Stories about studios + projects
Having just won part of a $1.2-million grant from the National Science Foundation, Brooks Hagan MFA 02 TX is leading RISD’s new Virtual Textiles Research Group.
Interested in how textile design can empower rural communities, Maharam Fellows Lyza Baum 16 TX and Emilie Jehng 16 TX researched natural dye practices on the remote Filipino island of Bohol.
In late April Textiles students in two Fabric Silkscreen classes taught by Assistant Professor Mary Anne Friel presented their print designs to a very special visiting critic: fashion designer, author and all-around creative superstar Todd Oldham, who also came to RISD last spring to accept an honorary degree at Commencement.
Students, faculty and visiting artists consider the link between digital interfaces and the imagination as part of RISD’s new tool ( ) series.
Textiles artist Eliza Squibb 13 TX is exploring new ways of using her design work to educate African women about crucial healthcare concerns.
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.
Senior Jessy Lu 15 TX finds fodder for her studio practice in the liberal arts classes she takes as a Literary Arts + Studies concentrator.
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.
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.