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  • New Grads Commence with Confidence

    06/03/2013
    On Saturday, June 1, 659 undergraduate and graduate students collected their hard-earned diplomas at RISD’s 2013 Commencement ceremony.

  • Graduate Goes on to Google 5

    05/31/2013
    Industrial Design senior Isaac Blankensmith is one of five new grads nationwide to join Google 5, a think tank that’s part of the company’s NYC-based Creative Lab.

  • Fancy Footwork

    05/29/2013
    Graduating Textiles major Dailing Chen is excited to put her passion for high-tech materials to good use in her new design position at Converse.

  • Fresh Twist on Traditional Textiles

    05/28/2013
    Students developed chic fabrics as part of a six-week design project sponsored by Traditional Home magazine and Fabricut, one of the world’s largest distributors of decorative fabrics.

  • Cooking Up a STEAM Carnival

    05/28/2013
    Inventive design studio Two Bit Circus hopes to launch a state-of-the-art traveling carnival to show kids the clear connection between creativity, science and engineering.

  • Chatani Takes Manhattan

    05/28/2013
    Graphic designer Minali Chatani 13 GD is excited to be heading to New York after graduation to begin a plum position at Bloomingdale’s. 

  • Envisioning a Renewable Future

    05/24/2013
    RISD is part of an international design team competing in the 2014 Solar Decathlon Europe.

  • New Life for National Landmark

    05/24/2013
    The van Beuren Charitable Foundation sponsors a studio to breathe new life into a historic church in Newport, RI.   

  • Sustainable “Shelter” for Indian Women

    05/21/2013
    Anchal uses design and thread to provide commercial sex workers an alternative source of income and break the cycle of dependency and despair.

  • Luxurious Leather Making

    05/20/2013
    This spring RISD was invited to send a faculty member and a grad student to the heart of the Tuscan Leather District to investigate the potential of vegetable tanned leather.

  • Smooth Sailing in Southern China

    05/20/2013
    Hong Kong-based alum Martin Lo BID 84 brings his design thinking to running a world-class shipyard with his eight brothers. 

     

  • New Contemporary Art Curator for Museum

    05/17/2013
    In September Dominic Molon will join the RISD Museum as Richard Brown Baker Curator of Contemporary Art.  

  • Lights, Camera, Collection

    05/16/2013
    Students in Apparel Design are sewing up a storm to prepare for Collection 2013, the annual runway show that takes to the stage this Saturday at the Rhode Island Convention Center.

  • The Disruptive Power of STEAM

    05/14/2013
    President John Maeda accepted a 2013 Tribeca Disruptive Innovation Award at the Tribeca Film Festival.

  • Where Observation Meets Imagination

    05/10/2013
    A diverse group of artists and scientists will turn Providence’s Ladd Observatory into a full immersion experience.

  • Life-Saving Textile

    05/09/2013
    Social activist Eliza Squibb13 TX designs a textile to convey a critical message about vaccinations to women in Mali, West Africa. 

  • Russia Rising

    05/08/2013
    As an expat and a designer, Misha Beletsky 95 IL watched the response to last year’s election scandal in Russia with great interest. 

  • The Art of Play

    05/07/2013
    Cas Holman, assistant professor of Industrial Design, designs interactive toys and tools that ignite the imagination. 

  • Drag Show Stuns and Amazes

    05/03/2013
    Cross-dressing kings and queens strutted their stuff on the RISD Auditorium stage in hopes of winning the legendary Brown/RISD Drag Show.

  • Nicole Miller in the Spotlight

    05/02/2013
    Last week Philadelphia University honored fashion icon Nicole Miller 73 AP with the 2013 Spirit of Design Award.

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A figure modeling class from 1916.