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  • Davis Calls Students to Action

    When Angela Davis visited RISD in January, students packed the auditorium to hear her speak.

  • RISD Partners with US State Department

    Renowned sculptor Jim Drain 98 SC works with students during Wintersession to design a site-specific installation for an Art in Embassies project in Morocco.

  • Design that Does Good Best

    A new interdisciplinary studio co-taught by architect Lynnette Widder and architectural historian Ijlal Muzaffar culminated in a thought-provoking conference on architecture for the public good.

  • Heartbroken but Happy: Handler and Kalman Visit RISD

    Author Daniel Handler and Illustrator Maira Kalman came to RISD to discuss their creative process with participants in RISD’s Project Open Door after-school program, the RISD Museum teen program and the broader RISD community.

  • Designs to Deliver Comfort

    Interior Architecture graduate students design and install handcrafted furniture to help families living at a shelter in Woonsocket, RI.

  • Following Dreams by Following Ideas

    Tino Chow 09 ID, cofounder of the multidisciplinary design studio Big New Ideas, spoke about dreaming and designing at TedxHunstville.

  • Opportunities to Make It Better

    A new healthcare internship program at the Department of Health and Human Services grew out of RISD’s 2011 Make It Better symposium.

  • Passion and Problem-Solving: Artists as Entrepreneurs

    The RISD Career Center held its first-ever Entrepreneur Mindshare on Saturday, November 12. Billed as part TED conference and part boot camp, the all-day event was designed to get RISD students and alumni energized about creative entrepreneurship.

  • Alums Revive a Tiny Town in Hudson Valley

    The Wassaic Project connects artists with each other and with the local community.

  • RI to Fund Bold New Ideas

    A new fellowship opportunity announced by the Rhode Island Foundation will provide substantial seed money to Rhode Islanders with good ideas about how to solve statewide problems.

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