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  • 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.  

  • Heartbreaker

    01/27/2016
    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

    01/12/2016
    A group exhibition curated by Digital + Media faculty members Shona Kitchen, Alyson Ogasian and writer Jennifer Dalton Vincent investigates the human need to explore.

  • Exploring Sound + Space at the RISD Museum

    12/11/2015
    Architecture students present an interactive, multimedia performance piece that brings the RISD Museum’s Grand Gallery to life.

  • Design Like a Girl

    12/04/2015
    The Architecture department builds on its partnership with Providence’s Lincoln School, encouraging young women to engage with the built environment.

  • Illuminating Experiments

    12/03/2015
    Cross-disciplinary designer James Carpenter 72 IL pushes the properties of glass to infuse light into his award-winning work.

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