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Italian Materials Inspire Innovation

Apparel Design seniors teamed up with Textiles undergraduate and graduate students to weave exquisite materials together with experimental design in a semester-long collaboration with the Italian Trade Commission.

Fashion Forward

Long before Tim Gunn became a household name and Heidi Klum coined the dismissive phrase “You’re out,” RISD’s future trendsetters and tastemakers inApparel Design had been rolling out their own signature creations for the runway.

Design Pioneer Celebrated in Venice

In 1942, when Ruth Adler Schnee 45 IA left Detroit to attend RISD, she took an overnight train on the New York-bound Wolverine line.

ISUS + RISD Address Global Water Issues

Elizabeth Dean Hermann’s current concern is water.

Designs to Deliver Comfort

At the shelter run by Family Resources Community Action (FRCA) in Woonsocket, RI, six identical emergency apartments house four families in four bedrooms, with two shared bathrooms, a living room and an eat-in kitchen.

Ono Named First Gardner Fellow

Takuma Ono, a critic in RISD’s Landscape Architecture department, has been named the inaugural Maeder-York Family Fellow in Landscape Studies at the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum in Boston.

Completing the Picture

Artist Bo Joseph 92 PT begins his creative process by scavenging culturally and historically resonant artifacts – Roman helmets, erotic figures, Louis XIV chairs, even children’s clipart from Germany.

Mythic Meditations

Painting ProfessorDonna Bruton, who has taught at RISD for 18 years and has had two shows in Providence since last summer, has long maintained a productive tension in her work between seemingly contradictory influences.

Students Collaborate with National Park Service

In honor of National Park Week (April 16-24, 2011), an exhibition of work by RISD students opened at the Sagamore Hill National Historic Site, the Long Island home of America’s 26th president, Theodore Roosevelt.