Stories about studios + projects

Smart Textiles

Can a beautifully designed knit dress use vibration therapy to treat osteoporosis or a slow-to-heal sports injury? Could people benefit from a textile programmed to provide light in response to touch? These are some of the questions that innovative textiles designer and newly appointed Assistant Professor Jesse Asjes explores in her work.

Inspiring Ideas

Senior Jessy Lu 15 TX finds fodder for her studio practice in the liberal arts classes she takes as a Literary Arts + Studies concentrator.

Teaching Perspective

Focused studies in Environmental Studies and Gender, Sexuality + Race helped Ali Blake 14 TX see her work in textiles—and the world around her—through a different lens.

Collaborative Work Shines at Slater Mill Museum

A beautiful new show featuring the collaborative work of 37 RISD students – and inspired by works of art at the RISD Museum – opens today at the historic Slater Mill Museum in Pawtucket, RI.

Italian Materials Inspire Innovation

Apparel Design seniors teamed up with Textiles undergraduate and graduate students to weave exquisite materials together with experimental design in a semester-long collaboration with the Italian Trade Commission.

Design Pioneer Celebrated in Venice

In 1942, when Ruth Adler Schnee 45 IA left Detroit to attend RISD, she took an overnight train on the New York-bound Wolverine line.

Fresh Twist on Traditional Textiles

Printmaking senior Nina de Vassal 13 PR is pleased to have found a way to showcase the outdoor textures typical of Philadelphia’s oldest neighborhoods inside the home – through sophisticated upholstery and wallpaper inspired by the brick exteriors of many of the area’s Federal-style homes, not to mention the wisteria that creeps along their wrought iron fences.

Open Intro to Studio Life

When prospective graduate students visited campus on November 16 for Graduate Studies’ annual IN FOcus session, they responded especially well to opportunities to talk with current students, who were eager to share information about their work, their program and life at RISD.

RISD/Brown Collaboration Celebrates Cunningham

He is hailed as the world’s greatest choreographer, an artist and avant-garde visionary whose philosophy of collaboration and random, chance movements shaped the world of modern dance.

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