Stories about studios + projects

Tapping into Tanzanian Roots

Rising senior Malaika Temba 18 TX finds artistic inspiration in the rapidly changing culture of her father’s homeland.

Supporting Cross-Cultural Engagement

RISD and the Salama bint Hamdan Al Nahyan Foundation are working together to support the UAE’s emerging art scene.

Weaving Community

Matti Sloman 07 PT/MFA 14 TX and Emily Winter MFA 15 TX are questioning norms of production at The Weaving Mill, their experimental studio in Chicago.

Behind the Scenes at the RISD Museum

Textiles major Anna Pederson 18 TX builds on her studio education through an apprenticeship in the RISD Museum’s contemporary art collection.

Breakthrough Tool Wins NSF Funding

A cutting-edge startup cofounded by Associate Professor of Textiles Brooks Hagan MFA 02 TX earns a $225,000 Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF).

Standing Up for Equal Rights

Textiles faculty member Gina Gregorio 92 TX creates wearables with a message for the Women’s March on Washington.

Grounded in History

Students in a cross-disciplinary studio create site-specific installations that bring alive the significance of a historic fort and state park in Newport, RI.

Furniture Formed from Fabric

Furniture Design and Textiles students in a research studio called Textile into Furniture paired off to design unique pieces of furniture incorporating advanced fabrics and techniques.

Hands-on Help for Women

Victims of human trafficking in Louisville, KY are benefiting from life-changing opportunities made possible through an innovative startup called Anchal.

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