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  • Creating Healthy Narratives

    Through a summer internship at Boston Children’s Hospital, Yuko Okabe 17 IL is helping to develop a biofeedback game for kids struggling with emotional and behavioral issues.

  • A Summer of Art + Tech in NYC

    Through a four-week internship at the Brooklyn experimental studio Eyebeam, Zak Ziebell BRDD 19 PT gained invaluable professional experience at the intersection of technology and fine art.

  • Hands-on Help for Women

    Victims of human trafficking in Louisville, KY are benefiting from life-changing opportunities made possible through an innovative startup called Anchal.

  • The Dialogue of Teaching

    New Assistant Professor of Graphic Design Keetra Dixon encourages students to take an agnostic approach to ideation and then find the best tool for the job. 

  • A New Space for Sonic Innovation

    Housed in the former library, a state-of-the-art multichannel sound system brings exciting new possibilities for sonic experimentation to RISD.

  • Innovations in Wood

    Faculty member Yugon Kim finds new inspiration through his research into environmentally sustainable contemporary timber construction. 

  • Finding a Natural Rhythm

    Providence-based designer Miles Endo 10 ID makes custom furniture and lighting fixtures that reflect his love of natural materials and traditional Japanese culture.

  • Preserving a Love of Painting

    Through an upcoming internship at Yale University Art Gallery, recent grad Heather McLeod 16 IL hopes to further her growing interest in art conservation.

  • Summer Internships with a Twist

    Working with nonprofits and governmental agencies, RISD's Maharam STEAM fellows are applying critical thinking to issues well beyond the world of art and design. 

  • Advocating for Equity

    Double major Anthony (Utē) Petit 18 ID/TX makes time to advocate for an inclusive experience for all students of color at RISD.

  • Redesigning Environmentalism

    Ian Quate MLA 11 is helping to redefine landscape architecture through an interdisciplinary research project focused on cleaning up Brooklyn’s Gowanus Canal. 

  • Unbound by Convention

    As a Guggenheim Fellow, painter and Assistant Professor Angela Dufresne plans to cultivate her work in Italy, where she’ll also serve as chief critic for RISD’s European Honors Program in Rome.

  • Activist in the Making

    Rising senior Lucy Crelli 17 AP hopes to pursue a career at the intersection of art, design and activism.

  • Ready to Work

    New graduate Luke Gordon 16 ID is excited to join a team of industrial design consultants in the San Francisco office of SYPartners.

  • Embracing the Asterisk

    Speakers at RISD’s 2016 Commencement ceremony urge this year’s graduating class to bring a sense of hope and possibility to a world in need of creative change.

  • Breaking with Tradition

    Students in Interior Architecture’s graduate program in adaptive reuse present bold design interventions for the historic Redwood Library and Athenaeum in Newport, RI.

  • The Art of Fulbright Exchanges

    Now that they have won Fulbrights for the 2016-17 academic year, Miri Kim 16 PT  and Midge Wattles 12 PH  plan to take full advantage of exciting cross-cultural exchanges.

  • Learning through Service

    Students involved in RISD’s Leadership and Community Engagement (LACE) program develop valuable skills through volunteer work with local nonprofits.  

  • Improving Air Travel

    A cross-disciplinary spring studio sponsored by Textron Aviation Inc. invites students to reimagine the experience of flying.  

  • Critical Design Can Change the World

    In early May members of the RISD and Brown communities came together to share thoughts at the second annual Critical Design/Critical Futures symposium.  

The men in this 1903 portrait class were serious about the business at hand.