News + Research

  • News

    Remaking History

    Centuries-old textiles in the amazing collection at the RISD Museum inspire students to create stunning contemporary work in response to specific pieces. 

    NSF Backs Advances in Textile Design

    Having just won part of a $1.2-million grant from the National Science Foundation, Brooks Hagan MFA 02 TX is leading RISD’s new Virtual Textiles Research Group.

    Naturally Sustainable

    Interested in how textile design can empower rural communities, Maharam Fellows Lyza Baum 16 TX and Emilie Jehng 16 TX  researched natural dye practices on the remote Filipino island of Bohol.

    Oldham Shares Warmth + Wisdom

    Designer Todd Oldham has visited RISD several times this semester to offer Textiles students valuable feedback and helpful, real-world advice.

    Talking Tools

    Students, faculty and visiting artists consider the link between digital interfaces and the imagination as part of RISD’s new tool ( ) series.