Stories about studios + projects

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.

Fulbright Winners Headed in All Directions

In our increasingly homogenized global society, artists and designers are exploring historical and ethnographic traditions in order to create meaningful, culturally significant work.

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“Daddy, is this where they make clouds?”.

Gall Defies Gravity

Photographer Sally Gall 78 PH defies gravity in her solo show Unbound, on view through May 4 at Julie Saul Gallery in New York.

Picturing the True South

RaMell Ross MFA 14 PH has a knack for capturing the quiet moments that offer a rare glimpse into Hale County, a rural region of Alabama known for its antebellum houses and fields dotted with tufts of white cotton.

Finding Beauty in Everyday Struggle

For photographer and professor Justin Kimball 85 PH, returning to RISD in December to speak as part of the Photography department’s T.

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.

Past and Present Collide

“Story is first and foremost in my work,” notes photographer Laura McPhee MFA 86 PH in discussing River of No Return, a solo show that continues through September 22 at the Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art in Kansas City, MO.

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