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  • Refreshing Ideas in Apparel Design

    07/31/2015
    As the new head of Apparel Design, British designer Neil Gilks is looking forward to building on RISD’s interdisciplinary “magic.” 

  • Escaping Escapism

    07/23/2015
    Through his conceptual videogame Static Lagoon, Prashast Thapan 14 GD aims to provoke players into unplugging and looking beyond the screen.

  • Design in the Public Sphere

    07/20/2015
    A new Institute for Design and Public Policy will introduce strategists from public and private organizations to human-centered design as a means of solving complex problems.

  • Ideas Born on Paper

    07/14/2015
    Drawing Ambience, an exhibition on view at the RISD Museum, offers a glimpse into the generative process used by seminal architects prior to the digital age.

  • Faculty Foster Global Engagement

    07/06/2015
    Six faculty members are conducting research in Central and South America, Asia and Europe with the goal of developing expansive new courses reflective of global realities. 

  • Establishing Shellfish Habitats

    07/02/2015
    A team of RI educators is preparing to test sculptural forms designed to attract marine life in the waters off India Point Park.

  • Cleaner + Better Care

    06/30/2015
    In Germ Studio, students devise medical tools that reduce health-care associated infections while addressing issues related to patient comfort.

  • Curatorial Insights

    06/26/2015
    Museum Fellow Edith Young 16 PH helps curator Kate Irvin care for historically significant fashions and fabrics.

  • Unearthing the Past

    06/23/2015
    Work by students in this spring’s Witness Tree studio is being exhibited at the Martin Van Buren National Historic Site in New York state.

  • Confronting Climate Change

    06/19/2015
    Students in a cross-disciplinary spring studio dream up designs for a proposed Museum of Climate Change in Manhattan. 

  • Caring for Cultural Treasures

    06/18/2015
    As a RISD Museum Fellow, Margaret Finaly 16 CR worked with a professional conservator in caring for prized objects in the collection.

  • Startups Ramp Up

    06/16/2015
    Two teams of RISD-educated entrepreneurs will  refine their products this summer as part of Boston’s MassChallenge Accelerator program.

  • Natural Selection

    06/12/2015
    New graduate Jake Sienkiewycz 15 ID/PH brings his love for the outdoors and everything he learned at RISD to his work at Vermont-based outdoor equipment startup Finn Utility.

  • Probing Performance Art

    06/09/2015
    Students in a Robert L. Turner-funded spring seminar on performance studies probed the intersections of politics, culture and performance. 

  • New Grad STEAMs Ahead

    06/08/2015
    Ryan Mather 15 ID is thrilled to start work as an interdisciplinary designer at littleBits – a New York-based company that manufactures DIY electronics kits.

  • Fortifying the Future

    06/08/2015
    Students in an Interior Architecture studio sponsored by the van Beuren Charitable Foundation envision preservation through change at historic Fort Adams in Newport, RI.

  • First Job: Fighting AIDS

    06/03/2015
    New graduate Robin Hilkey 15 GD feels well prepared for the fast-paced design and branding work she'll do at the anti-AIDS organization (RED).

  • Be Bold, Shake Things Up!

    06/02/2015
    Irreverent filmmaker John Waters and other inspiring speakers kept spirits high at RISD’s 2015 Commencement ceremony.

  • Landing at LAIKA

    05/27/2015
    Graduating seniors Emily Neilson 15 FAV and Katy Strutz 15 IL are thrilled to move on to LAIKA, a creative animation studio outside Portland, OR.

  • Teaching with Touch

    05/27/2015
    In partnership with LEGO Education, students in an interdisciplinary spring studio imagine digital and analogue interfaces for tactile tools that will shape tomorrow’s classrooms.

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The façade of the Chace Center, a new multipurpose hub that opened
in 2008, offers an interesting contrast to the historic campus
buildings that surround it.