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  • Making Speedbumps 4 Eels

    11/12/2013
    Students cast glass devices that will be used in a series of socially-charged experiments led by Natalie Jeremijenko, a NYU professor who facilitates whimsical interactions between humans and “non-humans.”

  • Chronicling the Global Slave Trade

    10/28/2013
    RISD students enrolled in Dialogue Across the Diaspora are traveling to South Africa to curate a powerful exhibition that communicates their incisive research on the global slave trade.

  • Illustrators Rally Around We Art Boston

    10/08/2013
    Illustrator and faculty member Joe McKendry 94 IL promotes healing through art in the wake of the Boston Marathon bombing. 

  • Tasty Typography

    10/04/2013
    Oded Ezer, the Graphic Design department’s 2013 Designer in Residence, offers tangible proof that creativity has not disappeared in the digital age.

  • New Students Dive in Through POSE

    09/12/2013
    Students refurbished an urban farm and took on other civically minded projects as part of RISD’s Pre-Orientation Service Experience (POSE).

  • SURFing Underwater

    08/22/2013
    Wander, a tactile exhibition created by RISD’s Summer Undergraduate Research Fellows (SURF), celebrated the magical attributes of one of the world’s most basic but mysterious organisms: marine plankton.

  • Radically Rethinking Environments

    08/21/2013
    Dana Hamdan MA 13 presented digital projections of exotic animals designed to run across the walls of an austere human cage: the Middlesex County Jail in Cambridge, MA.

  • Teens Develop Portfolios

    08/12/2013
    Eleven ambitious Rhode Island teenagers got a good feel for designing and building in 3D thanks to a weeklong Project Open Door summer studio.

  • Fresh Finds, Locally Made

    07/16/2013
    In Locally Made, the RISD Museum presents its first multimedia survey of the work of regionally based artists and designers in more than 20 years.

  • Maharam Fellows Extend the Reach of Design

    07/08/2013
    This summer 10 students have won Maharam STEAM Fellowships to apply design thinking to their work with government agencies and nonprofits.

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In informal crits, students are called on to defend their own work and provide constructive feedback to each other.