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RISD Appoints Interim Academic Leadership

Rhode Island School of Design has tapped three RISD alumni, professors and department heads for key leadership positions for next academic year.

Students’ Holiday Gallery Stands Out

RISD Exposé, a student-run temporary art and design gallery and gift shop, has been attracting crowds in downtown Providence during its 2010 holiday run.

Bamboo Design Initiative

In the late 1990s, RISD and the Environmental Bamboo Foundation in Bali, Indonesia, engaged in a multi-year partnership to explore innovative uses and applications of bamboo—the fastest growing woody plant on earth, but one long deemed inferior by the Western world.

Swarovski Crystals Add Sparkle to Homes

A partnership between RISD and CRYSTALLIZED – Swarovski Elements, a division of Swarovski, resulted in an exciting opportunity for a group of Furniture Design students.