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This Programmable Fiber Has Memories and Can Sense Temperature

Big Think reports on high-tech textiles research with foundations in RISD’s Textiles department.

Colorful Rug Collaboration Made Possible by RISD Professors and Artists

Architectural Digest reflects on how some of the institution’s best and brightest faculty members came together in the midst of the pandemic to work on the collection.

Class of 2021 Q&A | Textiles

Four graduating seniors discuss how the pandemic influenced their RISD experience and fueled their very personal degree projects.

Harnessing VR for the Arts

RISD participates in a Microsoft virtual reality study aimed at developing an immersive classroom environment that meets the needs of artists and designers.

Designing for the Future of Mobility

Students and faculty partner with Hyundai Motor Group to improve the way people move through—and live in—the world.

2020 Grads Share Work Virtually

From film premieres to the grad thesis show, graduating students are turning to alternative outlets for showcasing their work.

Pivoting to Fight the Pandemic

RISD makers are helping to address the nationwide shortage of personal protective equipment.

Utopian Vision

Artist Liz Collins returns to RISD to talk with students about her vibrant and ever-evolving practice.

RISD Receives its Largest Gift Ever

A $20-million gift from the Rayon Foundation Trust honors RISD’s historic roots in the study of textiles.