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Be Bold, Shake Things Up!

“So what if you have talent? Then what? You have to figure out how to work your way inside,” the one and only John Waters told the 669 graduating students at RISD’s 2015 Commencement on Saturday, May 30.

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.

Caring for Cultural Treasures

As a RISD Museum Fellow, Margaret Finaly 16 CR worked with a professional conservator in caring for prized objects in the collection.

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.

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.

Probing Performance Art

Given his deep, ongoing explorations into contemporary theater and performance studies, it’s no surprise that Assistant Professor of Literary Arts + Studies Avishek Ganguly would jump at the opportunity to develop a new course supported by the Robert L.

Fortifying the Future

Students in an Interior Architecture studio sponsored by the van Beuren Charitable Foundation envision preservation through change at historic Fort Adams in Newport, RI.