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  • Art for People

    Public arts administrator Liesel Fenner MLA 98 collaborates with artists to transform and revitalize once-ignored public spaces.

  • Naturally Sustainable

    Interested in how textile design can empower rural communities, Maharam Fellows Lyza Baum 16 TX and Emilie Jehng 16 TX  researched natural dye practices on the remote Filipino island of Bohol.

  • Sheltering Shellfish in the City

    RI Youth Conservation League volunteers help RISD grad students make habitats for species known to improve coastal water quality.

  • Establishing Shellfish Habitats

    A team of RI educators is preparing to test sculptural forms designed to attract marine life in the waters off India Point Park.

  • Cleaner + Better Care

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

  • Unearthing the Past

    Work by students in this spring’s Witness Tree studio is being exhibited at the Martin Van Buren National Historic Site in New York state.

  • Confronting Climate Change

    Students in a cross-disciplinary spring studio dream up designs for a proposed Museum of Climate Change in Manhattan. 

  • Startups Ramp Up

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

  • Probing Performance Art

    Students in a Robert L. Turner-funded spring seminar on performance studies probed the intersections of politics, culture and performance. 

  • New Grad STEAMs Ahead

    Ryan Mather 15 ID is thrilled to start work as an interdisciplinary designer at littleBits – a New York-based company that manufactures DIY electronics kits.

In the Painting studios students and faculty pause to consider works in progress.