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  • Designing the Future

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

  • 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.

  • FAV Wins Big in Ottawa

    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

    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

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

  • A Strong Voice for the Arts

    New Dean of Fine Arts Sheri Wills is looking forward to collaborating with her colleagues to keep RISD’s well-respected fine arts programs at the leading edge.

  • Witnessing History

    Twenty objects made by students as part of last spring's Witness Tree Project are on view through October 5 in an exhibition in New Jersey.

  • Epic Plankton

    Summer interns at the Nature Lab are making an animated educational program about the importance of marine plankton.

  • Dancing on the Ceiling

    Designer, educator, retail expert and curator Matthew Bird 89 ID takes his cues from the weirdness of life. 

  • Designing Homes of the Future

    Students are positively exhilarated by the entire 2014 Solar Decathlon Europe experience.

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