President of Rhode Island School of Design: Making and Contemporary Practice


Rosanne Somerson

President, Professor of Furniture Design, Rhode Island School of Design 


Making and Contemporary Practice

The Speaker

Rosanne Somerson, President of Rhode Island School of Design, professor and founder of RISD Furniture Design department. Well regarded as a visionary leader in art and design education, she has served as the RISD provost for years before her presidency. Rosanne Somerson is an American woodworker, furniture designer/maker. As a leading figure in American studio furniture field, she has maintained a professional studio practice, Rosanne Somerson Furniture since 1979. She is the co-editor of The Art of Critical Making: Rhode Island School of Design on Creative Practice. Her work has been exhibited internationally and collected by Smithsonian American Art Museum and many others.


LOU Yongqi, Dean of D&I

ZHOU Hongtao, Director of D&I Innovation Field


18:00 - 19:00, March 15,2018


Darkroom Lecture Hall

 College of Design and Innovation (D&I),Tongji University


March 16th-18th,Rosanne Somerson will hold Work Exhibitionat D&I Main Hall.