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  • 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.

  • Design for Fictional Life

    02/16/2017
    Students in a Wintersession Industrial Design studio conceived of by two grad students made future-focused work inspired by science fiction.

  • Transcending Medium

    02/14/2017
    Colombian artist Vanessa Nieto Romero MFA 17 PR embraces a variety of mediums to convey messages about women’s rights and human dignity.

  • Writing with Pictures

    02/10/2017
    Students in a Wintersession studio hone new ways to tell stories through comic books and graphic novels.

  • Beautiful Books Made by Hand

    02/06/2017
    Students have created an incredible range of projects for the Fleet Library at RISD’s annual Artists’ Book Exhibition.

  • Unpacking the Politics of Identity

    02/03/2017
    A timely and ambitious Wintersession lecture series encourages educators and designers to break down the barriers created by unconscious bias.

  • Designing with Clear Conviction

    01/30/2017
    Through a variety of projects, senior Olivia Park 17 GD uses graphic design to dismantle stereotypes and question the influence of technology on popular culture.

  • Half a Century of Activism

    01/25/2017
    Artist and former Black Panther Party member Emory Douglas shares highlights from more than 50 years of creative resistance.

  • Clarity through Collaboration

    01/24/2017
    Recent graduate Anna Riley 14 GL speaks about the value of grants and residencies to moving her practice forward. 

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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.