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Smart Textiles

Can a beautifully designed knit dress use vibration therapy to treat osteoporosis or a slow-to-heal sports injury? Could people benefit from a textile programmed to provide light in response to touch? These are some of the questions that innovative textiles designer and newly appointed Assistant Professor Jesse Asjes explores in her work.

The Power of Experimentation

Students involved in the RISD and Brown STEAM groups welcome Dutch polymath Theo Jansen to campus.

Behind THE SIMPSONS

Many RISD alumni have been involved in shaping the look and feel of The Simpsons, now the longest-running animated sitcom on American TV.

Wong Accepts Accolades for ¬°CityArts!

Barbara Wong MA 95, executive director of ¡CityArts!, explains how Providence’s nationally recognized afterschool arts program builds bridges for kids.

Inspiring Inflatables

Recent alums founded Pneuhaus, a contemporary art and design collective focused on making gargantuan inflatables and other breathtaking objects.

Land and Sea

Landscape Architecture students work across disciplines to find sustainable solutions to problems associated with Rhode Island’s coastline.

Inner Space

Brooklyn artist Sui Park MDes 13 wowed critics with Thought Bubbles, a site-specific installation that was on view earlier this fall as part of the seventh annual Governors Island Art Fair in New York.

Designing Healthy Communities

Architects, designers, researchers and policy makers discuss strategies for initiating change and rethinking America’s unhealthiest neighborhoods.

Fighting Ebola

Students and faculty collaborate to brainstorm new tools and techniques for battling the epidemic in West Africa.