Stories about studios + projects

Exploring the Future of Education

The first recipients of RISD 2050 Fund grants imagine radical changes in art and design education in response to a rapidly changing world.

Poetry Made Physical

Poet and furniture designer William Lenard 14 FD once wanted to be the next David Wiesner 78 IL, the well-known picture book author and three-time Caldecott Medal winner.

Somerson named interim president

RISD’s Board of Trustees announced today that Provost Rosanne Somerson 76 ID will serve as interim president, beginning January 1, 2014.

Finding Furniture

It was an earthy smell – specifically the pleasant, sweet odor of freshly cut wood shavings – that prompted Andrea Parikh MFA 14 FD to make one of the most defining decisions of her adult life.

Cyclist Sets Wheels in Motion

At RISD, art and bicycles come together before students even arrive on campus.

RISD Races

At a time when most of us are still pulling bedcovers over our heads, the athletes who ride for RISD Cycling – the school’s first and only varsity sports team – are greeting the morning sun from the road.

RISD Alumni Win 2010 USA Fellowships

In a ceremony held on December 7, 2010 at New York’s Lincoln Center, the arts advocacy foundation United States Artists awarded unrestricted $50,000 grants toNatalia Almada MFA 01 PH and Matthias Pliessnig 03 FDin support of their ongoing work in film and furniture/sculpture, respectively.

RISD Meets Milan 2013

This week the 2013 Ventura Lembrate furniture exhibition in Milan, Italy, is featuring cutting-edge work by 21 talented designers who studied at RISD.

BEASTS Benefits from RISD Work

With its runaway successes at Sundance and Cannes, the atmospheric, deeply allegorical movieBeasts of the Southern Wild has taken the film world by storm.

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