News

Understanding the True Impact of War

As the situation in the Central African Republic goes from bad to worse, students who completed last semester’s Combat and Culture: War in Public Consciousness, a course taught by Senior Lecturer Tom Roberts, are responding to the news with a heightened awareness and a new understanding that war is endemic to human civilization, a chain of violence reaching back through time.

Maharam Fellows Work for Social Change

It wouldn’t be wise to poke holes in the plastic-wrapped package now on its way to Blake Hiltunen MFA 14 SC.

High-Tech HAUS Takes Shape

Although summer feels far away, a team of students from RISD, Brown and the University of Applied Sciences Erfurt in Germany is hard at work building a full-scale house in time for this summer’s 2014 Solar Decathlon Europe competition in Versailles, France.

Vásquez to Accept 2014 Alumni Award

At RISD’s Commencement ceremony on May 31, the RISD Alumni Association will present architect and social justice advocate Hildegard Vásquez BArch 94 with its 2014 Alumni Award for Professional Achievement.

Paradoxes and Polarities

Multidisciplinary artist and MacArthur fellow Shahzia Sikander MFA 95 PT/PR encourages RISD students to question societal norms and reimagine the future.

Exploring Subterranean Rome

The course description for RISD in Rome – a month-long, three-credit Continuing Ed course offered for the first time this summer – invites students to “journey into subterranean spaces and embrace archeological inquiry.

Fairytales, Mughal Style

Pakistani-born artist Mariam Quraishi 15 IL is putting an Eastern spin on a series of acrylic illustrations inspired by some of the most harrowing folktales ever penned by the Brothers Grimm.

Natural Alliance

Students in an Ecological Planning & Design studio taught by landscape architect Nick Pouder are proud to say that their work is helping the state of Connecticut in its quest to preserve 21% of its land area as open space for public recreation and natural resource conservation.

Diving Deep

Ceramics Department Head Katy Schimert searches the ocean’s depths and captures the public’s imagination with a solo show and residency at UMass/Amherst.