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  • Uncreative Practices

    03/16/2015
    Poet and provocateur Kenneth Goldsmith 84 SC leads a cross-disciplinary discussion about questions of plagiarism and originality in art, design and higher ed. 

  • Building Aspirations

    03/09/2015
    Professor Jim Barnes BArch 69 works with graduate students in Architecture to inspire teens to pursue related fields.

  • Sound Vision

    03/03/2015
    Foundation Studies Programs Head Shawn Greenlee 96 PR has earned a MacColl Johnson Fellowship to explore ancient Asian instruments in the context of new technology. 

  • Biennial Showcases Teachers’ Talents

    02/23/2015
    The 2015 Faculty Biennial at the RISD Museum presents an enticing mix of vibrant work – including crowd-pleasing surprises.

  • Painting from Life

    02/03/2015
    Julie Gearan’s unconventional portrait of outgoing Rhode Island Governor Lincoln Chafee captures his spirit and the mood of his term in office.

  • Latin American Perspective

    12/11/2014
    Recently hired Assistant Professor of Foundation Studies Paula Gaetano Adi brings a cultural perspective to her work in new media.

  • Smart Textiles

    12/01/2014
    New Assistant Professor of Textiles Jesse Asjes is experimenting with wearable technology, combining solid chips with soft knitwear.

  • 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.

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