News

Teaching with Touch

In late May students in an interdisciplinary studio that caps RISD’s two-part collaboration with LEGO Education presented final projects to an international group of designers and educators.

Positively Mesmerizing

At last week’s opening reception for RISD’s Graduate Thesis Exhibition, the largest and most-anticipated student show of the year, a crowd of visitors jumped back in surprise as a small wooden table suddenly lit up, shook back and forth, and then zoomed over to Danielle Storm Hoogland MID 15.

New RISD Fulbright Scholars

Three recent alumni have earned 2015–16 Fulbright grants to collaborate with artists and designers in Brazil, India and Austria.

Sharma Sheds Interim Title

Pradeep Sharma, a designer, researcher, teacher and seasoned design strategist who has worked at RISD since 2012, has been named to the chief academic position of provost, effective immediately.

Aiming for Optimal Inclusivity

Behavioral psychologists agree that successful communication relies on much more than just words.

Captivating Senior Showcase

Seniors are screening final degree project films at this week’s Film/Animation/Video Senior Show.

Oldham Shares Warmth + Wisdom

In late April Textiles students in two Fabric Silkscreen classes taught by Assistant Professor Mary Anne Friel presented their print designs to a very special visiting critic: fashion designer, author and all-around creative superstar Todd Oldham, who also came to RISD last spring to accept an honorary degree at Commencement.

Designs for Flexibility

Students in Intermittancy – an Interior Architecture (IA) studio taught by Critic Michael Beaman – are among the first to be using the state-of-the-art equipment in RISD’s collaborative Co-Works space as they propose various redesign solutions for RISD WORKS, the retail shop on the ground floor of the Chace Center.

Ready for the Runway

The public will get to see a juried selection of the best work made by RISD’s up-and-coming apparel designers at Collection 2015.