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Faculty news

Teaching with Touch

In late May students in an interdisciplinary studio that caps RISD’s two-part collaboration with LEGO Education presented final projects to an international group of designers and educators.

Designing a Desirable Future

At Critical Design/Critical Futures, makers, writers, practitioners and educators exchanged ideas about the ways contemporary design influences forthcoming political, social and economic engagement.

Fresh Perspective

Teaching at RISD allows Andrew Robarts, a recently hired assistant professor in History, Philosophy + the Social Sciences, to approach Middle Eastern history from a new angle.

Talking Tools

Students, faculty and visiting artists consider the link between digital interfaces and the imagination as part of RISD’s new tool ( ) series.

Sound Vision

Foundation Studies Programs Head Shawn Greenlee 96 PR has earned a MacColl Johnson Fellowship to explore ancient Asian instruments in the context of new technology.

Inspiring Scholarly Culture

Newly appointed Dean of Liberal Arts Daniel Cavicchi is fascinated with the rich interplay between studio and scholarly learning.

Witnessing History

Twenty objects made by students as part of last spring's Witness Tree Project are on view through October 5 in an exhibition in New Jersey.

The Feeling of Flight

For their final project in a studio sponsored by Cessna, students created an installation that transports viewers to a place where time and space seem to disappear.

New Directions in Teaching

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