Farrin Chwalkowski [RA 2020]


First name: Farrin ;
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2020 ;
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Professor Farrin Chwalkowski, formerly known as Fatemeh Abbas Zadeh, is a faculty member in the Department of History of Art and Visual Culture at Rhode Island School of Design, and the School of Visual Arts. Farrin is a scholar and teacher of art and art history as well as an architect, artist and designer. She became interested in symbolism since her childhood which started with carpet design. She found her way to Harvard where she worked on her research on Religions, Cultures and Symbolism. Farrin’s main emphasis is on symbolism — her research focuses on “how nature becomes art, the meaning of symbols through different religions and cultures over time and geography.” Her upcoming book: Symbols in Arts, Religion and Culture: The Soul of Nature is the result of many years of research in that field. The Soul of Nature is an extensively researched work about various symbols and elements that many of us observe in our environment and use in our design on a daily basis.





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August 16, 2021

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