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The Revolution Starts Now

On Wednesday evening, Children’s Defense Fund founder and President Marian Wright Edelman implored RISD students, faculty and staff not just to celebrate the dream and accomplishments of Martin Luther King, Jr.

Picturing the True South

RaMell Ross MFA 14 PH has a knack for capturing the quiet moments that offer a rare glimpse into Hale County, a rural region of Alabama known for its antebellum houses and fields dotted with tufts of white cotton.

Eco-friendly Construction in Costa Rica

Coated in a layer of dust and sweat, Dakota Linkel 15 IA struggles to fit a square piece of metal mesh into the large window opening of a schoolhouse in the tropics.

Extraterrestrial Experimentation

Surrounded by scraps of splintered foam and crumpled coffee cups, students in Creature-Creation – a Wintersession studio offered by Film/Animation/Video and Big Nazo Lab – barely look up from their half-finished puppets as Faccia Verde Numero Uno, a self-proclaimed extraterrestrial, inspects their progress.

Shaping Flight

Without a hint of hesitation, Caitlyn Au 15 GL zips herself into a protective jumpsuit, takes a deep breath and enters a pressurized wind chamber at SkyVenture, an indoor skydiving facility in New Hampshire.

Exploring Biodiversity in Guyana

Seven students traveled to the steamy Caribbean nation of Guyana during Wintersession as part of RISD’s South American travel course Exploring the Art + Science of Biodiversity in Guyana.

Making Magic

Last week students in RISD’s first theatrical design studio – co-taught by Sculpture Critic Jane South and Interior Architecture Critic Michael McGarty, who also teaches in the Theatre Arts department at Brown – offered a backstage peek inside The Magic Box, an all-new ballet that will premiere in Providence this spring.

Exploring the Thisness of That

On February 6 the artists and writers invited to participate in Show Tell/Tell Show, a half-day event co-sponsored by RISD’s Academic Commons Program and the Writing Center, expanded on the notion of ekphrasis (from the Greek prefix ek, meaning “out of” and phrasis, meaning “speech” or “expression”).

Beyond Bumper Stickers

When they interned with the Rhode Island Board of Elections last summer, Keela Potter 14 GD and Kelsey Lim 14 GD were surprised by the state of affairs at a special election they attended in Coventry, RI.