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  • Out of this World

    08/24/2015
    Newly hired Assistant Professor of Apparel Design Gwen van den Eijnde designs clothing and costumes that are stunning, timeless and otherworldly.

  • Winning Design for the Windy City

    08/05/2015
    Assistant Professor of Architecture Aaron Forrest is working with colleagues Yasmin Vobis and Brett Schneider to build an outlandish kiosk on the lakefront in Chicago.
     

  • Refreshing Ideas in Apparel Design

    07/31/2015
    As the new head of Apparel Design, British designer Neil Gilks is looking forward to building on RISD’s interdisciplinary “magic.” 

  • Ideas Born on Paper

    07/14/2015
    Drawing Ambience, an exhibition on view at the RISD Museum, offers a glimpse into the generative process used by seminal architects prior to the digital age.

  • Faculty Foster Global Engagement

    07/06/2015
    Six faculty members are conducting research in Central and South America, Asia and Europe with the goal of developing expansive new courses reflective of global realities. 

  • Establishing Shellfish Habitats

    07/02/2015
    A team of RI educators is preparing to test sculptural forms designed to attract marine life in the waters off India Point Park.

  • Unearthing the Past

    06/23/2015
    Work by students in this spring’s Witness Tree studio is being exhibited at the Martin Van Buren National Historic Site in New York state.

  • Probing Performance Art

    06/09/2015
    Students in a Robert L. Turner-funded spring seminar on performance studies probed the intersections of politics, culture and performance. 

  • Landing at LAIKA

    05/27/2015
    Graduating seniors Emily Neilson 15 FAV and Katy Strutz 15 IL are thrilled to move on to LAIKA, a creative animation studio outside Portland, OR.

  • Designing a Desirable Future

    04/30/2015
    At Critical Design/Critical Futures, makers, writers, practitioners and educators exchanged ideas about the ways contemporary design influences forthcoming political, social and economic engagement.

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