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  • Reimagining Household Chores

    To usher in the new millennium, Maytag sponsored a series of interdisciplinary studios focused on generating new ideas about home appliances.

  • Bamboo Design Initiative

    RISD and the Environmental Bamboo Foundation in Bali, Indonesia, engaged in a multi-year partnership to explore innovative uses and applications of bamboo—a research venture that proved the true value of this amazing renewable resource.

  • Experimental Exchange

    In a unique interdisciplinary studio, Ceramics and Architecture students teamed up to work with troubled boys to create a permanent installation at their school. 

  • VELUX Helps Light the Way to Urban Farming

    The Danish company VELUX, a global manufacturer of skylights and roof windows, challenged RISD Architecture students to consider the role of natural lighting as they worked to repurpose an old mill building.

  • Home of the Future

    For the Solar Pavilion Collaborative Research Project, RISD and Brown researchers are working with Viessmann Manufacturing Company to build a small demonstration structure powered by a thermal electric system.