Stories about studios + projects

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.

Eckhaus Latta Follows Its Own Lead

With their first museum exhibition ever—at the Whitney—fashion favorites Mike Eckhaus 10 SC and Zoe Latta 10 TX continue to defy the desire to define their evolving practice.

Textiles for HPV Prevention in Mali

Eliza Squibb 13 TX designs “storytelling cloths” to communicate with West African women about the vital importance of vaccinations to fight cervical cancer .

Questions of Identity

Brown/RISD dual degree student Nadia Wolff BRDD 21 TX considers how religion relates to race, sexuality and global colonization.

Learning on a Lakota Reservation

Working on the Cheyenne River Reservation in South Dakota, Social Innovation Fellow Elizabeth Schweizer 19 TX built intergenerational connections through the arts.

Wonderland of Warp, Weft + Work

Senior Sydney Foreman 18 TX reflects on a nine-week internship in Brooklyn working to assist and learn from accomplished textiles artist Liz Collins 91 TX/MFA 99.

Textiles Revolution Looms Large

Backed by the National Science Foundation, professors from RISD and Cornell create groundbreaking software that allows everyone interested to produce woven fabrics.