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Textiles Revolution Looms Large

Backed by the National Science Foundation, professors from RISD and Cornell create groundbreaking software that allows everyone interested to produce woven fabrics.

The Return of 10,000 Suns

Landscape Architecture Critic Adam E. Anderson MLA 12 raised seed money and led a team of volunteers to bring a joyous vision to life on the edge of RISD’s campus.

Experiencing Magic in Iceland

In July students participated in an intensive summer program investigating new ways of making poetic work in response to place.

RISD Appoints Strong New Academic Leaders

The provost turns to proven in-house talent to fill key positions for the new academic year.

Where Computation + Culture Converge

In RISD’s newest academic concentration, students create ambitious work at the intersection of art and digital technology.

Subotnick Wins Major Recognition

Film/Animation/Video Critic Steven Subotnick enjoys a wave of accolades, including a Guggenheim Fellowship and a Grand Prix at this year’s Holland Animation Festival.

Unexpected Insights

At the end of March, hundreds of design students and professionals converged on campus for the Industrial Design Society of America's 2017 northeast regional conference.

Paris Returns Recharged

At a spring sabbatical presentation, Associate Professor Norm Paris 00 IL shared the inspirations that energize his obsessive research.

Open to Multicultural Perspectives

Thanks to Professor of Architecture Hansy Better Barraza, Latinx and Asian students at Wellesley College have an inviting new space in which to build community on campus.