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The Poetry of Design

Through a Literary Arts + Studies concentration in poetry, designer Josh Shiau 15 ID is better able to understand people and their needs.

Philosophy and Form

Turkish undergrad Ipek Karaoglu BArch 16 is moved by the synergies between architecture, art history and museum studies.

A Strong Voice for the Arts

New Dean of Fine Arts Sheri Wills believes that part of what makes RISD so distinctive is its rigorous approach to studio learning via a wide range of discrete majors.

Against the Grain

A colorful new exhibition at the RISD Museum focuses on the lasting influence of contemporary American artists working at the periphery of mainstream modernism.

Airbnb Cofounder Supports RISD Scholarships

San Francisco-based designer Joe Gebbia 05 ID/GD, cofounder of the phenomenally successful startup Airbnb, has made a significant gift to RISD in support of student scholarships.

The Magic of Pixar

When Saad Moosajee 16 GD first arrived at Pixar’s 22-acre campus in Emeryville, CA, the he was thunderstruck to be at the Academy Award-winning animation studio known for such box office hits as Toy Story, Cars, Brave, WALL-E and Finding Nemo, among others.

Life in a Drop of Water

Summer research projects funded by the National Science Foundation focus on bringing scientific discoveries to a wider audience.

Force of Nature

Multifaceted designer David Wiseman 03 FD combines his affinity for natural phenomena, exquisite craftsmanship and experimentation to create beautiful, timeless objects.

Inspiring Ideas

Senior Jessy Lu 15 TX finds fodder for her studio practice in the liberal arts classes she takes as a Literary Arts + Studies concentrator.