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Inspiring Conservation

Maharam STEAM Fellow Kate Aitchison MFA 16 PR pursues projects that combine art and science for the good of the natural world.

Shaping the Future

In a new series of videos, alumni will help articulate why RISD’s immersive, process-driven educational model is ideally suited to preparing for what’s next.

Design Thinking in DC

After graduating from both RISD and Brown, Hannah Koenig BRDD 14 is adept at bringing art and design to unexpected places.

Faculty Foster Global Engagement

Six faculty members are conducting research in Central and South America, Asia and Europe with the goal of developing expansive new courses reflective of global realities.

Sound Vision

Foundation Studies Programs Head Shawn Greenlee 96 PR has earned a MacColl Johnson Fellowship to explore ancient Asian instruments in the context of new technology.

One Degree of Separation

Having landed a Jack Kent Cooke Foundation grant, Myles Dunigan 10 PR is pursuing a master’s at the University of Kansas—where he looks forward to connecting with other RISD alumni.

Paradoxes and Polarities

Multidisciplinary artist and MacArthur fellow Shahzia Sikander MFA 95 PT/PR encourages RISD students to question societal norms and reimagine the future.

Art for Action

Last fall during the National Day of Dignity and Respect, diverse families pasted rainbow-colored hearts on the doors and brick façade of Philadelphia’s office of US Immigration and Customs Enforcement.

Printing Time

How can a curator create a meaningful exhibition based on a collection that goes back almost two centuries and encompasses more than 5,000 works on paper? When Professor of Printmaking Andrew Raftery, a member of the National Academy of the Arts of Design, was invited to do just that, he opted to focus on the techniques printmakers use to depict the passage of time.