Research, Practice, Teaching

The 155 full-time and approximately 305 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

The Storm Rages On
Kyna Leski discusses her book on creativity 

Mellon Faculty Fellow
John Dunnigan works with RISD Museum 

Gary Metz Lecture
Henry Horenstein’s punchy photographs 

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In informal crits, students are called on to defend their own work and provide constructive feedback to each other.