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  • Sustainable “Shelter” for Indian Women

    05/21/2013
    Anchal uses design and thread to provide commercial sex workers an alternative source of income and break the cycle of dependency and despair.

  • Luxurious Leather Making

    05/20/2013
    This spring RISD was invited to send a faculty member and a grad student to the heart of the Tuscan Leather District to investigate the potential of vegetable tanned leather.

  • Smooth Sailing in Southern China

    05/20/2013
    Hong Kong-based alum Martin Lo BID 84 brings his design thinking to running a world-class shipyard with his eight brothers. 

     

  • New Contemporary Art Curator for Museum

    05/17/2013
    In September Dominic Molon will join the RISD Museum as Richard Brown Baker Curator of Contemporary Art.  

  • Lights, Camera, Collection

    05/16/2013
    Students in Apparel Design are sewing up a storm to prepare for Collection 2013, the annual runway show that takes to the stage this Saturday at the Rhode Island Convention Center.

  • The Disruptive Power of STEAM

    05/14/2013
    President John Maeda accepted a 2013 Tribeca Disruptive Innovation Award at the Tribeca Film Festival.

  • Where Observation Meets Imagination

    05/10/2013
    A diverse group of artists and scientists will turn Providence’s Ladd Observatory into a full immersion experience.

  • Life-Saving Textile

    05/09/2013
    Social activist Eliza Squibb13 TX designs a textile to convey a critical message about vaccinations to women in Mali, West Africa. 

  • Russia Rising

    05/08/2013
    As an expat and a designer, Misha Beletsky 95 IL watched the response to last year’s election scandal in Russia with great interest. 

  • The Art of Play

    05/07/2013
    Cas Holman, assistant professor of Industrial Design, designs interactive toys and tools that ignite the imagination. 

  • Drag Show Stuns and Amazes

    05/03/2013
    Cross-dressing kings and queens strutted their stuff on the RISD Auditorium stage in hopes of winning the legendary Brown/RISD Drag Show.

  • Nicole Miller in the Spotlight

    05/02/2013
    Last week Philadelphia University honored fashion icon Nicole Miller 73 AP with the 2013 Spirit of Design Award.

  • Krafty Advertising

    05/01/2013
    Major clothing brands – including Barney’s, Esprit and Calvin Klein – owe much of their success to the edgy marketing campaigns directed by Neil Kraft 78 PH.

  • Under the Arctic Ice

    04/30/2013
    Glass graduate Mara Streberger MFA 12 GL has been exploring Inuit culture as part of her Fulbright year abroad in Greenland and Denmark.

  • Exploring Critical Making

    04/30/2013
    RISD’s Critical Making Task Force is leading efforts to pursue selected goals set forth in the Strategic Plan, including the notion of establishing an interdisciplinary center with shared equipment. 

  • Looking Sharp

    04/25/2013
    The RISD Museum celebrates the connection between creativity and style in its major exhibition Artist/Rebel/Dandy: Men of Fashion.

  • Forging Fine Arts Connections

    04/25/2013
    RISD students networked with representatives from dozens of art galleries, residency programs and philanthropic organizations during the Fine Arts Portfolio Review.

  • Generating Great Ideas for RI

    04/24/2013
    Alumna Adrienne Gagnon MA 08 has won a Rhode Island Innovation Fellowship to help teach school kids how to use design thinking to nurture idea-generation and problem solving skills.

  • 3D Printing Comes Home

    04/23/2013
    Sculpture alumnus Janos Stone 98 SC recently released a new 3D printing app called Mecube.

  • Gall Defies Gravity

    04/23/2013
    In Unbound photographer Sally Gall 78 PH is showing a new body of work meant to evoke the feeling of floating.

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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.