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  • 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.

  • Nurturing Young Talent

    Ghanain painter and community artist Munir Mohammed MA 99 finds joy and serenity in teaching.

In a studio called Design Science students explore geometric patterns and relationships, in part by constructing models.