to Roger Mandle. RISD has a special obligation to play a leadership role in the world of art and design, nationally and internationally. Creativity and innovation are more important than ever. We believe John will be a bold, innovative and exciting president and will enhance RISD’s role in helping to shape and inform art and design in this century.”

Full release here.

I didn't see that one coming. Should be very interesting to see where he takes things.
[via Archinect]

+ read his interview in BusinessWeek.


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andrew said...

I suppose I really should read the RISD views mag more often, I didn't even remember him being in the running.