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Bold Breakthroughs in 3D Weaving

In developing Weavecraft, Associate Professor Brooks Hagan MFA 02 TX and the Virtual Textiles Research Group are pushing the potential for weaving in exciting new directions.

Library Inspires Site-Specific Textiles

Textiles students design custom jacquards for the RISD library’s collection of classic Knoll chairs.

Windgate Backs New Textiles Grad

Textiles major Elizabeth Schweizer 19 TX will advance her work with Lakota youth thanks to a 2019 Windgate Fellowship from the Center for Craft, Creativity & Design.

RISD’s First Endowed Chair in Textiles

Longtime Professor Anais Missakian 84 TX is honored to accept her new appointment as RISD’s first Pevaroff-Cohn Family Endowed Chair in Textiles.

Drawn from Nature’s Lab

Designers Rachel Doriss 99 TX and Molly Haynes 14 TX create a new textiles collection for Pollack inspired by RISD’s Nature Lab.

Dolls of Dissent

Boston-area artist and curator Kimberly Becker 90 TX speaks out on behalf of women everywhere against injustice and inequality.

Here in RI: Providence Backs Local Designers

Three entrepreneurial alumni and a current faculty member earn 2019 Providence Design Catalyst awards in support of their practices.

Redefining the Meaning of Monuments

Students in a multidisciplinary fall studio create powerful, site-specific installations at historic Fort Adams State Park in Newport, RI.

Spenner Comes Full Circle

RISD staff member and alumna Polly Spenner 10 TX reflects on her creative process and 28-year relationship with RISD.