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  • Design for Fictional Life

    02/16/2017
    Students in a Wintersession Industrial Design studio conceived of by two grad students made future-focused work inspired by science fiction.

  • Transcending Medium

    02/14/2017
    Colombian artist Vanessa Nieto Romero MFA 17 PR embraces a variety of mediums to convey messages about women’s rights and human dignity.

  • Writing with Pictures

    02/10/2017
    Students in a Wintersession studio hone new ways to tell stories through comic books and graphic novels.

  • Beautiful Books Made by Hand

    02/06/2017
    Students have created an incredible range of projects for the Fleet Library at RISD’s annual Artists’ Book Exhibition.

  • Unpacking the Politics of Identity

    02/03/2017
    A timely and ambitious Wintersession lecture series encourages educators and designers to break down the barriers created by unconscious bias.

  • Designing with Clear Conviction

    01/30/2017
    Through a variety of projects, senior Olivia Park 17 GD uses graphic design to dismantle stereotypes and question the influence of technology on popular culture.

  • Half a Century of Activism

    01/25/2017
    Artist and former Black Panther Party member Emory Douglas shares highlights from more than 50 years of creative resistance.

  • Clarity through Collaboration

    01/24/2017
    Recent graduate Anna Riley 14 GL speaks about the value of grants and residencies to moving her practice forward. 

  • 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.

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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.