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  • London Calling

    06/19/2013
    Fulbright alum Louie Rigano 10 ID has now earned a coveted Jack Kent Cooke Foundation Graduate Arts Award to pursue a master’s at the Royal College of Art.

  • Mehretu’s Revolutions on Canvas

    06/17/2013
    Internationally known painter Julie Mehretu MFA 97 PT/PR is currently showing a new body of work inspired by global upheaval.

  • Designing for Kids

    06/12/2013
    Robin Hayashi 13 GD created a fun new exhibit called Image & Illusion as her parting gift to the Providence Children’s Museum.

  • Enterprising Inventions

    06/07/2013
    In the spring collaborative studio Product Design and Development, students from RISD and MIT teamed up to develop inventive products that address everyday problems.

  • Library Hosts Materials Symposium

    06/06/2013
    Librarians and educators from across the country are convening at RISD to discuss the role of libraries in building materials literacy among students.

  • Cross-Cultural Think Tank

    06/06/2013
    A group of Digital + Media alumni continues to turn to Third-World thinkers for solutions to First-World problems.

  • Big Ideas

    06/05/2013
    In his New York solo show, Painting Professor Dennis Congdon presents new paintings that grapple with the many layers of time.

  • RISD Recognizes Excellence in Teaching

    06/05/2013
    Longtime faculty members Jocelyne Prince and Fred Lynch have earned the 2013 Frazier Award for Excellence in Teaching, presented at RISD’s June 1 Commencement ceremony.

  • RISD Fulbright Winners Head to Four Continents

    06/04/2013
    Five young alumni have won Fulbright support to study in various parts of the world during the 2013–14 academic year.

  • 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. 

     

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The façade of the Chace Center, a new multipurpose hub that opened
in 2008, offers an interesting contrast to the historic campus
buildings that surround it.