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  • Styling Scholarly Space

    03/11/2013
    Sublime furnishings made by RISD furniture designers have added a punch of color to Brown University’s Granoff Center for the Creative Arts.

  • Faculty Biennial Showcases Eye-Opening Work

    03/04/2013
    Enormous puppetry, Japanese joinery and other breathtaking pieces made by 197 talented faculty members are now on display in the RISD Museum.

  • Hand Meets Machine

    03/01/2013
    A new core curriculum in Architecture boldly recasts the relationship between drawing digitally and by hand.

  • RISD Welcomes $1M Gift

    03/01/2013
    RISD has received the single largest gift ever from an international donor to create a new visiting scholar position in Painting.

  • TEDActive Sparks Student Brainstorming

    02/27/2013
    RISD students maintained a breakneck work schedule to craft impactful projects now being presented this week at TEDActive 2013.

  • Twitter Founder Inspires Students

    02/22/2013
    During a recent visit to RISD, Twitter founder Jack Dorsey told aspiring entrepreneurs that simplicity is the key to success.

  • STEAM Hits Capitol Hill

    02/18/2013
    Last week RISD co-hosted the official launch of a new bipartisan Congressional STEAM Caucus advocating for inclusion of art and design in the national educational agenda.

  • Charismatic Cartoonist Leaves Her Mark

    02/13/2013
    When Lynda Barry visited RISD for a recent talk and a workshop, she left students feeling ecstatic – and profoundly inspired.

  • Common Knowledge in the Info Age

    02/13/2013
    Hal Abelson, a leader in the global movement to democratize intellectual resources, kicks off RISD’s 2013 Shared Voices series on February 20.

  • Designing for Deep Space

    02/12/2013
    In an interdisciplinary design studio, RISD students are testing out innovative prototypes to improve the dexterity of NASA space gloves.

  • Reconnecting Providence

    01/31/2013
    Architecture Professor Emeritus Friedrich St. Florian led an advanced urban design studio to reimagine a vital intersection of downtown Providence. 

  • Mind Meld

    01/31/2013
    Beautiful tapestries, smart installations and inventive furniture designs are now on display in Full, the fifth annual Brown/RISD dual degree exhibition.

  • Mentoring Matters

    01/30/2013
    Painter Paula Martiesian 76 PT on The Mentor Project and accompanying exhibition she organized at the Newport Art Museum.

  • Davis Educational Foundation Funds New Research

    01/29/2013
    RISD has launched a new Academic Commons Program (ACP) to galvanize teaching and learning initiatives across campus.

  • Art + Business Meet at Harvard xDesign

    01/24/2013
    As an MBA candidate at Harvard Business School, RISD alum Jonathan Arena 09 GD has organized the first-ever Harvard xDesign conference.

  • Sharing King-Sized Values

    01/23/2013
    RISD's 2013 Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration Series – a week of events honoring the legacy of the influential civil rights leader – is inspiring many to reflect and serve their communities.

  • Wintersession Wanderlust

    01/15/2013
    Students enrolled in the Wintersession travel course Creating an Archive are studying photography in Vrindavan, India – a holy pilgrimage site brimming with cultural curiosities.

  • Now Showing: New Work by New Faculty

    01/14/2013
    Painters Angela Dufresne and Craig Taylor, two new assistant professors in the Painting department, are interested in innovation and integration.

  • Creating Sustainable Solutions in Central America

    01/10/2013
    RISD students developed a prototype off-the-grid schoolhouse for rural Costa Rica in collaboration with Earth University – the world's foremost research institute for sustainable agriculture.

  • Game On

    12/21/2012
    The RISD athletic community – a group known for rowdy gameplay, clever mascot costumes and team names laced with innuendo – welcomes two new sports organizations into the fold.

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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.