Workshop for the undergraduate students in New York to redefine art museums in collaboration with RISD and The Metropolitan Museum of Art

Some of students of the Undergraduate Degree in Design and Innovation (Mentions in Graphic Design, Space Design and Interaction Design) have travelled to New York to do the ‘Museum Decentralization x Metropolitan Museum of Art’ course to redefine art museums.

This course is part of the international collaboration programme between Elisava and the Rhode Island School of Design (RIDS) and has brought together multidisciplinary students from both universities to work individually and collectively on a common project with a local partner institution, in this case The Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York.

Participating students have explored how to redefine and redesign the elements, structures, systems, and practices of the art museum, to help art institutions expand and decentralise, within and beyond their current structures, in dialogue with local systems and organisations. Also to reach, include and represent traditionally under-represented audiences.

During their stay, Elisava students, accompanied by professors Daria de Seta and Álvaro Gómez-Sellés, participated in the RISD workshop, presented their projects to the MET design team, and visited New York City.

This initiative is part of a series of activities focused on the transformation and adaptation of art museums through three key perspectives: information, interaction, and architecture. The aim of the course is the practical application of its design and research findings.