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Stepping Into Shoemaking

This spring RISD designers are taking advantage of a rare opportunity to dive into the world of traditional shoemaking – a highly specialized craft that's rooted in centuries-old European tradition.

Fresh Twist on Traditional Textiles

Printmaking senior Nina de Vassal 13 PR is pleased to have found a way to showcase the outdoor textures typical of Philadelphia’s oldest neighborhoods inside the home – through sophisticated upholstery and wallpaper inspired by the brick exteriors of many of the area’s Federal-style homes, not to mention the wisteria that creeps along their wrought iron fences.

Seating Revisited

Before graduating in May, Teshia Treuhaft MFA 14 FD represented RISD well at the 2014 Design Indaba Conference in South Africa.

Two Deans Appointed

Rhode Island School of Design has appointed film, video and digital media artist Sheri Wills to the position of dean of Fine Arts, effective on August 25, and has promoted cultural historian, author and scholar Daniel Cavicchi from acting dean of Liberal Arts to a permanent position as of July 1.

Faculty Biennial Showcases Eye-Opening Work

As a group of laughing children round the bend on the third floor of the RISD Museum, something stops them dead in their tracks.

Davis Educational Foundation

RISD has launched a new Academic Commons Program (ACP) to galvanize the teaching and learning initiatives identified in its 2012 Strategic Plan.

Open Intro to Studio Life

When prospective graduate students visited campus on November 16 for Graduate Studies’ annual IN FOcus session, they responded especially well to opportunities to talk with current students, who were eager to share information about their work, their program and life at RISD.

Into the Wild

For most people, tending to gorillas in the midst of lush African greenery is the stuff of adventurous dreams.

RISD/Brown Collaboration Celebrates Cunningham

He is hailed as the world’s greatest choreographer, an artist and avant-garde visionary whose philosophy of collaboration and random, chance movements shaped the world of modern dance.