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Making a Mutant Vehicle

RISD studentsGenevieve Marsh BARch 16, Caitlyn Au 15 GL, Denali Schmidt 15 FAV and Joshua Shiau 15 ID are on a mission to create a cool art car for this summer’sBurning Man festival in Black Rock, Nevada.

Designing for America

On the night of the 2008 election that ushered Barack Obama into the White House,Sami Nerenberg 07 ID found herself searching for a design outlet to harness her surging feelings of patriotism.

Davis Calls Students to Action

Though many RISD students may not realize it, Angela Davis was a regular part of their lives long before she spoke at RISD on January 23.

Randall Illuminates the RISDsphere

As the second scholar to visit as part of RISD’s new Shared Voices series, Lisa Randall will bring the heady stuff of her discipline – particle physics – down to earth for a lay audience when she speaks in the RISD Auditorium on Thursday, February 2.

Japanese Art to Offer Relief

On Saturday, April 9, students from the RISD studio Architectonics will join their instructor, New York-based architect Aki Ishida, at the Japan Society in New York City for a benefit concert and workshop to raise funds for the Society’s Earthquake Relief Fund.

Community Garden Blossoms

As crits go, it was unusual: Under a hazy afternoon sky, in an open-air pavilion with a view of the Blackstone River, 68 students from a spring 2011 Architecture Design studio presented the thinking behindBlossom, a community garden they designed for the city of Pawtucket, RI.

Mapping the Visual Mind

For the last 15 years, writer, theorist and RISD faculty memberAnne West has helped graduate students across disciplines express their visual ideas in written form, providing support as they tackle the thesis component of their master’s degree programs.

RISD Partners with US State Department

As it approaches its 50th anniversary, the US State Department’s office of ART in Embassies (AIE) has chosen renowned sculptorJim Drain 98 SC to create a site-specific work for a new US embassy compound being built in Rabat, Morocco.

Hoop-La: RISD’s Basketball Team is Having a Ball

In the tradition of all great RISD sports teams (The Nads, The Jugs, The Pricks), our basketball team proudly carries a name that students at most schools might be embarrassed to shout in a packed auditorium.