News

Exploring Critical Making

Faculty, staff and students came together on April 19 for Mapping Making, a new series of discussions around what critical making means at RISD and how departments view the future of making in their fields.

We Art Boston

After the shock of the Boston Marathon bombing last spring, Illustration faculty member Joe McKendry 94 IL wanted to do something to help.

Mastering Materials

Last week the Furniture Design department hosted Material Lessons, a two-day symposium exploring the importance of materials research and knowledge in the practice of art and design.

Kalman to Deliver Commencement Keynote

Three distinctly different pioneers in contemporary culture will accept honorary degrees at RISD’s 2013 Commencement ceremony on Saturday, June 1.

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.