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Conflict Hits Home in Syria

Syrian-American activist Lina Sergie Attar MArch 01 spoke at RISD on Tuesday, May 6, imploring students not to ignore the devastation taking place in her home country.

Fostering Environmental Literacy

This fall RISD will launch a new concentration in Nature-Culture-Sustainability Studies (NCSS).

Zipcar Founder Applauds the Sharing Economy

When Robin Chase founded Zipcar to bring the European car-sharing idea to North America, she had only $75,000 in venture capital to invest.

Making Multimedia Magic

When working on her latest feature, Carolyn Colton 14 FAV came to understand that the art of filmmaking really does involve smoke and mirrors.

Backing Textiles Innovation

As one of two winners of a 2014 Rhode Island Innovation Fellowship, Providence-based designer Amy Bernhardt 95 PR will use her $300,000 grant to launch Colorfast, a state-of-the-art research and manufacturing facility for designing and producing digitally printed textiles.

New Faculty on View

Deborah Zlotsky, a newly appointed assistant professor in Foundation Studies, makes paintings and drawings that blur the line between intention and coincidence.

Maharam Fellows Extend the Reach of Design

Ryan Murphy 15 ID couldn’t have picked a more fitting time to dive into the world of big data.

Sitings 13

On Thursday, March 21, the student artists who won the RISD Museum’s Sitings 2013 competition discussed their inspiration and their process at an opening reception to celebrate their new work.

Inspired Indy Label

“I’m not interested in fast, throwaway fashion,” Marcia Patmos 91 AP told students at a November 12 presentation in the Metcalf Auditorium.