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  • Exploring Sound + Space at the RISD Museum

    12/11/2015
    Architecture students present an interactive, multimedia performance piece that brings the RISD Museum’s Grand Gallery to life.

  • Finding Her Footing

    12/07/2015
    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

    12/04/2015
    The Architecture department builds on its partnership with Providence’s Lincoln School, encouraging young women to engage with the built environment.

  • Illuminating Experiments

    12/03/2015
    Cross-disciplinary designer James Carpenter 72 IL pushes the properties of glass to infuse light into his award-winning work.

  • Taking RISD by Storm

    11/24/2015
    Sophomore Dennis Krawec 18 ID is determined to take advantage of every resource and experience RISD has to offer.

  • Stranger than Fiction

    11/23/2015
    RISD faculty member Alexandra Anthony’s most recent film Lost in the Bewilderness earns an Odysseus Award for Best Creative Documentary.

  • Hope and the Humanities

    11/20/2015
    Renowned critical theorist Gayatri Chakravorty Spivak speaks with the RISD community about globalization and the role of an aesthetic education.  

  • Inspiring Conservation

    11/17/2015
    Maharam STEAM Fellow Kate Aitchison MFA 16 PR pursues projects that combine art and science for the good of the natural world.

  • Nonlinear Path to Pottery

    11/16/2015
    Celebrated ceramist Adam Silverman BArch 88 is an artist, designer, architect and craftsman rolled into one.

  • Illustrator as Public Intellectual

    11/12/2015
    In delivering the keynote address at an international gathering of illustrators, Rick Poyner challenged the audience to think about what the title of the symposium really means.

  • Brash Brilliance in Motion

    11/11/2015
    Digital artist and provocateur Joshua Davis urges students to conquer their fears and follow their creative passion.

  • On Point

    11/09/2015
    Visiting designer Nicholas Felton 99 GD leads a three-day workshop on data design for juniors in Graphic Design.

  • Starting Something New

    11/05/2015
    Now that he has been named a 2015–16 Changemaker Fellow, William Zheng 17 ID hopes to inspire other students to pursue their interest in socially conscious startups.

  • Sensible + Sensitive Solutions

    11/04/2015
    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.

  • Photographic Memory

    11/03/2015
    Photo historian Jung Joon Lee brings a keen eye and an international perspective to her new position as an assistant professor of the History of Art and Visual Culture. 

  • Shaping the Future

    11/02/2015
    In a new series of videos, alumni will help articulate why RISD’s immersive, process-driven educational model is ideally suited to preparing for what’s next.

  • Radical Innovator

    10/28/2015
    Hospitality architecture designer Sophia Chan MIA focused on possibilities rather than constraints when dreaming up the futuristic Broadster Hotel. 

  • Uprooting White Privilege

    10/26/2015
    Noted activist Tim Wise speaks to the RISD community about combatting systemic racism and making socially relevant artwork.
     

  • Weschler’s Wonderful Wit

    10/23/2015
    As part of the visiting artist series in Glass, cultural critic and author Lawrence Weschler led a RISD audience through a visual-culture hall of mirrors.

  • And Also: Writing

    10/23/2015
    The Writing Center and Graduate Studies co-host a symposium exploring how artists and designers engage with evolving forms of writing, editing and publishing.

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The façade of the Chace Center, a new multipurpose hub that opened
in 2008, offers an interesting contrast to the historic campus
buildings that surround it.