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  • Designing a Desirable Future

    04/30/2015
    At Critical Design/Critical Futures, makers, writers, practitioners and educators exchanged ideas about the ways contemporary design influences forthcoming political, social and economic engagement.

  • Fresh Perspective

    04/29/2015
    Teaching at RISD allows Andrew Robarts, a recently hired assistant professor in History, Philosophy + the Social Sciences, to approach Middle Eastern history from a new angle.

  • Naturally Uplifting

    04/28/2015
    Brooklyn-based artist Mia Pearlman speaks to RISD students about her magical site-specific installations. 

  • Exploring Korean Culture

    04/27/2015
    RISD launches Slice of Life, an immersive study abroad program in Seoul, Korea. 

  • The Art of Networking

    04/17/2015
    Hundreds of students welcome advice from arts professionals at the 2015 Fine Arts Portfolio Review.

  • Breaking Through

    04/16/2015
    A visit from photojournalist and activist Richard Ross inspires RISD students to pursue social justice projects.

  • Mining the Margins

    04/14/2015
    Students work with the Raqs Media Collective to explore notions of narrative, counter-narrative and the power of marginalia.

  • Sharma Sheds Interim Title

    04/13/2015
    Design strategist, teacher and researcher Pradeep Sharma accepts a permanent appointment as provost.

  • Impossible Meetings

    04/09/2015
    In two provocative new shows, artist Janine Antoni MFA 89 SC presents visceral responses to embodied experience.

  • Aiming for Optimal Accessibility

    04/08/2015
    Two visiting designers from Microsoft offer a workshop for students and alumni interested in designing for people with disabilities.

  • Gensler Grants Golden Opportunity

    03/30/2015
    Scholarship winner Chereth Hines-Channer MArch 16 will gain invaluable experience interning at one of the world’s leading architectural firms.

  • Art Educator of the Year

    03/26/2015
    Gifted teacher Stephanie (Welch) Silverman 04 FD accepts a top honor at the National Art Education Association convention in New Orleans.

  • Talking Tools

    03/23/2015
    Students, faculty and visiting artists consider the link between digital interfaces and the imagination as part of RISD’s new tool ( ) series.

  • Iconoclasts Coming for Commencement

    03/18/2015
    Filmmaker John Waters, writer Adam Gopnik and musicians Chris Frantz 74 PT, Tina Weymouth 74 PT and Jerry Harrison to accept honorary degrees.

  • Making Personal Connections

    03/16/2015
    The Career Center’s Design Portfolio Review offers students the opportunity to meet with hundreds of potential employers.

  • Uncreative Practices

    03/16/2015
    Poet and provocateur Kenneth Goldsmith 84 SC leads a cross-disciplinary discussion about questions of plagiarism and originality in art, design and higher ed. 

  • Rockefeller Legacy Benefits Museum

    03/11/2015
    A new  $2.5-million gift to the RISD Museum builds on the Rockefeller family’s century-long legacy of supporting the arts in Rhode Island.

  • Building Aspirations

    03/09/2015
    Professor Jim Barnes BArch 69 works with graduate students in Architecture to inspire teens to pursue related fields.

  • Sound Vision

    03/03/2015
    Foundation Studies Programs Head Shawn Greenlee 96 PR has earned a MacColl Johnson Fellowship to explore ancient Asian instruments in the context of new technology. 

  • Making a Living Making Art

    02/25/2015
    In January, RISD’s Career Center hosted an event that offered professional advice for students hoping to break into the fine art market.

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RISD has a long history of offering Saturday and after-school classes for children and teens, as this photo from c. 1910 confirms.