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  • Under African Skies

    06/05/2014
    Mixed-media artist Josefina Muñoz Torres MFA 13 GL connects with an ancient, nomadic way of life that helps her redefine the meaning of home.

  • Reinventing Rocky Point

    06/04/2014
    Landscape Architecture students are researching possibilities and proposing sustainable strategies for a 120-acre waterfront site in Rhode Island.

  • Love Is All You Need

    06/03/2014
    Speakers at RISD’s Commencement ceremony on May 31 reminded students to build on their achievements by focusing on doing what they love. 

  • Ecocentric Practices

    06/02/2014
    An experimental spring studio sheds light on changing ecosystems by focusing on migrating marine duck species that winter in Rhode Island.

  • Fulbright Winners Headed in All Directions

    05/28/2014
    Three graduating seniors and an alum have won support to explore artistic traditions around the world.

  • Plating Perfection

    05/28/2014
    Birch, an award-winning restaurant in Providence, commissioned Ceramics students to create tableware to complement its menu and décor.

  • Fostering Environmental Literacy

    05/20/2014
    RISD is launching a new interdisciplinary concentration this fall focused on escalating interest in Nature Culture Sustainability Studies.

  • Airbnb Cofounder Supports RISD Scholarships

    05/02/2014
    Former scholarship recipient Joe Gebbia 05 ID/GD creates a significant endowed scholarship to support the next generation of art and design innovators.

  • STEAM Map Debuts on Capitol Hill

    05/12/2014
    President Somerson and RISD students introduced a new interactive tool at last week’s House STEAM Caucus briefing in Washington, DC.

  • Making Multimedia Magic

    05/13/2014
    This week 46 seniors in Film/Animation/Video are premiering their final live action and animated films at nightly public screenings.

  • Backing Textiles Innovation

    05/13/2014
    Amy Bernhardt 95 PR is thrilled to have won significant funding from the Rhode Island Foundation to launch a state-of-the-art digital textile printing facility in Providence.

  • Conflict Hits Home in Syria

    05/09/2014
    Syrian-American activist Lina Sergie Attar MArch 01 returns to RISD as part of the Dimensions of Engagement spring lecture series.

  • Exploring the Future of Education

    04/30/2014
    The first recipients of RISD 2050 Fund grants imagine radical changes in art and design education in response to a rapidly changing world.

  • Zipcar Founder Applauds Sharing Economy

    04/25/2014
    As part of RISD’s Shared Voices series, Robin Chase visited campus to speak about the importance of creating new economic models in a rapidly changing world.

  • Maharam Fellows Work for Social Change

    04/22/2014
    This summer nine RISD students will pursue internships designed to bring art and design thinking to the realm of public policy and large social issues.

  • Paradoxes and Polarities

    04/22/2014
    Multidisciplinary artist and MacArthur fellow Shahzia Sikander MFA 95 PT/PR encourages RISD students to question societal norms and reimagine the future.

  • The View from Afar

    04/17/2014
    Chitra Ganesh, RISD’s first Kirloskar Visiting Scholar in Painting, spoke about her multicultural influences and growing up Indian in New York City.

  • RISD Celebrates Leaders in Art and Design

    04/15/2014
    Todd Oldham, Jean Kennedy Smith, Bruce Mau and Hildegard Vásquez will be honored at RISD’s 2014 Commencement ceremony.

  • Vásquez to Accept 2014 Alumni Award

    04/15/2014
    At Commencement on May 31, RISD will recognize architect Hildegard Vásquez BArch 94 for her work in revitalizing Panama City’s Old Quarter.

  • Fairytales, Mughal Style

    04/03/2014
    Mariam Quraishi 15 IL makes brilliant illustrations inspired by Western folktales and includes centuries-old iconography from the Indian subcontinent.

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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.