AICAD Blog

Mar 18, 2013

Peer-to-Peer Artmaking with Afghan Students

Article originally posted at mica.edu. This school year, students from MICA and the University of Maryland, Baltimore County, collaborated with students in Kabul, Afghanistan, through a series of workshops utilizing video chats and conferencing, as well as other online resources, to foster a creative exchange that transcends geographic and cultural bounds. The two groups have teamed up for Translocal Art-Making: Holding a Faraway Camera, a project with the goal of investigating the nature of...


Photo of a street in India with text: Design for the New Indian HomeA multi-disciplinary team spent the Summer 2012 term investigating the living needs of low-income housing dwellers in India, and then building furniture prototypes for use in the high quality, low-cost housing championed by social entrepreneurship nonprofit Ashoka
Dec 07, 2012

Living Home: India, Creating New Furnishing Solutions for the Living Environment

A multi-disciplinary team spent the Summer 2012 term investigating the living needs of low-income housing dwellers in India, and then building furniture prototypes for use in the high quality, low-cost housing championed by social entrepreneurship nonprofit Ashoka. Over one billion people—32 percent of the global urban population—live in urban slums in emerging countries, with 500,000 more joining them each week. Relatively poor nations will build the equivalent of a city of more than...


AIGA CEO Richard Grefe with RISD students
Nov 20, 2012

AIGA Chief Advises Students

(Original Story from risd.edu) AIGA CEO Richard Grefé responds to a presentation by senior Micah Barrett 12 GD. A Art students and politicians don’t usually speak the same language, much less collaborate towards a common goal. At RISD, however, students are both encouraged to explore these unique collaborations and given the opportunity to work with some of the best political strategists in the business. In April Richard Grefé, executive director of AIGA, the professional association for...


Photo of girl at small printing press
Nov 16, 2012

Phresh Prints Co-op, a KCAI Student Organization, Steps Out Into the Creative Crossroads

Kansas City, Mo. (May 7, 2012) – Imagine a city that has audaciously dubbed itself America’s Creative Crossroads. Imagine a community brassy enough to live up to the claim and serve up events and exhibits with a surprising hometown feel, leaving visitors wondering what makes the wheel turn. Imagine a college class that encourages students to dive in, pull back the curtain and look for the great wizard. What is the driving force of the creative community in Kansas City? It’s the...


Still image from the film, a sculpture of four human shaped figured constructed from small cubesKansas City, Mo. (Sept. 7, 2012)
Nov 16, 2012

H&R Block Artspace Teams with PUMA Creative to Host Films4peace

Kansas City, Mo. (Sept. 7, 2012) – H&R Block Artspace at the Kansas City Art Institute recently announced screening times for films4peace, an annual short film commission by PUMA.Peace, an initiative by PUMA Creative. The Artspace will join hundreds of cultural institutions worldwide, from Australia to Zimbabwe, supporting films4peace to celebrate World Peace Day, an international United Nations day of ceasefire that encourages demonstrated acts of peace worldwide. Films4peace is curated...