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  • Writing with Pictures

    02/10/2017
    Students in a Wintersession studio hone new ways to tell stories through comic books and graphic novels.

  • Disarming Conversation in Santa Fe

    01/20/2017
    Designer Yuki Murata MID 02 hopes to make the city she calls home a hub for design-centered problem solving addressing global issues such as nuclear proliferation.

  • Exploring the Gray Areas

    01/10/2017
    New Assistant Professor of Political Economy Alero Akporiaye brings much-needed perspective to the understanding of the global economy.

  • Preparing for Mars

    12/12/2016
    An independent research project headed up by RISD’s NASA Coordinator Michael Lye 96 ID puts an entirely new spin on the simulated space suit.

  • Art + Alchemy

    11/11/2016
    Glass students and faculty members team up with visiting scientists and historians to test and validate a 16th-century recipe for gold ruby glass.

  • Interventions in Global Markets

    10/14/2016
    New D+M faculty member Matt Kenyon’s recent brush with a state-run oil company gives context to the way art can critique complex market systems. 

  • Mississippi Music Stories

    10/03/2016
    In his work with the GRAMMY Museum Mississippi, Dean of Liberal Arts Dan Cavicchi has shed new light on how the state's musicians helped define pop music – and how pop music has changed the world.

  • Place and Process

    09/30/2016
    New Furniture Design faculty member Patty Johnson collaborates with master craftspeople around the world, exploring how objects are transformed by material and culture.  

  • Making an Impression

    09/02/2016
    As a new associate professor, master printmaker Megan Foster 00 PR is looking forward to working with and learning from RISD students. 

  • Shifting Our Collective Consciousness

    08/29/2016
    Both when teaching and working in her studio, new Sculpture Department Head Lisi Raskin strives to create the kind of world she wants for everyone.

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Foundation Studies students consider each other's work under the guidance of Professor Merlin Szasz.