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Designing the Future

As part of RISD’s Shared Voices presidential speaker series, Metropolis magazine publisher and longtime editor-in-chief Susan Szenasy came to campus on Monday to engage in an animated discussion about the future of design and design education.

Endless Possibilities for Critical Making

Noise musician Shawn Greenlee 96 PR remembers an illuminating conversation with the organizers of Germany’s largest arts festival when they couldn’t quite figure out how to list his work in their program.

Hellbent for Leather

Last week artisans, industry leaders, tanners and shoe designers from around the world came to campus for Leather.

Making Professional Connections

Wearing a look of confidence Juliette Weiss 15 GD walks up to talent recruiters from Andreessen Horowitz, a $4-billion venture capital firm that has financed some of Silicon Valley’s most successful startups.

Mindshare 2013 Inspires Budding Entrepreneurs

Daniel Michalik MFA 04 FD is proof positive that a DIY attitude – plus a lot of determination and elbow grease – can result in breakthrough manufacturing methods.

Shaping Rhode Island’s Economy

On Monday RISD hosted Art, Design + Manufacturing, a half-day conference convened to inspire Rhode Island-based educators, business leaders and manufacturers.

Cubist Fantasy

“Science fiction and fantasy catapult you into another world that you share with the author,” says Architecture graduate student Emily Yen MArch 15.

The Primal Seeing

In a warm and very personal talk last week, Pulitzer Prize-winning art critic for the New York Times Holland Cotter spoke about his journey as a “committed generalist” and “lifelong student of art.

FAV Wins Big in Ottawa

FAV students and alumni stand out at the 2014 Ottawa International Animation Festival, one of the most prestigious competitions in the field.