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  • Maharam Fellows Work for Social Change

    This summer nine RISD students will pursue internships designed to bring art and design thinking to the realm of public policy and large social issues.

  • Paradoxes and Polarities

    Multidisciplinary artist and MacArthur fellow Shahzia Sikander MFA 95 PT/PR encourages RISD students to question societal norms and reimagine the future.

  • The View from Afar

    Chitra Ganesh, RISD’s first Kirloskar Visiting Scholar in Painting, spoke about her multicultural influences and growing up Indian in New York City.

  • RISD Celebrates Leaders in Art and Design

    Todd Oldham, Jean Kennedy Smith, Bruce Mau and Hildegard Vásquez will be honored at RISD’s 2014 Commencement ceremony.

  • Vásquez to Accept 2014 Alumni Award

    At Commencement on May 31, RISD will recognize architect Hildegard Vásquez BArch 94 for her work in revitalizing Panama City’s Old Quarter.

  • Fairytales, Mughal Style

    Mariam Quraishi 15 IL makes brilliant illustrations inspired by Western folktales and includes centuries-old iconography from the Indian subcontinent.

  • Exploring Subterranean Rome

    A new summer Continuing Ed class invites students to analyze the layers of Rome’s long history by exploring its underground infrastructure. 

  • Natural Alliance

    Work by Landscape Architecture students helps seal the deal on a 250-acre land conservation project in Connecticut.

  • Diving Deep

    Ceramics Department Head Katy Schimert searches the ocean’s depths and captures the public’s imagination with a solo show and residency at UMass/Amherst.

  • Now in Production

    Graphic Design: Now in Production, a cutting-edge traveling exhibition about the rapidly changing field, wraps up its national tour at the RISD Museum.

  • Recruiting RISD Talent

    During RISD’s 2014 Design Portfolio Review, students networked with representatives from top tier companies including Google, Harmonix, The Daily Beast and West Elm.

  • Mastering Materials

    Members of the RISD community welcomed a range of practitioners to campus last week for Material Lessons, a two-day symposium sponsored by Furniture Design.

  • Embracing the Eccentric

    Since arriving at RISD Mariah Robinson 17 FS has been happily making everything from eye-catching puppets to splendidly strange animations.

  • Big Ideas in Urban Interventions

    Students work with Designtex to develop edgy, large-scale installations for downtown Providence. 

  • Rethinking Education in the Digital Age

    Education innovator Cathy Davidson discussed new approaches to higher ed in the final talk in RISD’s Mapping Learning series.

  • Art for Action

    Interdisciplinary artist and social activist Favianna Rodriguez creates powerful prints promoting social justice and championing immigrant rights.

  • Freedom to Focus

    A MacColl Johnson Fellowship is giving Associate Professor of Foundation Studies Leslie Hirst the freedom to pursue exciting new studio work while on sabbatical.

  • Sustainable Strategies for Sri Lanka

    Students in the Northern Visions Landscape Architecture studio traveled to Sri Lanka during Wintersession to sow the seeds of long-term growth.

  • Eco-friendly Construction in Costa Rica

    RISD students recently traveled to Earth University, a Costa Rican research institute focused on sustainable agriculture, to build a functional and energy efficient prototype of a one-room schoolhouse.

  • Picturing the True South

    A former NCAA basketball player, RaMell Ross MFA 14 PH is now capturing the quiet moments that offer a rare glimpse into the Alabama Black Belt.

RISD has a long history of offering Saturday and after-school classes for children and teens, as this photo from c. 1910 confirms.