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  • Ideas Born on Paper

    Drawing Ambience, an exhibition on view at the RISD Museum, offers a glimpse into the generative process used by seminal architects prior to the digital age.

  • Faculty Foster Global Engagement

    Six faculty members are conducting research in Central and South America, Asia and Europe with the goal of developing expansive new courses reflective of global realities. 

  • Establishing Shellfish Habitats

    A team of RI educators is preparing to test sculptural forms designed to attract marine life in the waters off India Point Park.

  • Cleaner + Better Care

    In Germ Studio, students devise medical tools that reduce health-care associated infections while addressing issues related to patient comfort.

  • Curatorial Insights

    Museum Fellow Edith Young 16 PH helps curator Kate Irvin care for historically significant fashions and fabrics.

  • Unearthing the Past

    Work by students in this spring’s Witness Tree studio is being exhibited at the Martin Van Buren National Historic Site in New York state.

  • Confronting Climate Change

    Students in a cross-disciplinary spring studio dream up designs for a proposed Museum of Climate Change in Manhattan. 

  • Caring for Cultural Treasures

    As a RISD Museum Fellow, Margaret Finaly 16 CR worked with a professional conservator in caring for prized objects in the collection.

  • Startups Ramp Up

    Two teams of RISD-educated entrepreneurs will  refine their products this summer as part of Boston’s MassChallenge Accelerator program.

  • Natural Selection

    New graduate Jake Sienkiewycz 15 ID/PH brings his love for the outdoors and everything he learned at RISD to his work at Vermont-based outdoor equipment startup Finn Utility.

  • Probing Performance Art

    Students in a Robert L. Turner-funded spring seminar on performance studies probed the intersections of politics, culture and performance. 

  • New Grad STEAMs Ahead

    Ryan Mather 15 ID is thrilled to start work as an interdisciplinary designer at littleBits – a New York-based company that manufactures DIY electronics kits.

  • Fortifying the Future

    Students in an Interior Architecture studio sponsored by the van Beuren Charitable Foundation envision preservation through change at historic Fort Adams in Newport, RI.

  • First Job: Fighting AIDS

    New graduate Robin Hilkey 15 GD feels well prepared for the fast-paced design and branding work she'll do at the anti-AIDS organization (RED).

  • Be Bold, Shake Things Up!

    Irreverent filmmaker John Waters and other inspiring speakers kept spirits high at RISD’s 2015 Commencement ceremony.

  • Landing at LAIKA

    Graduating seniors Emily Neilson 15 FAV and Katy Strutz 15 IL are thrilled to move on to LAIKA, a creative animation studio outside Portland, OR.

  • Teaching with Touch

    In partnership with LEGO Education, students in an interdisciplinary spring studio imagine digital and analogue interfaces for tactile tools that will shape tomorrow’s classrooms.

  • Positively Mesmerizing

    The Graduate Thesis Exhibition offers a cornucopia of captivating projects made by 178 graduating master’s degree recipients.

  • New RISD Fulbright Scholars

    Three recent alumni have earned 2015–16 Fulbright grants to collaborate with artists and designers in Brazil, India and Austria.

  • Oldham Shares Warmth + Wisdom

    Designer Todd Oldham has visited RISD several times this semester to offer Textiles students valuable feedback and helpful, real-world advice.

At RISD there's nothing unusual about suddenly finding a doorknob on a tree trunk, shown here across from Carr House,
the charming home of Student Life offices and the student-run Carr Haus Café.