Nike: The Future of Skin

The Future of Skin Research Group was a yearlong speculative research project between Nike and the Rhode Island School of Design. These pages aim to gather the experimental intentions of this sprawling group investigation, and its subsequent recapitulation.

This project represents a trial in a series of research projects currently underway at the Rhode Island School of Design; experiments that explore the rich hybridity of collaborative research in an art and design context. In each, a balance is sought to cultivate and protect the uniquely generative attributes of immersive inquiry; that fragile act of physical conjecture, unpredictable, and fueled by the force of its exuberant half-life.