News

John Maeda Moves On

Almost six years after accepting the position of president at RISD, John Maeda announced earlier this month that he is leaving to pursue his ongoing passion for design and technology in Silicon Valley.

Somerson named interim president

RISD’s Board of Trustees announced today that Provost Rosanne Somerson 76 ID will serve as interim president, beginning January 1, 2014.

Balls Stick Together

The Balls are on fire.

Revitalizing Riverside Park

How do cities revitalize historic post-industrial sites deteriorating from age and harboring a reputation for pollution? Assuming they can reverse the affects of centuries-old environmental damage, how do they get the public to use these spaces again?.

Riley Really Shines

Michael Riley 91 GD knows firsthand that TV productions move exceptionally fast.

New Life for a Portuguese Palace

After getting a long-distance introduction to Lisbon’s opulent Pal��cio Pombal, six graduate students in an advanced studio taught by Assistant Professor of Interior Architecture Eduardo Benamor Duarte traveled to Portugal last week to install site-specific interventions in the national monument themselves.

NOT the Norm

One afternoon when teaching in the women’s division of Rikers Island – the jam-packed jail complex on an isolated islet just outside New York City – Jenny Lai 10 AP got a crash course on how to make striking shades of eye-shadow by blending toothpaste, ink and powdered Kool-Aid.

Grad Show Glitters

Powerful street art projects, a living mini-garden—and a watchful robotic eyeball—are on display in All That Glitters Are Not LEDs, the Digital + Media show now at RISD’s Sol Koffler Graduate Student Gallery.

Historical Perspective

If rising senior Cait Cannon 14 GL had to point to one thing that has changed about her since coming to RISD, it would be her newfound sense of self-confidence.