Research, Practice, Teaching

The 147 full-time and approximately 360 adjunct faculty members who teach at RISD nurture critical thinking, making and innovation through immersive, discipline-based learning grounded in studio practice. As accomplished artists, designers, architects, scholars and educators, they create and continually stimulate RISD’s culture of research and discovery, while showing exceptional dedication to teaching and mentoring students. Beyond the studio and classroom RISD’s faculty are leaders in their respective fields, pursuing a fascinating array of projects and producing an amazing range work – as is evidenced by the stories presented here.


Faculty News

Handweavers visit RISD
Convergence 2014 includes on-campus textiles workshops

Building Creativity
Industrial designer Cas Holman launches Rigamajig

Residency in Israel
Printmaker Daniel Heyman spends a month near Tel Aviv

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