DS1 Flag Project
There are four unused flagpoles on the Providence River, located outside RISD’s Design Center. First-year students in RISD Graphic Design, who take courses that look out onto the public space, have come up with proposals for flags — symbols meant to galvanize the public in some aspect of its shared experience. Click here to see the site.
The flags symbolize a range of the following: community, divergent or shared histories, civic pride, change and growth, hope (the state motto) or specific elements from the area or state. These designs were made to stir up a conversation with the City and to speak to the public in lieu of (and perhaps in advance of) printed flags. The site is currently featured on Brutalist Websites.
© Mostyn Griffith 2020