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  • 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.

  • Exploring Subterranean Rome

    04/03/2014
    A new summer Continuing Ed class invites students to analyze the layers of Rome’s long history by exploring its underground infrastructure. 

  • Natural Alliance

    04/01/2014
    Work by Landscape Architecture students helps seal the deal on a 250-acre land conservation project in Connecticut.

  • Diving Deep

    03/28/2014
    Ceramics Department Head Katy Schimert searches the ocean’s depths and captures the public’s imagination with a solo show and residency at UMass/Amherst.

  • Now in Production

    03/27/2014
    Graphic Design: Now in Production, a cutting-edge traveling exhibition about the rapidly changing field, wraps up its national tour at the RISD Museum.

  • Recruiting RISD Talent

    03/26/2014
    During RISD’s 2014 Design Portfolio Review, students networked with representatives from top tier companies including Google, Harmonix, The Daily Beast and West Elm.

  • Mastering Materials

    03/25/2014
    Members of the RISD community welcomed a range of practitioners to campus last week for Material Lessons, a two-day symposium sponsored by Furniture Design.

  • Embracing the Eccentric

    03/19/2014
    Since arriving at RISD Mariah Robinson 17 FS has been happily making everything from eye-catching puppets to splendidly strange animations.

  • Big Ideas in Urban Interventions

    03/19/2014
    Students work with Designtex to develop edgy, large-scale installations for downtown Providence. 

  • Rethinking Education in the Digital Age

    03/13/2014
    Education innovator Cathy Davidson discussed new approaches to higher ed in the final talk in RISD’s Mapping Learning series.

  • Art for Action

    03/11/2014
    Interdisciplinary artist and social activist Favianna Rodriguez creates powerful prints promoting social justice and championing immigrant rights.

  • Freedom to Focus

    03/10/2014
    A MacColl Johnson Fellowship is giving Associate Professor of Foundation Studies Leslie Hirst the freedom to pursue exciting new studio work while on sabbatical.

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The façade of the Chace Center, a new multipurpose hub that opened
in 2008, offers an interesting contrast to the historic campus
buildings that surround it.