Stories about studios + projects

Addressing Issues of Aging

Students collaborate with members of a local retirement community in designing solutions to social issues associated with aging.

Taking RISD by Storm

Sophomore Dennis Krawec 18 ID is determined to take advantage of every resource and experience RISD has to offer.

Starting Something New

Now that he has been named a 2015–16 Changemaker Fellow, William Zheng 17 ID hopes to inspire other students to pursue their interest in socially conscious startups.

Designing for Tomorrow Today

As the first speaker in ID’s 2015–16 lecture series, European writer and design advocate John Thackara challenges students to design a better world.

Design Duet

Meghan (Cowan) Devinat 01 JM and Benoit Devinat BID 02 are juggling family life with getting their new business off the ground.

Cleaner + Better Care

In Germ Studio, students devise medical tools that reduce health-care associated infections while addressing issues related to patient comfort.

New Grad STEAMs Ahead

After zipping into a stretchy jumpsuit, six-year-old Petra attaches “muscles” – made of magnets embedded in soft red pillows – to her small arms and legs.

Startups Ramp Up

Two teams of RISD-educated entrepreneurs will refine their products this summer as part of Boston’s MassChallenge Accelerator program.

Natural Selection

New graduate Jake Sienkiewycz 15 ID/PH brings his love for the outdoors and everything he learned at RISD to his work at Vermont-based outdoor equipment startup Finn Utility.

Departments

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