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Responding to Natural Disasters

In the face of a natural disaster, what is the role of an artist or designer? When earthquakes erupt or tsunamis strike thousands of miles away, how can creative thinkers and makers best respond?.

Learning the Art of Paper Preservation

Every RISD student knows the pain of returning to old sketchbooks only to find the drawings dulled and the pages crumbling.

Big Sky in the Big City

Construction sites may be “a reality of a healthy, growing city,” as New York City MayorMichael Bloomberg puts it, but not many people would call them anattractive reality.

Following Dreams by Following Ideas

Tino Chow 09 ID calls himself a designer, thinker, activist, storyteller and troublemaker.

Architecture Trio Wins New Recognition

Last year architecture alumsDavid Getty MArch 10, Stephanie Gunawan MArch 10 and Matthew Jacobs BArch 11 accomplished a rare feat for any newly minted art school graduate: In their very first project as the design teamTinder, Tinker, the trio earned international recognition by winning the Jury Prize inSukkah City 2010, a global design competition held in New York City.

Opportunities to Make It Better

Last spring RISD hosted the groundbreakingMake It Better symposium, a forum designed to spark innovations in health care by bringing artists and designers together with policymakers and leaders in the healthcare world.

Cultural Historian Earns High Praise for New Book

Long before music fans in the US listened to songs on iPods, they listened to music while also seeing it performed in concert halls and makeshift coliseums.

Artists Seeking Science

As an institution, RISD has been leading the way in advocating for art and design as integral to – not separate from – science and innovation, with major recent initiatives likeSTEM to STEAM and the National Science Foundation's EPSCoR grant.

Celebrity Summer School

It’s like a mini RISD reunion at MoMA PS1 this month, whereGus Van Sant 75 FAV, James Franco 12 DM,media critic and theoristFrancisco Ricardoof RISD’s Digital + Media department and guest artistRyan Trecartin 04 FAVare avoiding the beach in favor of a series of master classes collectively billed asSummer School.