Stories about studios + projects

Student Interventions @RISD Museum

This year's Dorner Prize goes to an outdoor installation critiquing institutional bias and a performance piece meditating on slavery, the civil rights movement and the beauty of black people.

Women at the Forefront of Design

Four outstanding RISD alumnae were among 16 women artists recognized in an Artsy editorial for advancing design in the US.

Designers in a Hot Spot

Seven RISD alumni are included in Sight Unseen’s recently released 2016 American Design Hot List.

Furniture Formed from Fabric

Furniture Design and Textiles students in a research studio called Textile into Furniture paired off to design unique pieces of furniture incorporating advanced fabrics and techniques.

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.

Inspired by Senegal

As a summer intern at Speak Up Africa, Julia Steketee 18 FD learned about Senegal and how to use her design skills to help people.

Reconstructing Cuba

As a summer intern at the American Museum of Natural History in NYC, dual degree student Joyce Lin BRDD 17 FD helped to fabricate a groundbreaking biodiversity exhibit.

Designed to Help Find a Cure

For Jacob Riley-Wasserman 12 FD, what started as a companion piece for an outdoor grill became a way for the furniture maker to leave a legacy in his fight against cancer, even after his death last winter.

Stimulating STEAM Symposium

Artists, scientists, designers and educators share ideas and stimulate new avenues of thought at RISD’s biennial Design Science Symposium.

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Apparel Design Architecture Ceramics Digital + Media Experimental and Foundation Studies Film / Animation / Video Furniture Design Glass Graduate Studies Graphic Design History, Philosophy + the Social Sciences Illustration Industrial Design Interior Architecture Jewelry + Metalsmithing Landscape Architecture Literary Arts + Studies Painting Photography Printmaking Sculpture Teaching + Learning in Art + Design Textiles Theory + History of Art + Design