Enrico Giori is an Italian designer pursuing Bachelor Degrees in Fine Arts and Architecture at the Rhode Island School of Design (RISD) in Providence, RI, USA.
Enrico’s methodology aims to capitalize on the principles of participatory planning and co-design, which, through experimental design methodologies aim to empower both designers and final users, instilling the much-needed practice of designer-user dialogue within creative professions.
Currently focusing on architectural and graphic+written projects that involve public institutions, especially in the realms of education and culture, Enrico is interested in exploring the potential and limitations of these as catalysts for social, cultural and economic change.
Additionally, Enrico is fascinated by techniques of visual representation, and constantly aims to embrace and critically examine the strong suits and shortcomings of different techniques of architectural drawing and data visualization.
In 2019, Enrico was awarded the second prize in the design competition DaM–Giovani Designer per i Musei Italiani, sponsored by MiBAC–Ministry of Cultural Heritage and Activities, Pinacoteca Nazionale di Siena, Comune di Modena, Giovani d’Arte and GAI–Giovani Artisti Italiani.
During the Summer of 2019, Enrico interned with participatory planning organization ABCittà as a RISD Maharam STEAM Fellow.
Term Honors: Fall 2016, Spring 2017, Spring 2019, Fall 2019
Leonard & Esteruth Rumpler Scholarship
RISD Maharam STEAM Fellowship in Applied Art and Design (Awarded March 2019)
Volunteer Experience: International Orientation Leader, Student Government 2017/2018 [Communications Officer] and 2018/2019 [Vice-President]
St. Louis School of Milan Class of 2016
IGCSE (International General Certificate of Secondary Education) (Exam Session May/June 2014)
IBDP (International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme) (Exam Session May 2016)
Work Experience + Projects
Assistant Architectural Designer at Fielding International (June 2020 - Present)
Architectural Intern supporting studio teams in the development of graphics, renderings, and architectural drawing sets, with a focus on research on best practices for safe school reopening procedures during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Lead Designer at Museums and Stereotypes International Training School (June 2019 - Present)
Designer and guest speaker for the Museums and Stereotypes International Training School, held in Milan, Italy. The talk given at the event, Design Methodologies Applied to Social and Cultural Frameworks, focused on the methodological frameworks and design process behind the production of the Toolkit Museums and Stereotypes: the Toolkit.
RISD Maharam Fellow + Project Collaborator at ABCittà (June 2019 - September 2019)
Project Collaborator focusing on the development of series of projects within the areas of Urban Regeneration and Museums+Cultural Institutions. ABCittà is a no-profit organization based in Milan and founded in 1999. Its members are professionals experts in participatory design and planning processes. ABCittà operates indifferent areas, on a local, national and international level.
Teaching Assistant at Rhode Island School of Design (September 2017-Present)
Teaching Assistant for Foundation Studies Studio: Spatial Dynamics [Fall 2017, Spring 2018, Fall 2019, Spring 2020], Studio Course taught by RISD Critic Rachel Rosenkrantz and Studio: Design [Spring 2019] Studio Course taught by RISD Associate Professor Clement Valla.
Project Assistant: Admissions Office at Rhode Island School of Design (January 2017- August 2020)
Assist the Admissions Office with the development and execution of Admissions Tours both for prospective and accepted students. Responsible for managing check-in and welcome desk for families, providing informational materials regarding the school, creating tour routes for Tour Guides and assisting Admissions Staff with running the Tour programs.
Intern at Art Prof (December 2015 – September 2016)
Participated in the conception, creation, development, usability testing, and release of a new, independent, online educational platform for visual arts in collaboration with Project Partners Clara Lieu and Thomas Lerra.
Intern at Ricerche d'Habitat (June 2015)
This internship allowed for a better understanding of both the planning/design and realization stages of customer-directed commissions. The internship also involved the exploration of many contemporary and historically relevant industrial designers, architects and worldwide and nationwide famous companies.
Competition Entry "pinacoteca\21st", entry for "DaM: Giovani Designer per i Musei Italiani. Edizione 1: Pinacoteca Nazionale di Siena" promoted by Ministero dei beni e delle attività culturali e del turismo: Direzione Generale Musei (MiBACT), Comune di Modena: Giovani d'Arte and GAI Associazione per il Circuito dei Giovani Artisti Italiani. Project awarded the Second Prize
Competition Entry "(co)-dep", entry for "Harbour of Cultures: 2018 Design Biennial" promoted by TriesteContemporanea
Competition Entry "Calamity Atelier", entry for "Calamity Atelier: Arte Sella" promoted by YAC, in collaboration with Peter Shanahan Brown '20
DaM – Design and Museums, Giovani Designer per i Musei Italiani | Selezione di progetti per la comunicazione, i servizi e l'accoglienza del pubblico nei musei e nei luoghi della cultura italiani (I Edizione, Pinacoteca Nazionale di Siena)
Ministero dei Beni e delle Attività Culturali e del Turismo (MiBACT)
July 5th - October 31st, 2019, Pinacoteca Nazionale di Siena, Siena (Italy)
November 19th, 2019 - January 6th, 2020, Musei Reali, Galleria Sabauda, Turin (Italy)
New Acquisitions [Rhode Island School of Design Fleet Library]
May 10th - September 30th, 2018, Rhode Island School of Design, Providence (USA)
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March 16th - March 22nd, 2018, Abteilung für Alles Andere, Berlin (Germany)
SMALL is Better!
July 15th - July 22nd, 3017, Evasioni Art Studio, Rome (Italy)
August 28th - October 9th, 2016, Concordia Gallery, Enschede (Netherlands)
Published Writing + Projects
Sustaining Student Learning and Success: a Holistic COVID-19 Response Strategy, October 2020, co-authored by Jill Ackers, Jay Litman, Jennifer Leyva and Enrico Giori. Developed by Fielding International in collaboration with VS America.
Senza titolo: le metafore della didascalia, March 2020, curated by Maria Chiara Ciaccheri, Anna Chiara Cimoli and Nicole Moolhuijsen, with contributions by Enrico Giori, James Bradburne in dialogue with Maria Elena Colombo and Monica Calcagno. Promoted by Fondazione Querini Stampalia Venezia. Nomos Edizioni, ISBN 978-88-94811-61-2
DaM – Design and Museums, Giovani Designer per i Musei Italiani | Selezione di progetti per la comunicazione, i servizi e l'accoglienza del pubblico nei musei e nei luoghi della cultura italiani (I Edizione, Pinacoteca Nazionale di Siena), July 5th, 2019, Exhibition Catalog,
DaM – Design and Museums
Software Adobe CC [Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, Dimension], iWork Suite [Keynote, Pages, Numbers], Microsoft Office Suite [PowerPoint, Word, Excel], Rhinoceros 5, AutoCAD, Revit, Google Sketchup
Analog Hand Drafting, Modelmaking, Exhibition Curation+Setup, Bookmaking and Bookbinding (Sequential Media)
Languages Italiano [Native/Bilingual], English [Native/Bilingual], Français [Conversational], Mandarin Chinese [Conversational]
Interpersonal/Professional Organization+Planning, Teamwork, Communication, Time Management, One-on-one and Group Instruction
References are available upon request.