Robert Ransick is an artist, designer, educator and entrepreneur. After the economic collapse of 2008 and Occupy Wall Street, he enrolled as an MBA in Sustainability student to research the systems that fueled the events. His interest in social justice, public engagement, local economies, and the generative power of creativity to affect change made this a natural place for him to acquire new knowledge and skills.
His creative work has been exhibited in both national and international venues and he has received funding from Franklin Furnace, the Mellon Foundation, the Boomerang Fund for Artists and the NPN/VAN. He is a faculty member at Bennington College where he Directs the MFA in Public Action and Art and Entrepreneurship programs at the Center for the Advancement of Public Action. He teaches courses in digital arts, social practices, and creative entrepreneurship. He is partner and CTO of Up Homes, a new modular manufactured home company. BFA Photography, School of Visual Arts; MA Media Studies, the New School for Social Research; MBA in Sustainability, Bard College.
Anna graduated from Bennington College in 2019 having studied radio production and journalism.