Recent Coverage

  • A One-on-One With RISD President Rosanne Somerson

    A One-on-One With RISD President Rosanne Somerson

    Merida Off the Loom | December 2, 2014

    Interim President Rosanne Somerson discusses that companies like Merida are invaluable in helping to revitalizing our strong tradition of craftsmanship in America.

  • Building Design From The Inside Out

    Building Design From The Inside Out

    Archinect | November 24, 2014

    At the intersection of architecture, conservation and design, RISD’s Interior Architecture department takes an innovative approach to the reuse and transformation of existing buildings.

  • Brown and RISD Students Develop Ideas to Combat Ebola

    Brown and RISD Students Develop Ideas to Combat Ebola

    ABC 6 | November 20, 2014 | Samantha Lavien

    Student and faculty from Rhode Island School of Design and Brown University recently have created several different proposals to help in the fight against Ebola as part of the U.S. Agency for International Development challenge.

  • Student Community Service Opens Doors And Eyes

    Student Community Service Opens Doors And Eyes

    Providence Business News | November 3, 2014 | Gabrielle Porter


    Susan Andersen, assistant director of employer relations at RISD, discusses how students with a service background have sought-after skills employers are looking for.

     

  • Putting Art in STEM

    Putting Art in STEM

    The New York Times | October 31, 2014 | Henry Fountain

    Techstyle Haus, an entry in the 2014 Solar Decathlon Europe, is an example of STEAM in action. To build Techstyle Haus, students from Rhode Island School of Design teamed with Brown engineering majors as well as students from the University of Applied Sciences Erfurt, Germany.

     

  • RISD Opens Collaborative Design Space

    RISD Opens Collaborative Design Space

    NBC 10 - September 29, 2014 | Olivia Fecteau

    RISD recently celebrated the opening of Co-Works, a new facility where faculty and students can work together.

  • RISD Conference Focuses on Transforming R.I. Economy

    RISD Conference Focuses on Transforming R.I. Economy

    Providence Journal | September 29, 2014 | Kate Bramson

    RISD welcomed visitors to campus to share the school's vision of how RISD can play a key role as local manufacturers seek ways to remain relevant in a changing economy. The opening of a new Co-Works facility where faculty and students can work together was also celebrated.

  • Recognizing a Vibrant Underground

    Recognizing a Vibrant Underground

    The New York Times | September 25, 2014 | Ken Johnson

    “A rousing exhibition … samples an extraordinarily lively history that’s been hiding in plain sight for half a century.”
    — Ken Johnson, art critic

  • 'What Nerve!': A Shadow History of American Art

    'What Nerve!': A Shadow History of American Art

    ARTINFO | September 17, 2014 | Scott Indrisek

    'What Nerve! Alternative Figures in American Art, 1960 to the Present', on view at Rhode Island School of Design Museum of Art from September 19 through January 4.

  • STEM is Incredibly Valuable

    STEM is Incredibly Valuable

    The Washington Post | September 5, 2014 | Justin Brady

     Math and science matter, but that's not all. If we want the best innovators we must teach the arts.

  • If Thomas Edison's Trees Could Talk

    If Thomas Edison's Trees Could Talk

    Wall Street Journal | August 28, 2014 | Sophia Hollander

    In partnership with the National Park Service, 'Witness Trees' from Thomas Edison's home and studio have been made into art by RISD students.

  • Fine-Art Students Get Lessons in Business

    Fine-Art Students Get Lessons in Business

    The Wall Street Journal | August 6, 2014 | Adam Rubenfire

    Rhode Island School of Design is among a growing group of fine-art schools embracing programs that foster entrepreneurship.

  • Students Revamp Central Falls Plaza

    Students Revamp Central Falls Plaza

    Pawtucket Times | July 15, 2014 | Joseph Fitzgerald

    A joint project by students from Rhode Island School of Design, Brown University and Pontificia Universidad Javeriana in Bogotá, Colombia transformed a vacant lot into a public plaza and park.

  • A House That Sips Energy

    A House That Sips Energy

    The New York Times | July 2, 2014 | Sandy Keenan

    Techstyle Haus, designed by students from RISD, Brown and the University of Applied Science Erfurt, is one of 25 projects on display through July 14 at the Solar Decathlon Europe 2014 in Versailles, France.

  • RISD Appoints Two Deans

    RISD Appoints Two Deans

    Providence Business News | July 1, 2014 | Pat Daddona

    Sheri Wills has been appointed dean of fine arts, while Daniel Cavicchi has been promoted from acting dean of liberal arts to the permanent position.
  • I Think I just Saw The Future, In This House

    I Think I just Saw The Future, In This House

    io9 | June 26, 2014 | Annalee Newitz

    Students from the Rhode Island School of Design, Brown University and Germany's Erfurt University of Applied Sciences have created Techstyle Haus, a textile house entered in the 2014 Solar Decathlon competition.

  • Art Offers Manufacturing Fresh Perspectives

    Art Offers Manufacturing Fresh Perspectives

    Financial Times | June 17, 2014 | Rose Jacobs

    Amy Bernhardt [95 PR] will soon launch Colorfast, a state-of-the-art research and manufacturing facility for designing and producing digitally printed textiles.

     Says Rosanne Somerson, RISD's Interim President, the ability to step back from a process and rethink it entirely often requires an artist's mind. "Artists and designers don't just solve problems, they reframe questions," she says.

  • RISD Grad Show

    RISD Grad Show

    Providence Journal | May 22, 2014 | Bill Van Siclen

    Highlights from the 2014 RISD Graduate Student Thesis Exhibition.

  • A Diverse Display

    A Diverse Display

    The Providence Phoenix | May 21, 2014 | Greg Cook

    Highlights from the 2014 RISD Graduate Student Thesis Exhibition.

  • RISD Fashion Show

    RISD Fashion Show

    Women's Wear Daily | May 12, 2014 | Rosemary Feitelberg

    Highlights from RISD Collection.

  • Brown, RISD students team up for global energy-efficiency competition

    Brown, RISD students team up for global energy-efficiency competition

    Providence Journal | May 2, 2014 | Alex Kuffner

    A team of students from Rhode Island School of Design,  Brown University and the University of Applied Sciences Erfurt have teamed up on the one-of-a-kind, soft-shelled house that they are entering in the 2014 Solar Decathlon Europe.

  • Haute Off The Runway

    Haute Off The Runway

    Providence Monthly | April 22, 2014 | Ashlyn Mooney

    RISD's Collection 2015 showcases tomorrow's star fashion designers.

  • Collection to be Held May 10

    Collection to be Held May 10

    The Providence Journal | April 18, 2014 | Jenna Pelletier

    Collection, RISD's annual fashion show, will be held May 10 at the Rhode Island Convention Center.

  • And the Honorary Degree Recipients Are...

    And the Honorary Degree Recipients Are...

    Rhode Island Public Radio | April 18, 2014 | Elisabeth Harrison

    The RISD community is excited to welcome honorary degree recipients Todd Oldham and Jean Kennedy Smith, along with Commencement speaker Bruce Mau. Hildegard Vásquez [BArch 94] will accept the 2014 Alumni Award for Professional Achievement.

  • Techstyle Haus Starts to Take Shape

    Techstyle Haus Starts to Take Shape

    ABC 6 | April 16, 2014

    Students from Brown, RISD and the University of Applied Sciences in Erfurt have teamed up to create Techstyle Haus. The home is made entirely of textiles and will be entered in the Solar Decathlon competition taking place in France in July. 

  • 10 Innovative STEAM Education Apps

    10 Innovative STEAM Education Apps

    eSchool News | April 4, 2014 | Carly Buchanan

    Adding the “a” for arts, there are plenty of options perfect for integrating STEAM in the classroom.

  • House Made of Textiles Will Use the Energy of a Hair Dryer

    House Made of Textiles Will Use the Energy of a Hair Dryer

    The Huffington Post | March 20, 2014 | Jennifer Grayson

    A team of students from the Rhode Island School of Design, Brown University and the University of Applied Sciences Erfurt is creating an architecturally unique entry for the upcoming biennial Solar Decathlon Europe competition.

  • RISD, Brown Team Up To Build A Solar House

    RISD, Brown Team Up To Build A Solar House

    Rhode Island Public Radio | March 2, 2014 | Ambar Espinoza

    Students from RISD, Brown and the University of Applied Sciences Erfurt in Germany are building a solar house to be entered in the 2014 Solar Decathlon Europe.

  • College Collaboration Building Solar House

    College Collaboration Building Solar House

    ABC 6 | February 20, 2014 | Chelsea Priest

    RISD and Brown students are collaborating on Techstyle Haus, a solar powered house that will be entered in the 2014 Solar Decathlon.

  • STEM + Art = STEAM

    STEM + Art = STEAM

    WCAI | February 17, 2014 | Jenny Junker

    WCAI visited RISD, to hear about STEAM from RISD's Director of Government Relations Babette Allina, and also about examples of artwork that melds art and science, like the multi media creations of Dennis Hlynsky [74 FAV].

  • Gaining STEAM: Teaching Science Through Art

    Gaining STEAM: Teaching Science Through Art

    U.S. News & World Report | February 13, 2014 | Eliza Krigman

    Babette Allina, RISD's Director of Government Relations, and Meghan Reilly Michaud [01 GD] discuss the importance of STEAM and how art informs science, technology, engineering and math [STEM].

  • Illumination of Grace

    Illumination of Grace

    Rhode Island Monthly | February 11, 2014 | Jen McCaffery

    Recently, Grace Church Cemetery was illuminated during a lighting installation project by students.

  • Three Artist Win R.I. Foundation Grants

    Three Artist Win R.I. Foundation Grants

    Providence Business News | February 7, 2014 | Pat Daddona

    Anthony Giannini [MFA 12 PT], Associate Professor of Foundation Studies Leslie Hirst and FAV Critic Daniel Sousa [94 IL] received a MacColl Johnson Fellowship from the Rhode Island Foundation. 

     

  • Danny Glover Addresses Responsibility of Artists in the World

    Danny Glover Addresses Responsibility of Artists in the World

    Providence Journal | January 30, 2014 | Andy Smith

    Actor and social activist Danny Glover recently delivered the keynote lecture in RISD’s Martin Luther King Jr. series. In his lecture, he addressed the responsibility of artists not merely as creators, but as citizens of the world.

  • Art and Love at Brockton's Fuller Museum

    Art and Love at Brockton's Fuller Museum

    The Boston Globe | January 30, 2014 | Robert Knox

    Interim President Rosanne Somerson recently exhibited at “Made in Massachusetts: Studio Furniture of the Bay State” and during the closing reception she spoke on "Designing the Future."

  • Edelman To Deliver MLK Keynote At RISD

    Edelman To Deliver MLK Keynote At RISD

    The Washington Times | January 25, 2014 | Associated Press

    Children's Defense Fund President Marian Wright Edelman delivered annual Martin Luther King, Jr. keynote lecture.

  • At RISD, a Glimpse At Kids Behind bars

    At RISD, a Glimpse At Kids Behind bars

    The Providence Phoenix | January 22, 2014 | Philip Eil

    A conversation with photojournalist Richard Ross about his riveting work, "Juvenile In Justice." Ross visited campus and presented a lecture as part of the 2014 MLK Series. 

  • STEM Needs a New Letter

    STEM Needs a New Letter

    The Atlantic | January 13, 2014 | Jessica Lahey

    Science, technology, engineering, math - and arts and design. A look at turning STEM into STEAM.

  • 30 Under 30: The Best of Art And Style

    30 Under 30: The Best of Art And Style

    Forbes | January 6, 2014

    Seven alums made it to the latest list of "the brightest stars" in the Art & Style category. Alums include: Victo Ngai [10 IL], Asher Dunn [08 ID], Colin P. Kelly [07 ID], Jemima Kirke [08 PT], Simon Haas [08 AR], and Lotta Nieminen [GD], Crystal Ellis [MFA 11 SC]. 

  • Turning STEM Into STEAM

    Turning STEM Into STEAM

    KUHF News for Houston | January 6, 2014 | Laurie Johnson

    Babette Allina, Director of Government Relations, discusses the concept of STEM to STEAM.

  • Solar Decathlon: Techstyle Haus

    Solar Decathlon: Techstyle Haus

    Providence Journal | December 19, 2013 | Alex Kuffner

    A collaboration between students from RISD, Brown University and the University of Erfurt in Germany, was formed to design an innovative energy-efficient home for the 2014 Solar Decathlon Europe.

  • Local Literature

    Local Literature

    The Providence Phoenix | December 11, 2013 | Phil Eil

    A look at local literature including, The Art of Critical Making: Rhode Island School of Design on Creative Practice. Edited by Interim President Rosanne Somerson and Mara L. Hermano.

  • Google Glass Release Date

    Google Glass Release Date

    International Digital Times | November 11, 2013 | Melanie Ehrenkranz

    A look at how college students, including RISD students, are experimenting with the wearable technology.

  • 15 Selected Emerging Artists Enroll Into SEAF

    15 Selected Emerging Artists Enroll Into SEAF

    Middle East Online | November 7, 2013

    The Salama bint Hamdan Al Nahyan Foundation in partnership with the Rhode Island School of Design has established the Salama bint Hamdan Al Nahyan Emerging Artists Fellowship, a year-long program aimed at supporting 15 emerging artists in the UAE from the various visual arts disciplines.

  • AT RISD, Designers Share Stories of Business Growth and Insights

    AT RISD, Designers Share Stories of Business Growth and Insights

      Providence Journal | October 29, 2013 | Kate Bramson

     The Greater Providence Chamber of Commerce recently held the second installment of its newest signature event, The Garage, at the Chace Center. The event focused on the intersection of design, manufacturing and connectivity as economic drivers in Rhode Island. 

  • Design Classes Help MBAs Think Outside the Box

    Design Classes Help MBAs Think Outside the Box

    U.S. News & World Report | October 28, 2013 | Delece Smith Barrow

    Product Design & Development is a popular integrated product design course taught collaboratively by RISD and MIT. Bringing design, engineering and business majors together is an experience that leads students to solve problems in different ways.

  • Taking The Initiative On Internships

    Taking The Initiative On Internships

    Providence Business News | October 21, 2013 | Patricia Daddona

    More than 60 companies met with 450 RISD students last month at Internship Connect.

  • The Guru of Advanced Hindsight

    The Guru of Advanced Hindsight

    The Providence Phoenix | April 24, 2013 | Phil Eil

    Behavioral economist Dan Ariely recently spoke at RISD as part of "Shared Voices" The Presidential Speaker Series. Phil Eil of The Providence Phoenix spoke with Dan before his lecture.

  • RISD at TEDMED

    RISD at TEDMED

    Providence Business News | April 16, 2013 | Alex Kowalski

    President John Maeda recently presented at the 2013 TEDMED conference. Portraits of speakers by RISD students and faculty were displayed at the venue and six students provided graphic illustrations for the sessions.

  • Design Process is a Social Creative Act

    Design Process is a Social Creative Act

    Abitare | April 12, 2013

    In a video interview, Dean Pradeep Sharma discusses how important it is for students curriculum to include experiences of collaboration.

  • What Airbnb Learned From Jiro Dreams of Sushi

    What Airbnb Learned From Jiro Dreams of Sushi

    Gigaom | April 4, 2013 | Kate Fehrenbacher

     Airbnb cofounder Joe Gebbia ['05/ID/GD] drew inspiration from documentary Jiro Dreams of Sushi. As Gebbia explains, "Jiro embodies craftsmanship and detail."

  • Scientific Artistry: Unlocking the Biology of Pure White

    Scientific Artistry: Unlocking the Biology of Pure White

    Arcade | March 2013 | Lizzie Kripke

    Brown/RISD Dual Degree student Lizzie Kripke discusses her internship at the Marine Biological Laboratory and seeking to integrate artistic and scientific methods of problem solving in the realm of neuroscience.

  • STEM + A = STEAM

    STEM + A = STEAM

    Arcade | March 2013 | Sarah Pease [13 FD]

    The RISD STEAM club guest edited the latest issue of Arcade with contributions from the RISD community. Founder and president of the STEAM club Sarah Pease provides and introduction to STEAM.

  • Cross Campus Collaborations

    Cross Campus Collaborations

    Core77 | March 13, 2013 | Sara Pease [13 FD]

    Four recent alums, Taylor McKenzie-Veal [MFA 12 FD], Scot Bailey [MFA 12 FD], Ian Stell [MFA 12 FD], and Yumi Yoshida [MFA 12 FD], along with faculty advisor Christopher Specce, worked for almost two years to design and produce a suite of site-specific furniture for Brown's newest building, the Granoff Center for the Creative Arts.

  • RISD's Largest Ever International Gift

    RISD's Largest Ever International Gift

    Rhode Island Public Radio | March 8, 2013 | Elisabeth Harrison

    RISD has received the single largest gift ever from an international donor to create a new visiting scholar position in Painting.

  • Renowned Event Planner Returns to RISD

    Renowned Event Planner Returns to RISD

    Rhode Island Monthly | March 6, 2013 | Jen McCaffery

    David Stark [91 PT] returned to campus for Beyond RISD, a series of conversations that explore the exciting work of RISD alums.

  • The Art of Technology

    The Art of Technology

    National Journal | February 24, 2013 | Ron Fournier 

    When Congress invests in education, it mostly spends on science, technology, engineering, and math—the so-called STEM disciplines. RISD is leading the charge to change that to STEAM by adding art.

  • RISD Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration

    RISD Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration

    Providence American | February 3, 2013 | Peter Wells

    On January 29 RISD had the honor of hosting singer, actor and civil rights activist Harry Belafonte. Mr. Belafonte delivered a keynote address as part of Rhode Island School of Design's Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration Series.

  • RISD Library Makes List of Best in World

    RISD Library Makes List of Best in World

    WRNI | January 18, 2013 | Lydia Rogers

    RISD's Fleet Library was named one of "The 50 Most Amazing University Libraries in the World" by BestMastersPrograms.org.

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At RISD there's nothing unusual about suddenly finding a doorknob on a tree trunk, shown here across from Carr House,
the charming home of Student Life offices and the student-run Carr Haus Café.