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  • Land and Sea

    11/18/2014
    Landscape Architecture students work across disciplines to find sustainable solutions to problems associated with Rhode Island’s coastline.

  • Designing Healthy Communities

    11/14/2014
    Architects, designers, researchers and policy makers discuss strategies for initiating change and rethinking America’s unhealthiest neighborhoods.

  • Fighting Ebola

    11/13/2014
    Students and faculty collaborate to brainstorm new tools and techniques for battling the epidemic in West Africa.

  • New Directions in South Asian Art

    11/10/2014
    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

    11/03/2014
    Claudia Rebola, a new associate professor in Industrial Design, revels in RISD’s diverse perspectives and shared passions. 

  • Designing the Future

    10/30/2014
    Susan Szenasy, longtime editor and publisher of Metropolis magazine, shares insights about the future of design and design education.

  • Endless Possibilities for Critical Making

    10/16/2014
    Interim President Rosanne Somerson 76 ID hosts Critical Making: Making Critical Outcomes, a panel discussion at RISD by Design weekend.

  • FAV Wins Big in Ottawa

    10/10/2014
    FAV students and alumni stand out at the 2014 Ottawa International Animation Festival, one of the most prestigious competitions in the field.

  • Shaping Rhode Island’s Economy

    10/01/2014
    RISD hosts a conference focused on art, design and manufacturing in Rhode Island and offers visitors a glimpse of Co-Works, a new interdisciplinary studio space.

  • Inspiring Scholarly Culture

    10/01/2014
    Newly appointed Dean of Liberal Arts Daniel Cavicchi is fascinated with the rich interplay between studio and scholarly learning.

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