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  • Lifesaving Textile Designs

    The GAIA Vaccine Foundation wins a $100,000 grant that will help Eliza Squibb 13 TX and her colleagues educate African women about crucial healthcare concerns.

  • Focusing on Race

    To promote dialogue, Nicole Buchanan 15 PH is creating a photographic series on students of color at RISD.

  • I, Robot

    Seoul-based designer Han Seok Nam MIA 08 is working to bring his compact Archibot to market as a means of minimizing human error.

  • Ceramics for the Self

    After leaving her home country of Myanmar, Soe Yu Nwe MFA 15 CR finds that she’s now fully focused on anchoring herself through her work.

  • Smart Textiles

    New Assistant Professor of Textiles Jesse Asjes is experimenting with wearable technology, combining solid chips with soft knitwear.

  • The Power of Experimentation

    Students involved in the RISD and Brown STEAM groups welcome Dutch polymath Theo Jansen to campus.


    Many RISD alumni have been involved in shaping the look and feel of The Simpsons, now the longest-running animated sitcom on American TV.

  • Wong Accepts Accolades for ¡CityArts!

    Barbara Wong MA 95, executive director of ¡CityArts!, explains how Providence’s nationally recognized afterschool arts program builds bridges for kids.

  • Inspiring Inflatables

    Recent alums founded Pneuhaus, a contemporary art and design collective focused on making gargantuan inflatables and other breathtaking objects.

  • Land and Sea

    Landscape Architecture students work across disciplines to find sustainable solutions to problems associated with Rhode Island’s coastline.

  • Inner Space

    Sui Park MDes 13 creates luminous, otherworldly sculptures that play off the unexpected beauty she sees in everyday architecture. 

  • Designing Healthy Communities

    Architects, designers, researchers and policy makers discuss strategies for initiating change and rethinking America’s unhealthiest neighborhoods.

  • Fighting Ebola

    Students and faculty collaborate to brainstorm new tools and techniques for battling the epidemic in West Africa.

  • New Directions in South Asian Art

    Kirloskar Visiting Scholar Chitra Ganesh hosts a panel discussion on contemporary South Asian art in conjunction with an exhibition of her recent work.

  • Research + Design

    Claudia Rebola, a new associate professor in Industrial Design, revels in RISD’s diverse perspectives and shared passions. 

  • Designing the Future

    Susan Szenasy, longtime editor and publisher of Metropolis magazine, shares insights about the future of design and design education.

  • Hellbent for Leather

    At the international symposium on leather and shoemaking RISD hosted last week, presenters spoke about traditional techniques and state-of-the-art innovations.

  • Making Professional Connections

    RISD students networked with representatives from influential companies at Internship Connect, the latest RISD Career Center event.

  • Cubist Fantasy

    Grad student Emily Yen MArch 15 wins an international competition to design a preview of the Museum of Science Fiction in Washington, DC.

  • Endless Possibilities for Critical Making

    Interim President Rosanne Somerson 76 ID hosts Critical Making: Making Critical Outcomes, a panel discussion at RISD by Design weekend.

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.