This summer nine RISD students will pursue internships designed to bring art and design thinking to the realm of public policy and large social issues.
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Multidisciplinary artist and MacArthur fellow Shahzia Sikander MFA 95 PT/PR encourages RISD students to question societal norms and reimagine the future.
Mariam Quraishi 15 IL makes brilliant illustrations inspired by Western folktales and includes centuries-old iconography from the Indian subcontinent.
RISD students recently traveled to Earth University, a Costa Rican research institute focused on sustainable agriculture, to build a functional and energy efficient prototype of a one-room schoolhouse.
In a two-part studio sponsored by Cessna, students are exploring the nature of flight and ways to improve the experience of aviation.
Scores of scientists, mathematicians and engineers connect with artists and designers at RISD’s fourth biennial design science symposium.
Students who explored the global slave trade and traveled to South Africa last fall are now sharing their insights in Unearthing Legacy, a powerful exhibition on view through February 27 at RISD’s Red Eye Gallery.
Students enrolled in Votelab: Designing for Democracy are applying design thinking to help solve some of the systemic kinks in the US election process.
As part of RISD’s 2014 MLK series, photojournalist Richard Ross will exhibit and speak about his riveting work, which sheds light on major problems in America’s juvenile justice system.
Fascinating material experiments conducted by Diana Wagner MID 14 have resulted in revolutionary surface treatment techniques and innovative robotic textile garments.
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