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. 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 are here 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.
This website was done in collaboration with Mostyn Griffith, and can be accessed here.