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Creative energy at Commencement 2011

The first sign that RISD Commencement might be a little different was the group of Landscape Architecture graduates covered head to toe in a shaggy mass of unkempt fiber.

Documenting Truth

Faculty member Jo Sittenfeld MFA 08 PH exposes a diverse set of students to the world of documentary photography.

Experimenting with Work, Money, Love(1)

RISD students clearly understand how to coax their craft – as evidenced by works born out of their studios.

Pure Genius

For 2012 MacArthur FellowNatalia Almada MFA 01 PH, winning a so-called “genius grant” means one thing: freedom.

Clay in Context at Hope High School

In a collaboration that reflects RISD’s commitment to critical making and community engagement, students in Ceramics and TLAD worked with local teens to create new tile murals for Providence's Hope High School.

Mapping the Visual Mind

For the last 15 years, writer, theorist and RISD faculty memberAnne West has helped graduate students across disciplines express their visual ideas in written form, providing support as they tackle the thesis component of their master’s degree programs.

Target + RISD: Space for Design Thinking

An interdisciplinary group of graduate students got a fresh perspective on design research thanks to a recent partnership between RISD and Target Corporation.

New Graduate Degree Programs for 2011

After carefully rethinking RISD’s graduate program in Interior Architecture, Department Head Liliane Wong and Graduate Program Director Markus Berger determined that 2011 is the perfect time to introduce two new degree programs: a 1+-year Master of Arts (MA) in Interior Architecture and a 2+-year Master of Design (MDes) in Interior Studies.

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