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Exploring Critical Making

Faculty, staff and students came together on April 19 for Mapping Making, a new series of discussions around what critical making means at RISD and how departments view the future of making in their fields.

Davis Educational Foundation

RISD has launched a new Academic Commons Program (ACP) to galvanize the teaching and learning initiatives identified in its 2012 Strategic Plan.

New Directions in Teaching

Six faculty members win 2050 Fund grants to pursue exciting new initiatives this fall.

Ecocentric Practice

An experimental spring studio sheds light on changing ecosystems by focusing on migrating marine duck species that winter in Rhode Island.

New Faculty on View

Deborah Zlotsky, a newly appointed assistant professor in Foundation Studies, makes paintings and drawings that blur the line between intention and coincidence.

Freedom to Focus

A MacColl Johnson Fellowship is giving Associate Professor of Foundation Studies Leslie Hirst the freedom to pursue exciting new studio work while on sabbatical.

Extraterrestrial Experimentation

Surrounded by scraps of splintered foam and crumpled coffee cups, students in Creature-Creation – a Wintersession studio offered by Film/Animation/Video and Big Nazo Lab – barely look up from their half-finished puppets as Faccia Verde Numero Uno, a self-proclaimed extraterrestrial, inspects their progress.

Mapping Learning Reflects on RISD’s Essence

Mapping Learning, a series of public talks and workshops reflecting on RISD’s core mission, has been stimulating dialogue among students, faculty and staff this fall.

Seeing Science: NSF Backs RISD Research

For the last year, a consortium of nine Rhode Island colleges and universities—including RISD, Brown and the University of Rhode Island (URI)—has been engaged in a joint, multiyear project to investigate the impact of climate change on marine life.

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