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Here in RI | Headed for Despair

Professor Mike Fink muses on metaphorical meanings and the poetry of things close at hand.

Built from the Earth

A group of RISD students and faculty members learn earthen architecture techniques on the island of Sardinia.

Contrasts + Contradictions in Architecture

Architecture alumnus Hashim Sarkis discusses his global practice and vision for the Biennale Architettura 2020.

Designing Shared Experiences

After earning a master’s degree in Landscape Architecture, Kelly C. Knapp has discovered new opportunities in experience design.

Humoring High Anxiety

Cartoonist Roz Chast finds joy in chronicling the foibles and absurdities of everyday life.

Merging Mediums

Students in Printmaking and Ceramics explore where their disciplines meet and also diverge.

Preserving Ancient Traditions

Beijing-based architect Catherine McMahon is collaborating with traditional Dong craftspeople in a remote Guizhou village.

Continuing the Climate Conversation

Presenters at RISD’s second annual Climate Futures symposium renewed an inspiring dialogue about design and the Green New Deal.

Among the Best

Several RISD artists rose to the top of various year-end roundups of creative achievement.