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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.

Extraterrestrial Experimentation

Surrounded by scraps of splintered foam and crumpled coffee cups, students in Creature-Creation – a Wintersession studio offered by Film/Animation/Video and Big Nazo Lab – barely look up from their half-finished puppets as Faccia Verde Numero Uno, a self-proclaimed extraterrestrial, inspects their progress.

Mapping Learning Reflects on RISD’s Essence

Mapping Learning, a series of public talks and workshops reflecting on RISD’s core mission, has been stimulating dialogue among students, faculty and staff this fall.

Seeing Science: NSF Backs RISD Research

For the last year, a consortium of nine Rhode Island colleges and universities—including RISD, Brown and the University of Rhode Island (URI)—has been engaged in a joint, multiyear project to investigate the impact of climate change on marine life.

Inventive Tools Spark Innovative Designs

Every fall, as RISD’s newest students begin the creative rite of passage known asFoundation Studies, they tackle a series of three-dimensional design challenges in theirSpatial Dynamics studios.

Seller Lets Loose

In Letting Loose, her latest solo show, neosurrealist painter Wendy Seller, an assistant professor in Foundation Studies, moves beyond her signature style to create intriguing collages.

Reimagining Household Chores

Students in Architecture, Foundation Studies, Industrial Design and Interior and Landscape Architecture participated in a series of special interdisciplinary courses focused on a future in which gadgets and machines help ease the burden of household chores.

Students Design for Clad In

Intricate folded-paper sculpture created by students inPamela Unwin-Barkley’s Spatial Dynamics Foundation studios go on display tomorrow atClad In, a designer clothing shop in Providence’s Wayland Square.

Eclectic Obsessions in ‘What She Saw’

Lately, artist Amy Goodwin 87 ID­ has been obsessed with an eclectic set of things she sums up as “roses, gardens, campfires and rabbits.

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