Stories about studios + projects
“At RISD I’m surrounded by creative, highly intelligent people who can begin to solve some of the world’s intractable problems if they’re given the opportunity to collaborate and innovate,” said Professor of Landscape Architecture Elizabeth Dean Hermann shortly after returning from her Wintersession studio on an island in the Indian Ocean.
Once Eliza Squibb 13 TX learned that more than 1,000 Malian women die each year of preventable cervical cancer, she was eager to help ensure they'd get early screening and treatment programs.
Earlier this spring when Dailing Chen 13 TX attended the Career Center’s Design Portfolio Review, she spoke with reps from various companies about her desire to develop high-performance fabrics for athletic shoes.
Following a hunch, Jesse Kaminsky MFA 14 SC took long strips of Tyvek and slowly ran the polyethylene pieces under the needle of his sewing machine.
In a fall studio called Changing Fabric Surfaces, Margaret Kearney 13 TX created a fabric collage called Quilt for a New Community.
The first sign that RISD Commencement might be a little different was the group of Landscape Architecture graduates covered head to toe in a shaggy mass of unkempt fiber.
As it approaches its 50th anniversary, the US State Department’s office of ART in Embassies (AIE) has chosen renowned sculptorJim Drain 98 SC to create a site-specific work for a new US embassy compound being built in Rabat, Morocco.
If the experimental work going on in RISD’s g-speak studio feels a lot like sci-fi, it’s probably because students are working with a groundbreaking technology that’s not yet on the market.
Monica Ogrodowski 09 TX is a prime example of why certain RISD students are compelled to complement a studio major with a concentration in History, Philosophy and the Social Sciences (HPSS).