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  • Biennial Showcases Teachers’ Talents

    The 2015 Faculty Biennial at the RISD Museum presents an enticing mix of vibrant work – including crowd-pleasing surprises.

  • Painting from Life

    Julie Gearan’s unconventional portrait of outgoing Rhode Island Governor Lincoln Chafee captures his spirit and the mood of his term in office.

  • Latin American Perspective

    Recently hired Assistant Professor of Foundation Studies Paula Gaetano Adi brings a cultural perspective to her work in new media.

  • Smart Textiles

    New Assistant Professor of Textiles Jesse Asjes is experimenting with wearable technology, combining solid chips with soft knitwear.

  • Land and Sea

    Landscape Architecture students work across disciplines to find sustainable solutions to problems associated with Rhode Island’s coastline.

  • Designing Healthy Communities

    Architects, designers, researchers and policy makers discuss strategies for initiating change and rethinking America’s unhealthiest neighborhoods.

  • Fighting Ebola

    Students and faculty collaborate to brainstorm new tools and techniques for battling the epidemic in West Africa.

  • New Directions in South Asian Art

    Kirloskar Visiting Scholar Chitra Ganesh hosts a panel discussion on contemporary South Asian art in conjunction with an exhibition of her recent work.

  • Research + Design

    Claudia Rebola, a new associate professor in Industrial Design, revels in RISD’s diverse perspectives and shared passions. 

  • Designing the Future

    Susan Szenasy, longtime editor and publisher of Metropolis magazine, shares insights about the future of design and design education.

These FAV students are using shadow puppets to create an evocative film.