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Maharam Fellows Explore New Frontiers

Eleven students and new graduates are bringing valuable critical thinking skills to nonprofits around the world.

Making Ideas Tangible

New graduate Ayah Badr 18 ID leaves RISD with the confidence she needs to turn her ideas into viable products.

Drawn in by the Grad Show

Master's degree candidates showcase the culmination of their creative efforts in this year's lively and impressive graduate thesis exhibition at the Providence Convention Center.

Souvenirs of Substance

Associate Professor Paolo Cardini leads a RISD symposium in Rome focused on non-Western, student-conceived visions of the future.

Alums Lead Equitable Met Campaign

With Toward Equitable Met Ticketing, a group of recent graduates are calling for the NYC museum to uphold its commitment to inclusion.

Emotionally Intelligent Designs

In a Wintersession studio sponsored by IBM, students explored the value of empathy in systems design.

Equipped with a Purpose

Through their softgoods company eqpd, Jonathan Baker 97 ID and Sean Donovan 94 IL are designing socially conscious products and business models.

No Fish Were Harmed in the Making of This Crit

Industrial design students set up shop in the Nature Lab, designing aquaponics systems with potential application on campus.

Anticipating the Age of Passion + Purpose

As the keynote speaker at DESIGN WEEK RI, Anthony Pannozzo 91 ID offers an inspiring talk about the future of design.