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  • Understanding the True Impact of War

    Students in Tom Roberts’ Combat and Culture liberal arts class develop a deep understanding of war and a new relationship with the world beyond their studios.

  • From Tahoe to Rhino

    Before pursuing a master’s degree in Architecture at RISD, Joshua Bohar MArch 16 traveled the world as a professional snowboarder and an extreme sports photographer.

  • Finding Beauty in Everyday Struggle

    As part of the Photography department’s T.C. Colley Lecture Series, photographer Justin Kimball 85 PH recently returned to RISD to speak about his life behind the lens.

  • Harnessing the Sun

    Industrial Design students dreamed up interactive, solar-powered design elements for RISD’s 2014 entry in the Solar Decathlon Europe competition.

  • John Maeda Moves On

    Almost six years after becoming president of RISD, John Maeda is leaving to accept a new position in Silicon Valley.

  • Balls Stick Together

    In a heated home game, the RISD Balls made history by beating Cooper Union’s basketball team for the first time.

  • Revitalizing Riverside Park

    Graduate students are proposing eco-friendly architectural designs that radically reinvent Riverside Park, a waterfront esplanade in Providence.

  • Somerson Named Interim President

    Provost and alumna Rosanne Somerson 76 ID continues her 35-plus-year commitment to RISD as its interim president, effective January 1, 2014.

  • Remembering the Strangest Fruit

    Texas-based artist Vincent Valdez 00 IL mourns the violent past of men in Latino culture and spotlights their ongoing struggles for freedom and equality. 

  • Riley Really Shines

    As the founder and creative director of a motion graphics studio in Hollywood, Michael Riley 91 GD brings his versatile talents to the entertainment industry.

  • New Life for a Portuguese Palace

    Last week graduate students in an Interior Architecture studio traveled to Portugal to install site-specific interventions in Lisbon’s opulent Palácio Pombal.

  • Supporting Syria’s Children

    Now living in the US, Syrian native Lina Sergie Attar MArch 01 has co-founded Zeitouna to help children displaced by civil war.

  • Inspired Indy Label

    When visiting campus in November, womenswear designer Marcia Patmos 91 AP shared her disparate inspirations and the challenges of running her own business.

  • Grad Show Glitters

    Powerful street art projects, a living mini-garden – and a watchful robotic eyeball – are on display in All That Glitters Are Not LEDs, the Digital + Media show now at RISD’s Sol Koffler Graduate Student Gallery.

  • NOT the Norm

    Inspired by music and dance, Jenny Lai 10 AP runs NOT, a womenswear clothing company known for combining artistry and functionality.

  • Making Speedbumps 4 Eels

    Students cast glass devices that will be used in a series of socially-charged experiments led by Natalie Jeremijenko, a NYU professor who facilitates whimsical interactions between humans and “non-humans.”

  • Working with American Treasures

    William Jacobs ARch/MID 80 turns the Library of Congress’ embarrassment of riches into a series of spellbinding stories.

  • Techstyle Haus in the Making

    A team of students and advisors from RISD, Brown and Germany’s University of Applied Sciences Erfurt (FHE) are readying their design for the 2014 Solar Decathlon Europe.

  • A Growing Fascination with Materials

    Fascinating material experiments conducted by Diana Wagner MID 14 have resulted in revolutionary surface treatment techniques and innovative robotic textile garments.

  • Aiming Big

    Accomplished designer Antonio Ciutto, a new associate professor in Apparel Design, is helping RISD students to see design as part of a larger, holistic system.

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.