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Message in a Bottle

Using thousands of recycled water and milk bottles, Professor and Head of SculptureEllen Driscoll has created an ambitious new work of public art for Providence’s waterfront.

Reimagining the Industrial Waterfront

Graduate students enrolled in Scales of Operation in the Waterfront have big ideas for the Brooklyn Navy Yard.

Dancing on the Ceiling

Designer Matthew Bird 89 ID, an assistant professor of Industrial Design at RISD, learned long ago that the secret to carving out a successful career is thinking outside the box.

Nurturing Young Talent

Ghanain painter and community artist Munir Mohammed MA 99 finds joy and serenity in teaching.

Alum Wins Guggenheim for Body-Generated Art

This spring Janine Antoni MFA 89 SC joined the diverse group of 180 artists, scientists and scholars who won a prestigious 2011Guggenheim Fellowship.

VELUX Helps Light the Way to Urban Farming

In the Architecture studio Skin Deep, Light as Air, students were asked to transform an abandoned 19th-century mill building in a low-income Providence neighborhood into a mixed-use facility that can support urban agriculture.

Making Art Work

Rocco Landesman, chairman of the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA), is often asked how he can justify spending $150 million to fund the arts when that money could be spent on “real jobs” like building roads.

Architecture Professor Wins Major Award

A curved, shimmering block of apartments in a struggling London neighborhood has won top honors in the2011 Brick Awards, one of the most well-established and respected design awards in the UK.

Photographic Provocateur

Photographer Steven Klein 76 PT is notoriously reticent about being interviewed – and about discussing his past, his age, his interests.