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New RISD Museum Director Starts in September

The RISD Museum has appointed John W.

RISD, Asia and Creativity

Inspired by the recent recognition ofRISD’s 2012 honorary degree recipients – Wang Shu, the Pritzker Prize-winning Chinese architect, andStudio Ghibli, the internationally acclaimed Japanese animation house – along with a visit from PresidentXu Jiang of China Academy of Art (CAA), PresidentJohn Maeda shared some thoughts about his own experiences as an artist and designer of Asian descent.

Creating Communities in the Sky

In the aftermath of the 9/11 attacks that destroyed New York’s Twin Towers, architects and urban designers began to ask a question that had seemed unthinkable in the new millennium.

Seeing Science: NSF Backs RISD Research

For the last year, a consortium of nine Rhode Island colleges and universities—including RISD, Brown and the University of Rhode Island (URI)—has been engaged in a joint, multiyear project to investigate the impact of climate change on marine life.

Design Treatments for Cancer Care

At the Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center (MSKCC) in New York City, physicians and scientists are encouraged to collaborate, with the idea that the marriage of minds will drive effective strategies to prevent, control – and ultimately cure – cancer in the future.

Maharam Fosters Creative Infusion

In recognition of RISD’s commitment to broadening the reach of art and design thinking, the New York-based textile companyMaharam will fund a new summer internship opportunity for up to 10 RISD students each year for the coming five years.

Responding to Natural Disasters

In the face of a natural disaster, what is the role of an artist or designer? When earthquakes erupt or tsunamis strike thousands of miles away, how can creative thinkers and makers best respond?.

Learning the Art of Paper Preservation

Every RISD student knows the pain of returning to old sketchbooks only to find the drawings dulled and the pages crumbling.

Big Sky in the Big City

Construction sites may be “a reality of a healthy, growing city,” as New York City MayorMichael Bloomberg puts it, but not many people would call them anattractive reality.