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New Professors Bring Broad Diversity

RISD’s 10 new full-time faculty members are bringing new perspectives to campus and helping to diversify the curriculum.

The Beauty of Beech + Bamboo

Professors John Dunnigan MFA 80 ID and Lothar Windels BID 96 create the Rhye Collection of furniture for RISD's new residence hall.

Bold Breakthroughs in 3D Weaving

In developing Weavecraft, Associate Professor Brooks Hagan and the Virtual Textiles Research Group are pushing weaving in exciting new directions.

Curating a Retro-Futuristic Show at MAD

Alumna Kellie Riggs 11 JM curates a retro-futuristic jewelry exhibition at the Museum of Arts and Design in NYC.

Brightening a Grimm Tale

Comics artist and graphic novelist Ben Nadler 13 IL speaks with students about making his new book The White Snake.

RISD’s First Endowed Chair in Textiles

Longtime Professor Anais Missakian 84 TX is honored to accept her new appointment as RISD’s first Pevaroff-Cohn Family Endowed Chair in Textiles.

Guggenheim Fellows Focus on New Work

Faculty members Deborah Zlotsky and Yevgeniya Baras and alumna Jennifer Garza-Cuen MFA 12 PH win 2019 Guggenheim Fellowships.

Reframing African Identities

Assistant Professor of Architecture Emanuel Admassu researches how evolving notions of global art and design play out across the African diaspora.

Prizing Pulitzer

Assistant Professor Ramón Rivera-Moret brings his vision to a new documentary about 19th-century newspaperman Joseph Pulitzer.