A Better World by Design, a
student-led conference organized by RISD and Brown University, addressed sustainable solutions to
complex social issues such as food, health care and the built environment in
the developing world.
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Professor Ellen Driscoll, head of the
Sculpture department, uses recycled plastic bottles to make people think about issues of
consumption and sustainability when viewing her new installation in the Providence River.
A year-long series of RISD entrepreneurship initiatives is culminating in a trip to Berlin, Germany for Kellie Riggs 11 JM, winner of an Etsy Fellowship for small business and sustainability.
In a venture called WaterWalla,
RISD and Brown students are working to bring clean water to slum dwellers in the developing world.
first RISD student to win the highly coveted Gensler Diversity Scholarship, Nathalie Jolivert BArch 12 hopes to gain valuable architectural experience to bring home to Haiti after graduation.
Furniture Design students are showcasing new works made from a recyclable composite material at the 2011 ICFF in New York City.
Student work created as part of RISD’s interdisciplinary Witness Tree course helps the NPS celebrate National Park Week.
Professors Markus Berger and Peter Dean lead a collaborative triad between RISD, Brown University and a team of RISD alumni in thinking outside the box – or in this case, redesigning the box entirely to creatively repurpose shipping containers.
At its June 4 Commencement ceremony, RISD will confer
honorary Doctor of Fine Arts degrees on three individuals who have made groundbreaking contributions to the worlds of art, design and education.
Drew Beam 99 IL, Dawn Danby 00 ID and Eric Smith 94 GD are working together to create a series of entertaining educational videos that outline the principles of sustainable design and construction.
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