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  • Naturally Sustainable

    08/26/2015
    Interested in how textile design can empower rural communities, Maharam Fellows Lyza Baum 16 TX and Emilie Jehng 16 TX  researched natural dye practices on the remote Filipino island of Bohol.

  • Out of this World

    08/24/2015
    Newly hired Assistant Professor of Apparel Design Gwen van den Eijnde designs clothing and costumes that are stunning, timeless and otherworldly.

  • Brilliance + Clarity

    08/20/2015
    Glass artist Toots Zynsky 73 GL collects the 2015 Smithsonian Visionary Award and is as busy as every preparing for three new shows.

  • Nonagenarian Stands Out

    08/18/2015
    Though she happily accepted the Kresge Foundation’s 2015 Eminent Artist award, 91-year-old designer Ruth Adler Schnee 45 IA is even happier that she’s still productive in her studio. 

  • Design Duet

    08/13/2015
    Meghan (Cowan) Devinat 01 JM and Benoit Devinat BID 02 are juggling family life with getting their new business off the ground.

  • Creating Comedy

    08/10/2015
    Hard work and focus pay off for NYC producer Ryan Cunningham 02 FAV, who is now helping to create some of television’s funniest moments.

  • Sheltering Shellfish in the City

    08/06/2015
    RI Youth Conservation League volunteers help RISD grad students make habitats for species known to improve coastal water quality.

  • Winning Design for the Windy City

    08/05/2015
    Assistant Professor of Architecture Aaron Forrest is working with colleagues Yasmin Vobis and Brett Schneider to build an outlandish kiosk on the lakefront in Chicago.
     

  • 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.

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The men in this 1903 portrait class were serious about the business at hand.