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RISD Students Connect with Industry Professionals

Juniors, seniors and grad students meet with representatives from 126 companies from across the globe at annual Design Portfolio Review.

This Wearable Fabric Microphone Can Listen to the World—and Your Body

Popular Science reports on research collaboration between MIT professors and RISD Textiles Professor Anais Missakian.
 

SPUR-Funded Research Underway

Juniors Gina Vestuti and Yukti Agarwal are using grants awarded by RISD Research to document the work of blues musicians in the US and traditional weavers in India.

Five Questions: Derrick Woods-Morrow

A brief interview with one of RISD’s recently hired Schiller Family Assistant Professors in Race in Art and Design.

Fall Crits Light Up Campus

RISD students in every department present their work to peers, faculty members and visiting critics.

Reclaiming the Blackstone

Students in a cross-disciplinary fall studio interpret cultural history and use geo-textiles to restore what was once described as “America’s hardest-working river.”

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.