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  • Designing a School for the Arts

    11/04/2016
    Students in an advanced architecture studio are exploring how highly specialized programming informs a building’s form and material character.

  • Finding His Voice

    11/01/2016
    Student Alliance President Patrick Hulse 17 IL says that at RISD he has learned to express himself – both visually and verbally.

  • Sikander Imagines New Frontiers

    10/28/2016
    As RISD’s 2016 Kirloskar Visiting Scholar, multidisciplinary artist Shahzia Sikander MFA 95 PT/PR is sharing insights about Islam, collaboration and multiculturalism through a series of public programs.

  • Planetary Research Practices

    10/26/2016
    During a recent visit to the Northeast Planetary Data Center, students in Digital + Media began exploring the astronomical potential of creative research.

  • Design Without Boundaries

    10/17/2016
    As RISD’s first-ever winner of a prestigious Angelo Donghia Foundation scholarship, Madison Kim BRDD 17 IA is feeling on top of the world as she wraps up degrees at both RISD and Brown.

  • Interventions in Global Markets

    10/14/2016
    New D+M faculty member Matt Kenyon’s recent brush with a state-run oil company gives context to the way art can critique complex market systems. 

  • Strachan Captivates at RISD Weekend

    10/12/2016
    In his keynote address at this year's alumni and parents' weekend, Tavares Strachan 03 GL revealed the thinking and creative process behind his compelling work.

  • Forging New Connections

    10/06/2016
    As a Jewelry + Metalsmithing major, junior Anthony Anderson 18 JM is discovering new ways to speak through art.

  • Mississippi Music Stories

    10/03/2016
    In his work with the GRAMMY Museum Mississippi, Dean of Liberal Arts Dan Cavicchi has shed new light on how the state's musicians helped define pop music – and how pop music has changed the world.

  • Place and Process

    09/30/2016
    New Furniture Design faculty member Patty Johnson collaborates with master craftspeople around the world, exploring how objects are transformed by material and culture.  

  • Digital Transfusion

    09/29/2016
    As a summer intern at Weebly, graphic designer Zach Deocadiz 17 GD worked to connect the principles of print design to the world of tech.

  • Running with New Ideas at Reebok

    09/26/2016
    Grad student Atulya Chaganty MID 17 fulfilled a childhood dream this summer as a footwear development intern at Reebok.

  • The Way Macaulay Thinks

    09/23/2016
    As an exhibition of his work came to a close at the ISB Gallery, celebrated author/illustrator David Macaulay BArch 69 spoke about the way he thinks and works.

  • Balancing the Books

    09/23/2016
    New Dean of Libraries Lareese Hall has the interest and multidisciplinary background to bring the RISD library, Nature Lab, Writing Center and core campus galleries together under one proverbial roof.

  • Close Encounters at the Aquarium

    09/22/2016
    An internship at Mystic [CT] Aquarium gave Rae Whiteley 17 IL an opportunity to capture the emotion behind inter-species communication.

  • Where Writing Meets Studio Work

    09/20/2016
    An exhibition at the Sol Koffler Graduate Student Gallery showcases the diversity and depth of voice found within RISD’s graduate community.

  • Gaining Curatorial Perspective

    09/15/2016
    Painting major Isabelle Rose 17 PT soaked up New York's inspiring cultural scene during a summer internship at MoMA.

  • Inspired by Senegal

    09/13/2016
    As a summer intern at Speak Up Africa, Julia Steketee 18 FD learned about Senegal and how to use her design skills to help people.

  • Serving Communities + Making Connections

    09/12/2016
    Incoming students who signed up for this year’s Pre-Orientation Service Experience (POSE) learned about the needs of off-campus communities by volunteering at local nonprofits.

  • Reconstructing Cuba

    09/09/2016
    As a summer intern at the American Museum of Natural History in NYC, dual degree student Joyce Lin BRDD 17 FD helped to fabricate a groundbreaking biodiversity exhibit.

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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.