RISD's artists and designers are attempting to answer a question that's had NASA engineers scratching their heads for decades: how do you make a glove tough enough to withstand the moon's harsh atmosphere while allowing the hand to move freely? In the Wintersession course Designing Space Gloves for NASA – a studio offered by RISD's Apparel and Industrial Design departments – students are pairing up to create functional prototypes that can weather the unearthly elements of deep space.
Last week Matthew Bohne BArch 15 was ecstatic to meet with designers from Gensler, an international architectural leader that's now designing a visionary airport hub to literally float on the Thames Estuary outside London.
The 2013 Jewelry + Metalsmithing graduate biennial exhibition invites visitors to expand their own concept of adornment and what constitutes wearable art.
For many high school students in urban public school districts, hopes of a college education are often dashed by endless obstacles.
RISD design students and engineering majors from Brown University have used their combined problem-solving skills to tackle a growing global concern: the need for affordable, flexible transportation powered by renewable fuel sources.
With a working farm, grazing cattle and groves of mango and citrus trees, the new satellite campus being developed by Costa Rica’s Earth University offers abundant opportunities to explore design for sustainability – and for RISD students to think about eco-progressive solutions in a new cultural context.
In 1992 when John Willis MFA 86 PH first visited Pine Ridge Indian Reservation in South Dakota, he was an outsider.
A remarkable eight of the 40 projects selected for the Public Art Network’s2010 Year in Review were created by RISD alumni and faculty.
With its runaway successes at Sundance and Cannes, the atmospheric, deeply allegorical movieBeasts of the Southern Wild has taken the film world by storm.