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Spirits High at Commencement 2012

The rainy day last Saturday, June 2, couldn’t dampen the spirits of the 645 graduates who celebrated together with family members and friends at RISD’s 2012 Commencement ceremony.

Fancy Footwork

Earlier this spring when Dailing Chen 13 TX attended the Career Center’s Design Portfolio Review, she spoke with reps from various companies about her desire to develop high-performance fabrics for athletic shoes.

Chatani Takes Manhattan

Graduating senior Minali Chatani 13 GD grew up in Montego Bay, Jamaica “surrounded by beach, land and one local pharmacy that has everything anyone living on an island could need.

New Life for National Landmark

Following a hunch, Jesse Kaminsky MFA 14 SC took long strips of Tyvek and slowly ran the polyethylene pieces under the needle of his sewing machine.

Luxurious Leather Making

In April Diana Wagner MID 14 took a hiatus from studio to explore the rolling hills of San Miniato, a small village nestled in the Tuscan countryside, and learn about a new material that could be integral to her work.

Smooth Sailing in Southern China

Given that his family has been building boats since his great-grandfather started Cheoy Lee Shipyards in 1870, Hong Kong-based alumnus Martin Lo BID 84 knew he wouldn’t be looking for a job after graduation.

Lights, Camera, Collection

Earlier this week in the Apparel Design department’s fifth-floor studio, Caitrin Watson 13 AP paused to size up her senior thesis work – a luxurious collection of meticulously tailored knitwear.

Where Observation Meets Imagination

A diverse group of more than 20 artists, musicians and scientists – many with RISD connections – has joined together to create a “fully immersive art/science/music experience” at Brown University’s Ladd Observatory in Providence.

Looking Sharp

The Oxford Dictionary defines a dandy as “a man unduly devoted to style, neatness and fashion in dress and appearance.