Stories about studios + projects
Art students and politicians don’t usually speak the same language, much less collaborate towards a common goal.
Students in Architecture, Foundation Studies, Industrial Design and Interior and Landscape Architecture participated in a series of special interdisciplinary courses focused on a future in which gadgets and machines help ease the burden of household chores.
On the night of the 2008 election that ushered Barack Obama into the White House,Sami Nerenberg 07 ID found herself searching for a design outlet to harness her surging feelings of patriotism.
Students in Industrial Design and Interior Architecture got a close look at an intriguing industry in a Helicopter Studio offered in conjunction with Sikorsky Aircraft Corporation.
As the first art and design school ever to enter NASA’s Great Moonbuggy Race (an annual spring event), RISD stood out—showing the NASA commentators just what a team of designers can do.
Several Industrial Design students and recent graduates helped NASA tackle a problem that needs to be solved before the next manned mission to the moon: how to keep astronauts from carrying potentially harmful moon dust into their lunar lander.
At the 2010 A Better World by Design conference, an annual event organized by RISD and Brown students, Industrial Design Professor Seth Stem led a workshop in Natural Fiber Composites for a standing-room-only crowd of more than 100 people packed into the ID Gallery.
An interdisciplinary group of graduate students got a fresh perspective on design research thanks to a recent partnership between RISD and Target Corporation.
“Making art is a lot like quitting smoking,” said RISD alumMac Premo 95 IL.