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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.

Teaching Perspective

Focused studies in Environmental Studies and Gender, Sexuality + Race helped Ali Blake 14 TX see her work in textiles—and the world around her—through a different lens.

Dualities

As a double major, Yves-Olivier Mandereau 15 CR/GD is passionate about exploring language, culture and communication in his work.

Getting Oriented to the Community

Kneeling on a concrete slab covered with splinters and wood dust, new student Kathryn LaMontagne 18 FS lays down her paintbrush to inspect a large wooden box with a circular hole at the top.

Working on Woody’s Latest Film

As a production assistant on the film crew that just wrapped production on Woody Allen’s latest flick, Danielle Glynn 15 FAV spent her summer regulating the frenetic activities surrounding the big-budget film.