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St. Florian studio

In July 2011, Rhode Island Governor Lincoln Chafee signed a bill that set the stage for a major transformation of the cityscape in downtown Providence.

Designing for Deep Space

RISD's artists and designers are attempting to answer a question that's had NASA engineers scratching their heads for decades: how do you make a glove tough enough to withstand the moon's harsh atmosphere while allowing the hand to move freely? In the Wintersession course Designing Space Gloves for NASA – a studio offered by RISD's Apparel and Industrial Design departments – students are pairing up to create functional prototypes that can weather the unearthly elements of deep space.

Leading Companies Tap RISD Talent

Last week Matthew Bohne BArch 15 was ecstatic to meet with designers from Gensler, an international architectural leader that's now designing a visionary airport hub to literally float on the Thames Estuary outside London.

‘Jewel Thieves’ Sparkles

The 2013 Jewelry + Metalsmithing graduate biennial exhibition invites visitors to expand their own concept of adornment and what constitutes wearable art.

Students Helping Students

For many high school students in urban public school districts, hopes of a college education are often dashed by endless obstacles.

Students Build a Simpler, Greener Car

RISD design students and engineering majors from Brown University have used their combined problem-solving skills to tackle a growing global concern: the need for affordable, flexible transportation powered by renewable fuel sources.

Designing a Sustainable Campus in Costa Rica

With a working farm, grazing cattle and groves of mango and citrus trees, the new satellite campus being developed by Costa Rica’s Earth University offers abundant opportunities to explore design for sustainability – and for RISD students to think about eco-progressive solutions in a new cultural context.

Capturing a Reservation

In 1992 when John Willis MFA 86 PH first visited Pine Ridge Indian Reservation in South Dakota, he was an outsider.

RISD Tops the Year in Review

A remarkable eight of the 40 projects selected for the Public Art Network’s2010 Year in Review were created by RISD alumni and faculty.