Associate Provost for Research|Global|Practice
Research Development & Grants Specialist
Co-Works Director • firstname.lastname@example.org
Brought on in 2014 to build Co-Works Research Lab from the ground up, David Kim serves as Director and leads the development of interdisciplinary courses and resources for making research at RISD.
As a queer, first-generation, Korean-American artist, scientist, and educator, David is invested in cultivating biological, digital, and social systems as vehicles for catharsis, intersectional discourse, and social justice organizing. A member of Biome Arts, his work and collaborations have been featured in Wired, Smithsonian, Boston Globe, New York Times, Art in America, and the Venice Biennale. Parallel to his practice, he has curated interdisciplinary and social justice aligned exhibitions at RISD, Brown University, Los Angeles Museum of Tolerance, and MU Gallery in Eindhoven.
David has been developing interdisciplinary curricula at institutions including RISD, SVA, UCSD, and Brown University for over a decade. Following a career as a cancer and genetics research scientist, he returned to school for Interdisciplinary Computing in the Arts at UCSD and again for the Digital Media MFA at RISD. He has been an Educational Director of the art nonprofit The Periscope Project, Director of Digital Stage Effects for Butterworth Dance Company, and a high school math, science, and English instructor. In addition to his role at RISD, David currently serves as a biomedical design consultant for the University of Michigan and Senior Critic at Brandeis University.
Co-Works Manager • email@example.com
Brynn received their Masters in Industrial Design at RISD, after completing degrees in Sculpture, Mathematics, and Computer Science at SUNY Purchase. They are also a consummate maker, particularly in digital fabrication, textiles, and metalwork.
Through writings, social interactions, and adornment, Brynn's work explores the tensions between identity and appearance, especially as it relates to queer identities and the bodies that carry them. They instruct courses at RISD for various departments in digital fabrication, apparel, digital embroidery, and ornamentation as they relate to intersectional identity politics.
At Co-Works, Brynn designs teaching resources and leads the training of Grad Instructors and Peer Tutors. When they're not teaching, you can find Brynn in the beyond section of Bed Bath & Beyond, snacking on the samples and chatting with the moms.