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  • Open Intro to Studio Life

    12/06/2012
    Prospective students visiting for Graduate Studies’ annual IN FOcus program respond especially warmly to Open Studios. 

  • Pure Genius

    12/03/2012
    Now that Natalia Almada MFA 01 PH has won a coveted MacArthur award, the documentary filmmaker is excited to be able to pursue her work without the distraction of constant fundraising.

  • Reimagining the Industrial Waterfront

    12/03/2012
    Graduate students are envisioning fantastical ways to reinvent the Brooklyn Navy Yard, a 300-acre site that was once America's leading naval shipyard.

  • Working with Rwandans

    11/26/2012
    Fourteen alumni are creating artwork to help raise funds for housing in a remote Rwandan village.

  • Mixing Major Curiosities

    11/19/2012
    Student ceramicists are working with visiting artists to create marvelous – and sometimes unorthodox – projects.

  • Partnering Forces

    11/16/2012
    The permanent storefront shared by RISD Exposé and Second Life is getting prepped for The White Tie Show, a showcase of eclectic works by students and alumni.

  • Into the Wild

    11/12/2012
    Lucy Spelman, a biologist and veterinarian with a taste for adventure, teaches The Art of Communicating Science this fall.

  • Plankton Portraiture

    11/14/2012
    Working alongside University of Rhode Island oceanographers, Foundation Studies Critic Cynthia Rubin explores the fascinating behavior of plankton.

  • Entrepreneurs Show and Tell

    11/02/2012
    RISD's Entrepreneur Mindshare brought together experts in design and technology to offer tricks of the trade to students, alumni and others.

  • Gebbia Thinks Big

    10/25/2012
    “Designtrepreneur” Joe Gebbia 05 GD/ID, cofounder of Airbnb, spoke at RISD last week to launch the Career Center’s Mindshare 2012.

  • An Exceptional Mad Man

    10/31/2012
    Dick Jones, a new exhibition featuring the RISD library’s latest acquisition to its Archive of Graphic Design and Illustration, celebrates America’s golden age of advertising.

  • Bridging the Brain Divide

    10/23/2012
    A recent panel discussion involving participants from RISD, Brown and the local performing arts group Everett focused on the natural connections between art and science.

  • Pixilerations Plays with our Wired World

    10/19/2012
    The annual fringe fest lets audiences peer into the wondrous world of digital media.

  • Painting What the Eye Can’t See

    10/16/2012
    While studying at the Woods Hole Marine Biological Lab (MBL), Lizzie Kripke 14 PT created a cutting-edge animation that allows scientists to visualize complex skin structures in ways previously unseen.

  • Experimenting with Work, Money, Love

    10/15/2012
    Students enrolled in an experimental graduate studies course ponder how they will sustain their creative practices – and what those choices mean for the larger artistic community.

  • STEAMy Discussion at Alumni + Parents’ Weekend

    10/10/2012
    A panel discussion centered around the ongoing STEAM initiative drew plenty of interest at RISD by Design 2012.

  • Natural Fiber Chairs

    09/12/2012
    Professor Seth Stem works with BASF to develop new uses for an eco-friendly, hemp-based alternative to plastic.

  • RISD Reads WAO – Together

    09/07/2012
    All incoming undergrads are reading Junot Díaz’s Pulitzer Prize-winning novel as part of the 2012 Common Reading Program – and then meeting the author in November.

  • Recognizing a Living Legend

    09/06/2012
    RISD is working to raise funds for an endowed scholarship in honor of Professor Emeritus Malcolm Grear, an internationally known graphic designer who was also one of the school’s most highly respected teachers. 

  • Clay in Context at Hope High

    08/22/2012
    In a collaboration that reflects RISD’s commitment to critical making and community engagement, students in Ceramics and TLAD worked with local teens to create new tile murals for Providence's Hope High School.

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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.