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Alums Revive A Tiny Town in Hudson Valley

From the birth of The Steel Yard to reimagining downtown Providence through a majorpublic art grant, RISD’s tradition of community engagement in Rhode Island and beyond runs long and deep.

Innovative Storyteller Releases Latest Wonder

The minute his extraordinary kids’ novel The Invention of Hugo Cabret hit bookstores in 2007, Brian Selznick 88 IL was on his way to winning the hearts and minds of young readers around the world.

Alum’s Powerful Portraits Now at MoMA

There’s an inherent tension in the photographsDeana Lawson MFA 04 PH is currently showing at MoMA.

2011–12 Fulbright Winners Explore Global Culture

For the second year in a row, RISD has been named a top performer by the US State Department's Fulbright Program, the country's most competitive and prestigious merit-based awards for study abroad.

Opening Doors That Change Lives

One day in 2005, a group of boys from Providence’s Hope High School found their way to the basement at 20 Washington Place.

Etsy Entrepreneur Gets Off to a Flying Start

A year-long series of RISD entrepreneurship initiatives is culminating in a trip to Berlin, Germany for one creative and enterprising young alum.

Sustainable Design in Six Minutes or Less

“I have never met an engineer who willfully set out to damage ecosystems,” saysDawn Danby 00 ID, sustainable design program manager for the international software company Autodesk.

Brown + RISD: Improving Transportation in Developing Economies

The inspiration for eMotive, an ongoing collaboration between RISD designers and Brown University engineers, first hit Associate Professor Khipra Nichols [BID ’78] during a trip to Cambodia.

Designing the Ultimate User-Friendly Kitchen

In an unprecedented partnership between academia and industry, more than 100 RISD students in Architecture, Interior Architecture and Industrial Design set out to challenge 50-year-old assumptions about residential kitchens, an everyday example of poor design.