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  • A Convergence of Computation + Culture

    06/13/2017
    RISD’s newest academic concentration gives students opportunities to create ambitious work at the intersection of art and digital technology.

  • Making the Future

    06/05/2017
    At RISD’s 2017 Commencement ceremony, speakers urged graduates to reflect on who they’ve become and look forward to how they’ll change the world.

  • New Leadership in Architecture

    05/12/2017
    Amy Kulper, newly appointed head of the Architecture department, looks forward to collaborating with colleagues and building on RISD’s strengths. 

  • Unexpected Insights

    04/11/2017
    At the end of March, hundreds of design students and professionals converged on campus for the Industrial Design Society of America's 2017 northeast regional conference.

  • Reflecting on Culture, Crits + Self-Confidence

    03/16/2017
    Artist Carla Edwards MFA 04 SC has returned to RISD to mentor juniors in Sculpture, foster their self-confidence and teach the critical language needed to help advance their work.   

  • Fostering Global Futures

    03/06/2017
    As a Global Faculty Fellow this year and next, Associate Professor Paolo Cardini is promoting pluralistic dialogue about the future through an ongoing series of international workshops. 

  • 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.

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In informal crits, students are called on to defend their own work and provide constructive feedback to each other.