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  • Disarming Conversation in Santa Fe

    01/20/2017
    Designer Yuki Murata MID 02 hopes to make the city she calls home a hub for design-centered problem solving addressing global issues such as nuclear proliferation.

  • Interrogating the Technoscape

    01/17/2017
    Digital + Media grad students are teaching a trio of Wintersession studios they conceived of themselves to explore how technology shapes – and is shaped by – history and culture.

  • Exploring the Gray Areas

    01/10/2017
    New Assistant Professor of Political Economy Alero Akporiaye brings much-needed perspective to the understanding of the global economy.

  • Reassessing the Museum Experience

    01/03/2017
    RISD grad student Maia Chao MFA 17 GL and recent alum Josephine Devanbu BRDD 16 PT invite people who never go to art museums to visit and critique the RISD Museum.

  • Sited in History

    12/21/2016
    Students in a cross-disciplinary studio create site-specific installations that bring the significance of a historic fort in Newport, RI alive for visitors to the state park.

  • Cross-disciplinary Exploration at Co-Works

    12/19/2016
    Students in a cross-disciplinary Sculpture elective expanded their studio practices by exploring high-tech approaches to manipulating textiles. 

  • Preparing for Mars

    12/12/2016
    An independent research project headed up by RISD’s NASA Coordinator Michael Lye 96 ID puts an entirely new spin on the simulated space suit.

  • The Big Picture

    12/05/2016
    Ceramics students in their last year of study develop strategies for cultivating their artistic practices and presenting their work to the wider world.

  • Promoting Artistic Dialogue

    11/28/2016
    Grad student Anina Major MFA 17 CR sees her ceramics practice as an expression of her commitment to furthering cultural tradition and making a positive impact on the world. 

  • Building Business Savvy

    11/17/2016
    RISD Careers hosts a full-day entrepreneurial “boot camp” to help artists and designers interested in making a living through their creative work.

  • Art + Alchemy

    11/11/2016
    Glass students and faculty members team up with visiting scientists and historians to test and validate a 16th-century recipe for gold ruby glass.

  • A Charette of Historic Proportions

    11/10/2016
    All undergraduate and graduate students in Interior Architecture threw themselves into an intensive design competition to reimagine a space for the RI Historical Society.

  • Designing a School for the Arts

    11/04/2016
    Students in an advanced architecture studio are exploring how highly specialized programming informs a building’s form and material character.

  • Finding His Voice

    11/01/2016
    Student Alliance President Patrick Hulse 17 IL says that at RISD he has learned to express himself – both visually and verbally.

  • Sikander Imagines New Frontiers

    10/28/2016
    As RISD’s 2016 Kirloskar Visiting Scholar, multidisciplinary artist Shahzia Sikander MFA 95 PT/PR is sharing insights about Islam, collaboration and multiculturalism through a series of public programs.

  • Planetary Research Practices

    10/26/2016
    During a recent visit to the Northeast Planetary Data Center, students in Digital + Media began exploring the astronomical potential of creative research.

  • Design Without Boundaries

    10/17/2016
    As RISD’s first-ever winner of a prestigious Angelo Donghia Foundation scholarship, Madison Kim BRDD 17 IA is feeling on top of the world as she wraps up degrees at both RISD and Brown.

  • Interventions in Global Markets

    10/14/2016
    New D+M faculty member Matt Kenyon’s recent brush with a state-run oil company gives context to the way art can critique complex market systems. 

  • Strachan Captivates at RISD Weekend

    10/12/2016
    In his keynote address at this year's alumni and parents' weekend, Tavares Strachan 03 GL revealed the thinking and creative process behind his compelling work.

  • Forging New Connections

    10/06/2016
    As a Jewelry + Metalsmithing major, junior Anthony Anderson 18 JM is discovering new ways to speak through art.

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At RISD there's nothing unusual about suddenly finding a doorknob on a tree trunk, shown here across from Carr House,
the charming home of Student Life offices and the student-run Carr Haus Café.