This site is being used by design students at the Rhode Island School of Design who are developing a conceptual master plan for the La Flor campus of Earth University in Costa Rica. Their research is the first step in an emerging collaboration between the two schools.
The Innovation Studio, an interdisciplinary studio drawing students from across RISD, is exploring the development of a strategic plan and masterplan for the new campus.
RISD-La Flor Architecture Studio
The La Flor studio is an advanced architecture studio that is developing proposals for a green conference center to be developed on the new campus.
RISD-Models of Development Seminar
The course examines grassroots models of developmentappropriate to the varied conditions of the countries of the Global South. Specific attention is given to issues of foreign aid (both from official agencies and NGOs), technology and technology transfer, as well as the social movements that drive the struggle to find alternative models of development.