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Standing Up for Equal Rights

Textiles faculty member Gina Gregorio 92 TX creates wearables with a message for the Women’s March on Washington.

Exploring the Gray Areas

New Assistant Professor of Political Economy Alero Akporiaye brings much-needed perspective to the understanding of the global economy.

Imagining New Dimensions

Architecture faculty members Aaron Forrest and Yasmin Vobis explore the relationship between fairy tales and architectural space.

Preparing for Mars

An independent research project headed up by RISD’s NASA Coordinator Michael Lye 96 ID puts an entirely new spin on a space suit made for simulated space exploration.

Mississippi Music Stories

In his work with the GRAMMY Museum Mississippi, Dean of Liberal Arts Dan Cavicchi has shed new light on how the state's musicians helped define pop music—and how pop music has changed the world.

Place and Process

New Furniture Design faculty member Patty Johnson collaborates with master craftspeople around the world, exploring how objects are transformed by material and culture.

Making an Impression

As a new associate professor, master printmaker Megan Foster 00 PR is looking forward to working with and learning from RISD students.

Shifting Our Collective Consciousness

Both when teaching and working in her studio, new Sculpture Department Head Lisi Raskin strives to create the kind of world she wants for everyone.

The Dialogue of Teaching

New Assistant Professor of Graphic Design Keetra Dixon encourages students to take an agnostic approach to ideation and then find the best tool for the job.