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  • Carving Out a New Identity

    05/23/2017
    Students in this year’s Witness Tree Project studio reflect on immigration by creating objects from a fallen elm that stood in Brooklyn’s Prospect Park for 150 years.   

  • Final Films Capture Personal Visions

    05/19/2017
    Film/Animation/Video seniors present a broad range of animated and live action films at this spring’s festival.

  • Collection 17 Celebrates the Body

    05/17/2017
    Seniors in Apparel Design showed their flamboyant, beautifully crafted collections at a much-anticipated runway show.

  • New Leadership in Architecture

    05/12/2017
    Amy Kulper, newly appointed head of the Architecture department, looks forward to collaborating with colleagues and building on RISD’s strengths. 

  • Designing Space for Healing

    05/08/2017
    Interior Architecture sophomores redesign a group residence for men recovering from drug addiction and the hardships of homelessness.

  • Creative Hunger

    05/04/2017
    Otis Gray 14 SC brings much that he learned in the studio to producing Hungry, a podcast about the power of food in a polarized world.

  • Racing Ahead

    05/01/2017
    RISD Cycling co-captains Lizzie Wright 18 ID and David Kessler 18 ID inspire others to work towards their own goals and find joy on the journey.

  • Muslim Ban Made Personal

    04/28/2017
    Iranian grad student Arghavan Khosravi MFA 18 PT responds to the polarized political climate in the US with a very personal point of view.

  • Bridging the Gap

    04/14/2017
    For this year’s Alternative Spring Break, emerging student activists turned their attention to environmental conservation in the Delaware Water Gap.

  • Unexpected Insights

    04/11/2017
    At the end of March, hundreds of design students and professionals converged on campus for the Industrial Design Society of America's 2017 northeast regional conference.

  • Weaving Community

    04/07/2017
    Matti Sloman 07 PT/MFA 14 TX and Emily Winter MFA 15 TX are questioning norms of production at The Weaving Mill, their experimental studio in Chicago.

  • Multidisciplinary Convergences

    04/06/2017
    Sculpture major Charlie Ehrenfried 18 SC is pursuing two Liberal Arts concentrations as he makes informed 3D work about identity and culture.

  • An Artist/Officer

    03/29/2017
    As a lieutenant in the US Navy, printmaker Cole Swavely MFA 13 PR draws lessons from his studio practice that help him serve and lead.

  • Presenting a Strong Portfolio

    03/27/2017
    Students gather constructive criticism and practice presenting their work in a professional setting at RISD’s annual Design Portfolio Review

  • Preservation Along the Potomac

    03/20/2017
    Architect and artist Ming-Yi Wong MArch 10/PB 11 GL brings a studio approach to her work at the National Park Service in Washington, DC.

  • Photographic Exposure

    03/17/2017
    Junior Natalya Kornblum-Laudi 18 PH is unafraid to challenge others through her photography – and is determined to keep challenging herself.

  • Reflecting on Culture, Crits + Self-Confidence

    03/16/2017
    Artist Carla Edwards MFA 04 SC has returned to RISD to mentor juniors in Sculpture, foster their self-confidence and teach the critical language needed to help advance their work.   

  • Fostering Global Futures

    03/06/2017
    As a Global Faculty Fellow this year and next, Associate Professor Paolo Cardini is promoting pluralistic dialogue about the future through an ongoing series of international workshops. 

  • Diving Straight In

    02/28/2017
    As a first-year student Nevin Dunn 20 IL is pushing his conceptual thinking to places he hadn’t yet imagined – and loving the challenge.

  • Behind the Scenes at the RISD Museum

    02/22/2017
    Textiles major Anna Pederson 18 TX builds on her studio education through an apprenticeship in the RISD Museum’s contemporary art collection.

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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.