Stories about studios + projects

Natural Selection

New graduate Jake Sienkiewycz 15 ID/PH brings his love for the outdoors and everything he learned at RISD to his work at Vermont-based outdoor equipment startup Finn Utility.

New RISD Fulbright Scholars

Three recent alumni have earned 2015–16 Fulbright grants to collaborate with artists and designers in Brazil, India and Austria.

Breaking Through

A visit from photojournalist and activist Richard Ross inspires RISD students to pursue social justice projects.

Focusing on Race

To promote dialogue, Nicole Buchanan 15 PH is creating a photographic series on students of color at RISD.

Inspired by Rome

A fabulous exhibition featuring work by alumni of RISD’s popular European Honors Program (EHP) is now at Woods-Gerry Gallery.

Sundance Backs New Documentary

In July the Sundance Institute awarded recent graduate RaMell Ross MFA 14 PH a coveted $35,000 Production Grant to turn an evocative 22-minute visual narrative he has been working on for years into a full-length feature film.

Wintersession Wanderlust

Wintersession – RISD's six-week mini-semester between fall and spring terms – is often a wonderful time for students to go abroad.

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.

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.

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