News

Saluting Success @Commencement 17

RISD grads and Airbnb cofounders Joe Gebbia 05 GD/ID and Brian Chesky 04 ID are among the honored guests joining the celebration at Commencement 2017.

Collection 17 Celebrates the Body

Seniors in Apparel Design showed their flamboyant, beautifully crafted collections at a much-anticipated runway show.

Woon’s Win for Footwear Design

Senior Jenevieve Woon 17 ID shows strong in nationwide shoe-design competition.

New Leadership in Architecture

Amy Kulper, newly appointed head of the Architecture department, looks forward to collaborating with colleagues and building on RISD’s strengths.

Designing Space for Healing

Interior Architecture sophomores redesign a group residence for men recovering from drug addiction and the hardships of homelessness.

Liu Lands a Guggenheim

Sculpture faculty member Jen Liu earns a 2017 Guggenheim Fellowship in the Film and Video category.

Virgil Visits (Theoretically)

In May fashion designer Virgil Abloh spoke to students about his career trajectory and approach to design.

Creative Hunger

Otis Gray 14 SC brings much that he learned in the studio to producing Hungry, a podcast about the power of food in a polarized world.

Advocating for Substantive Change

Film/Animation/Video faculty member Andrew Freiband 97 FAV presents recent research projects focused on the changing role of the contemporary documentarian.