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  • Stimulating STEAM Symposium

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

  • Culture, Community and Clay

    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

    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

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

  • Hacking Healthcare

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

  • No Nukes

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

  • Drawing from the Deep

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

  • Drawing Marathon

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

  • Heartbreaker

    A solo exhibition at the RISD Museum takes viewers on the road with Photography Critic Jesse Burke MFA 05 PH and his young daughter.

  • Strange New Terrain

    A group exhibition curated by Digital + Media faculty members Shona Kitchen, Alyson Ogasian and writer Jennifer Dalton Vincent investigates the human need to explore.

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