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  • 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.

  • The Disruptive Power of STEAM

    05/14/2013
    President John Maeda accepted a 2013 Tribeca Disruptive Innovation Award at the Tribeca Film Festival.

  • The Art of Play

    05/07/2013
    Cas Holman, assistant professor of Industrial Design, designs interactive toys and tools that ignite the imagination. 

  • Exploring Critical Making

    04/30/2013
    RISD’s Critical Making Task Force is leading efforts to pursue selected goals set forth in the Strategic Plan, including the notion of establishing an interdisciplinary center with shared equipment. 

  • Looking Sharp

    04/25/2013
    The RISD Museum celebrates the connection between creativity and style in its major exhibition Artist/Rebel/Dandy: Men of Fashion.

  • Snyder Wins a Guggenheim

    04/17/2013
    Professor Dean Snyder, head of the Sculpture department, is especially pleased and gratified to have won a 2013 Guggenheim Fellowship.

  • Heyman Bears Witness

    04/15/2013
    Printmaking faculty member Daniel Heyman recently spoke about his compelling portraits of Iraqi war prisoners in conjunction with his current solo show at Brown’s Bell Gallery.

  • Illustrating for TEDMED‬‬

    04/12/2013
    RISD artwork and artists will stand out at the mid-April TEDMED conference in Washington, DC.

  • Wild and Precious

    04/04/2013
    On April 2 faculty member Jesse Burke MFA 05 PH spoke about his work and influences as part of Photography’s T.C. Colley Lecture Series.

  • Architectural Impact

    04/04/2013
    The 2013 Landscape + Architecture Spring Lecture Series is introducing students to the work and experiences of eight practicing professionals.

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In a studio called Design Science students explore geometric patterns and relationships, in part by constructing models.