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  • NSF Backs Advances in Textile Design

    Having just won part of a $1.2-million grant from the National Science Foundation, Brooks Hagan MFA 02 TX is leading RISD’s new Virtual Textiles Research Group.

  • Starting Off with a Bang

    Newly hired Assistant Professor of Jewelry + Metalsmithing Arthur Hash combines old-world techniques with new tools and technology.

  • Out of this World

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

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

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