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Stories about studios + projects

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.

Striking Student Designs in NYC + Milan

Eight RISD students in Furniture Design and Textiles are exhibiting crocheted and knitted furniture as part of Italy’s renowned design triennial.

The Allure of Close Observation

As a Mellon Faculty Fellow, Professor John Dunnigan MFA 80 ID is building new opportunities for faculty and students to engage with the RISD Museum’s stunning collection.

Shaping the Future

In a new series of videos, alumni will help articulate why RISD’s immersive, process-driven educational model is ideally suited to preparing for what’s next.

Unearthing the Past

Work by students in this spring’s Witness Tree studio is being exhibited at the Martin Van Buren National Historic Site in New York state.