Stories about studios + projects

Stepping Into Shoemaking

This spring RISD designers are taking advantage of a rare opportunity to dive into the world of traditional shoemaking – a highly specialized craft that's rooted in centuries-old European tradition.

Davis Educational Foundation

RISD has launched a new Academic Commons Program (ACP) to galvanize the teaching and learning initiatives identified in its 2012 Strategic Plan.

Creating Sustainable Solutions in Central America

For many children who grow up in developing countries in Central America, their classrooms are little more than cement buildings.

Creativity Cubed

A collaborative triad between RISD, Brown University and a team of RISD alumni has designers and architects thinking outside the box.

Working with American Treasures

Over Veterans Day weekend Abraham Lincoln’s “reading copy” of the Gettysburg Address was added to The Civil War in America, an exhibition on view through January 4, 2014 at the Library of Congress (LOC) in Washington, DC.

Harnessing the Sun

Industrial Design students enrolled in LUX Factor, an advanced design studio taught by Associate Professor Peter Yeadon, spent the fall semester dreaming up interactive design elements featuring photo-luminescent materials.

A Growing Fascination with Materials

Like a seasoned gardener, Diana Wagner MID 14 finds joy in seeing things germinate ��� yet, as a second-year graduate student, she’s far too busy to stop and smell the roses.

Mapping Learning Reflects on RISD’s Essence

Mapping Learning, a series of public talks and workshops reflecting on RISD’s core mission, has been stimulating dialogue among students, faculty and staff this fall.

Collaborating on Health Design

At an August 28 mini-conference in Providence called Collaboration = Innovation, medical professionals and designers heard from RISD students past and present about the latest innovations and trends in the growing field of design for the healthcare industry.

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