Stories about studios + projects

Carving Out a New Identity

Students in this year’s Witness Tree Project studio reflect on immigration by creating objects from a fallen elm that stood in Brooklyn’s Prospect Park for 150 years.

Fast Forwarding Furniture Design

Furniture maker Annie Evelyn 99 FD/MFA 07 earns a $25,000 John D. Mineck Fellowship from the Society of Arts and Crafts.

Student Interventions @RISD Museum

This year's Dorner Prize goes to an outdoor installation critiquing institutional bias and a performance piece meditating on slavery, the civil rights movement and the beauty of black people.

Women at the Forefront of Design

Four outstanding RISD alumnae were among 16 women artists recognized in an Artsy editorial for advancing design in the US.

Designers in a Hot Spot

Seven RISD alumni are included in Sight Unseen’s recently released 2016 American Design Hot List.

Furniture Formed from Fabric

Furniture Design and Textiles students in a research studio called Textile into Furniture paired off to design unique pieces of furniture incorporating advanced fabrics and techniques.

Place and Process

New Furniture Design faculty member Patty Johnson collaborates with master craftspeople around the world, exploring how objects are transformed by material and culture.

Inspired by Senegal

As a summer intern at Speak Up Africa, Julia Steketee 18 FD learned about Senegal and how to use her design skills to help people.

Reconstructing Cuba

As a summer intern at the American Museum of Natural History in NYC, dual degree student Joyce Lin BRDD 17 FD helped to fabricate a groundbreaking biodiversity exhibit.

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