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An Exceptional Mad Man

In 2008, when Chris Jones 52 IA first contacted RISD to see if the school had any interest in the working archive of her late husband Richard W.

Epic Plankton

Summer interns at the Nature Lab are making an animated educational program about the importance of marine plankton.

Local Collaboration Fosters Global Innovation

Students from RISD and neighboring Brown University worked together again this year to hostA Better World by Design, an annual conference aimed at addressing sustainable solutions to complex social issues such as food, health care and the built environment in the developing world.

Art + Business Meet at Harvard xDesign

RISD alum Jonathan Arena 09 GD is a right brain/left brain kind of guy.

Making Art Work

Rocco Landesman, chairman of the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA), is often asked how he can justify spending $150 million to fund the arts when that money could be spent on “real jobs” like building roads.

Winery Taps Students to Label New Vintage

The owners and winemaker at Sakonnet Vineyards, coastal New England’s oldest artisan winery, turned to RISD’s Graphic Design graduate students to develop a label for a new vintage of wine, Rhode Island Red.

Exploring Critical Making

Faculty, staff and students came together on April 19 for Mapping Making, a new series of discussions around what critical making means at RISD and how departments view the future of making in their fields.

Davis Educational Foundation

RISD has launched a new Academic Commons Program (ACP) to galvanize the teaching and learning initiatives identified in its 2012 Strategic Plan.

Open Intro to Studio Life

When prospective graduate students visited campus on November 16 for Graduate Studies’ annual IN FOcus session, they responded especially well to opportunities to talk with current students, who were eager to share information about their work, their program and life at RISD.