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  • Reflecting on Culture, Crits + Self-Confidence

    03/16/2017
    Artist Carla Edwards MFA 04 SC has returned to RISD to mentor juniors in Sculpture, foster their self-confidence and teach the critical language needed to help advance their work.   

  • Fostering Global Futures

    03/06/2017
    As a Global Faculty Fellow this year and next, Associate Professor Paolo Cardini is promoting pluralistic dialogue about the future through an ongoing series of international workshops. 

  • Writing with Pictures

    02/10/2017
    Students in a Wintersession studio hone new ways to tell stories through comic books and graphic novels.

  • Disarming Conversation in Santa Fe

    01/20/2017
    Designer Yuki Murata MID 02 hopes to make the city she calls home a hub for design-centered problem solving addressing global issues such as nuclear proliferation.

  • Exploring the Gray Areas

    01/10/2017
    New Assistant Professor of Political Economy Alero Akporiaye brings much-needed perspective to the understanding of the global economy.

  • Preparing for Mars

    12/12/2016
    An independent research project headed up by RISD’s NASA Coordinator Michael Lye 96 ID puts an entirely new spin on the simulated space suit.

  • Art + Alchemy

    11/11/2016
    Glass students and faculty members team up with visiting scientists and historians to test and validate a 16th-century recipe for gold ruby glass.

  • Interventions in Global Markets

    10/14/2016
    New D+M faculty member Matt Kenyon’s recent brush with a state-run oil company gives context to the way art can critique complex market systems. 

  • Mississippi Music Stories

    10/03/2016
    In his work with the GRAMMY Museum Mississippi, Dean of Liberal Arts Dan Cavicchi has shed new light on how the state's musicians helped define pop music – and how pop music has changed the world.

  • Place and Process

    09/30/2016
    New Furniture Design faculty member Patty Johnson collaborates with master craftspeople around the world, exploring how objects are transformed by material and culture.  

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Foundation Studies students consider each other's work under the guidance of Professor Merlin Szasz.