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  • Taking RISD by Storm

    Sophomore Dennis Krawec 18 ID is determined to take advantage of every resource and experience RISD has to offer.

  • Stranger than Fiction

    RISD faculty member Alexandra Anthony’s most recent film Lost in the Bewilderness earns an Odysseus Award for Best Creative Documentary.

  • Hope and the Humanities

    Renowned critical theorist Gayatri Chakravorty Spivak speaks with the RISD community about globalization and the role of an aesthetic education.  

  • Inspiring Conservation

    Maharam STEAM Fellow Kate Aitchison MFA 16 PR pursues projects that combine art and science for the good of the natural world.

  • Nonlinear Path to Pottery

    Celebrated ceramist Adam Silverman BArch 88 is an artist, designer, architect and craftsman rolled into one.

  • Illustrator as Public Intellectual

    In delivering the keynote address at an international gathering of illustrators, Rick Poyner challenged the audience to think about what the title of the symposium really means.

  • Brash Brilliance in Motion

    Digital artist and provocateur Joshua Davis urges students to conquer their fears and follow their creative passion.

  • On Point

    Visiting designer Nicholas Felton 99 GD leads a three-day workshop on data design for juniors in Graphic Design.

  • Starting Something New

    Now that he has been named a 2015–16 Changemaker Fellow, William Zheng 17 ID hopes to inspire other students to pursue their interest in socially conscious startups.

  • Sensible + Sensitive Solutions

    All 95 undergraduate and graduate student in Interior Architecture collaborated on this year’s five-day charette, a challenge to design a better classroom for young children with autism.

  • Photographic Memory

    Photo historian Jung Joon Lee brings a keen eye and an international perspective to her new position as an assistant professor of the History of Art and Visual Culture. 

  • Shaping the Future

    In a new series of videos, alumni will help articulate why RISD’s immersive, process-driven educational model is ideally suited to preparing for what’s next.

  • Radical Innovator

    Hospitality architecture designer Sophia Chan MIA focused on possibilities rather than constraints when dreaming up the futuristic Broadster Hotel. 

  • Uprooting White Privilege

    Noted activist Tim Wise speaks to the RISD community about combatting systemic racism and making socially relevant artwork.

  • Weschler’s Wonderful Wit

    As part of the visiting artist series in Glass, cultural critic and author Lawrence Weschler led a RISD audience through a visual-culture hall of mirrors.

  • And Also: Writing

    The Writing Center and Graduate Studies co-host a symposium exploring how artists and designers engage with evolving forms of writing, editing and publishing.

  • Picturing Rhythm

    New Assistant Professor of Illustration Calef Brown finds inspiration for his playful drawings in the rhythms of music and conversation.

  • Making Something from Nothing

    Artist and urban interventionist Theaster Gates talks about the transformative power of art at the 2015 Gail Silver Memorial Lecture. 

  • Designing for Tomorrow Today

    As the first speaker in ID’s 2015–16 lecture series, European writer and design advocate John Thackara challenges students to design a better world.

  • Creative Matchmaking

    Students seeking internships meet with representatives from dozens of creative companies at this year’s Internship Connect event.

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.