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  • Unbound by Convention

    06/22/2016
    As a Guggenheim Fellow, painter and Assistant Professor Angela Dufresne plans to cultivate her work in Italy, where she’ll also serve as chief critic for RISD’s European Honors Program in Rome.

  • Critical Design Can Change the World

    05/19/2016
    In early May members of the RISD and Brown communities came together to share thoughts at the second annual Critical Design/Critical Futures symposium.  

  • Stimulating STEAM Symposium

    04/28/2016
    Artists, scientists, designers and educators share ideas and stimulate new avenues of thought at RISD’s biennial Design Science Symposium

  • Culture, Community and Clay

    04/07/2016
    Assistant Professor of Ceramics David Katz revels in the resources, community and mix of disciplines he’s discovering at RISD.

  • The Allure of Close Observation

    03/10/2016
    As a Mellon Faculty Fellow, Professor John Dunnigan MFA 80 ID is building new opportunities for faculty and students to engage with the RISD Museum’s stunning collection.

  • Understanding Holography

    02/29/2016
    In a course on optics, students  learn the complexities of creating 3D imagery through the process of making holograms. 

  • Hacking Healthcare

    02/23/2016
    Faculty and students in Industrial Design earn awards for innovative concepts at a recent healthcare design competition. 

  • No Nukes

    02/12/2016
    Graduate students just starting out in Industrial Design work to invigorate the dialogue around nuclear disarmament.

  • Drawing from the Deep

    02/04/2016
    Students in a Wintersession studio focused on whaling travel back in time at the New Bedford Whaling Museum.

  • Drawing Marathon

    01/28/2016
    Students in an intense Wintersession studio (re)discover the essential power of drawing.  

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