Stories about studios + projects

The Feeling of Flight

For their final project in a studio sponsored by Cessna, students created an installation that transports viewers to a place where time and space seem to disappear.

New Directions in Teaching

Six faculty members win 2050 Fund grants to pursue exciting new initiatives this fall.

Under African Skies

Thanks in part to a RISD Graduate Studies Grant, Chilean mixed-media artist Josefina Muñoz Torres MFA 13 GL has spent much of this year delving into nomadic life and its relationship to the notion of home.

Shaping Flight

Without a hint of hesitation, Caitlyn Au 15 GL zips herself into a protective jumpsuit, takes a deep breath and enters a pressurized wind chamber at SkyVenture, an indoor skydiving facility in New Hampshire.

Historical Perspective

If rising senior Cait Cannon 14 GL had to point to one thing that has changed about her since coming to RISD, it would be her newfound sense of self-confidence.

Making Speedbumps 4 Eels

Like a synchronized school of fish, a group of Glass students in RISD’s Hot Shop circle around the casting furnace to check on a collection of newly formed bell-shaped jars.

Mapping Learning Reflects on RISD’s Essence

Mapping Learning, a series of public talks and workshops reflecting on RISD’s core mission, has been stimulating dialogue among students, faculty and staff this fall.

RISD Recognizes Excellence in Teaching

Two exceptionally talented and dedicated faculty members have been recognized with RISD’s 2013 Frazier Award for Excellence in Teaching, an annual award presented at Commencement.

RISD Fulbright Winners Head to Four Continents

This year, of the 20 RISD students and alumni who applied for Fulbright grants to support research and study abroad, four have been fully funded and a fifth won a Core Scholar Grant via Holy Cross College, where she teaches visual arts.

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