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Out of this World

Newly hired Assistant Professor of Apparel Design Gwen van den Eijnde designs clothing and costumes that are stunning, timeless and otherworldly.

Brilliance + Clarity

Glass artist Toots Zynsky 73 GL collects the 2015 Smithsonian Visionary Award and is as busy as every preparing for three new shows.

Nonagenarian Stands Out

Though she happily accepted the Kresge Foundation’s 2015 Eminent Artist award, 91-year-old designer Ruth Adler Schnee 45 IA is even happier that she’s still productive in her studio.

Design Duet

Meghan (Cowan) Devinat 01 JM and Benoit Devinat BID 02 are juggling family life with getting their new business off the ground.

Creating Comedy

Hard work and focus pay off for NYC producer Ryan Cunningham 02 FAV, who is now helping to create some of television’s funniest moments.

Sheltering Shellfish in the City

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

Winning Design for the Windy City

Assistant Professor of Architecture Aaron Forrest is working with colleagues Yasmin Vobis and Brett Schneider to build an outlandish kiosk on the lakefront in Chicago.

Design in the Public Sphere

For a week in early August, selected leaders and strategists from federal agencies such as the US Department of State and the US Department of Defense will join peers from state, civic and private organizations for the inaugural Institute for Design + Public Policy at RISD.

Refreshing Ideas in Apparel Design

As the new head of Apparel Design, British designer Neil Gilks is looking forward to building on RISD’s interdisciplinary “magic.”