Stories about studios + projects

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.

Collaborating on Health Design

At an August 28 mini-conference in Providence called Collaboration = Innovation, medical professionals and designers heard from RISD students past and present about the latest innovations and trends in the growing field of design for the healthcare industry.

London Calling

Having just learned he’s one of 20 artists nationwide to earn a 2013 Jack Kent Cooke Foundation Graduate Arts Award, furniture designer and ceramist Louie Rigano 10 ID is getting ready to travel to London for a two-year stint at the Royal College of Art.

Touching the World

While touring Perkins School for the Blind as seniors last fall,Maeve Jopson 13 ID andCynthia Poon 13 ID were deeply touched by the scrappy ingenuity exhibited by the warm-hearted educators at the institution.

Enterprising Inventions

A skier struggles to clear the condensation fogging up his goggles.

Cooking Up a STEAM Carnival

If you’ve seen the incredible 2010 OK Go video for This Too Shall Pass, which features a four-minute chain of mechanical events, from falling dominoes to rolling bowling balls to paint gun explosions, then you’re familiar with the work of LA design studio Two Bit Circus.

Graduate Goes on to Google 5

It’s the rare college senior who finds himself going to work for Google after graduation.

Luxurious Leather Making

In April Diana Wagner MID 14 took a hiatus from studio to explore the rolling hills of San Miniato, a small village nestled in the Tuscan countryside, and learn about a new material that could be integral to her work.

Smooth Sailing in Southern China

Given that his family has been building boats since his great-grandfather started Cheoy Lee Shipyards in 1870, Hong Kong-based alumnus Martin Lo BID 84 knew he wouldn’t be looking for a job after graduation.

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