faculty and alumni lend their expertise to help Haitians rebuild.
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Co-founded by RISD Professor Elizabeth Dean Hermann, the Institute for Sustainable Urban Societies develops innovative solutions to the complex issues facing dense metropolises in the world’s most endangered coastal zones.
Students work with Earth University to plan a new campus tailored to local needs, climate and terrain.
Two students team up to design an affordable new dining hall for a remote secondary school that is able to be built by the students and faculty themselves.
This long-running R+D collaboration pairs RISD students with MBA candidates from MIT’s Sloan School of Management and Babson College in pursuit of new products and business models.
Graphic Design students and faculty helped rebrand Martha’s Vineyard Museum in Massachusetts through a vibrant new visual identity system.
In a popular English seminar taught by poet Rick Benjamin, students lead poetry workshops in the community to introduce others to the wisdom of words.
In a unique interdisciplinary studio, Ceramics and Architecture students teamed up to work with troubled boys to create a permanent installation at their school.
The Danish company VELUX, a global manufacturer of skylights and roof windows, challenged RISD Architecture students to consider the role of natural lighting as they worked to repurpose an old mill building.
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