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Students Propose Public Art for Providence

Students in an interdisciplinary studio taught by Professor Ellen Driscoll, head of the Sculpture department and an accomplished public artist herself, are designing public art installations for the Kennedy Plaza area of downtown Providence.

International Focus on Furniture

From chairs that play on the notion of over-permed hair to lighting that evokes the narrow slot canyons of the American Southwest, new works by RISD Furniture Design majors are expected to attract plenty of attention at the2011 International Contemporary Furniture Fair (ICFF) in New York City this weekend.

Wintersession Wanderlust

Wintersession – RISD's six-week mini-semester between fall and spring terms – is often a wonderful time for students to go abroad.

Local Collaboration Fosters Global Innovation

Students from RISD and neighboring Brown University worked together again this year to hostA Better World by Design, an annual conference aimed at addressing sustainable solutions to complex social issues such as food, health care and the built environment in the developing world.

RISD Leads Congressional Briefing

Speakers raise awareness about the importance of integrating art and design into the national innovation agenda .

Design that Does Good Best

In the nonprofit world, the word ‘do-gooder’ is a loaded term.

Alum’s Neurotic Machines at Bell Gallery

Meridith Pingree MFA 03 SC is a maker of geometric and jittery forms.

Helping Astronauts to Manage Info Overload

For long duration missions, astronauts need to maintain constant communication with mission control and manage massive amounts of data so that they can diagnose and repair problems with their spacecraft and their own bodies in the event of injury.

Poetics of Space

In her 30-year career, international contemporary artistKristin Jones 79 SC has explored concepts of space and time with public art projects that are often enormous in scale.