Student Stories

Balancing Act

Textiles sophomore Kathryn LaMontagne 18 TX recognizes the importance of balancing her studio work with a healthy social life.

Inviting New Experiences

Small-town dreamer Vaughan Carman 18 AP thanks the RISD community for awakening him to a world of possibilities.

Exploring Sound + Space at the RISD Museum

Architecture students present an interactive, multimedia performance piece that brings the RISD Museum’s Grand Gallery to life.

Finding Her Footing

After a bit of culture shock last year, Yasemin Orhan 18 FAV has been adjusting to life far from Istanbul and warming to the camaraderie in the Film/Animation/Video department.

Design Like a Girl

The Architecture department builds on its partnership with Providence’s Lincoln School, encouraging young women to engage with the built environment.

Inspiring Conservation

Maharam STEAM Fellow Kate Aitchison MFA 16 PR pursues projects that combine art and science for the good of the natural world.

Sensible + Sensitive Solutions

All 95 undergraduate and graduate student in Interior Architecture collaborated on this year’s five-day charette, a challenge to design a better classroom for young children with autism.

Remaking History

Centuries-old textiles in the amazing collection at the RISD Museum inspire students to create stunning contemporary work in response to specific pieces.

Naturally Sustainable

Interested in how textile design can empower rural communities, Maharam Fellows Lyza Baum 16 TX and Emilie Jehng 16 TX researched natural dye practices on the remote Filipino island of Bohol.