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Alumni stories

Visual Narratives that Inspire Change

Students in a fall studio highlighting humans’ impact on the natural world get encouraging critique from returning alum and wildlife artist Walton Ford.

Tracing the Roots of Universal Design

Students in a research seminar led by Associate Professor Eric Anderson analyze groundbreaking home design projects headed up by late Industrial Design faculty member Marc Harrison.

Researchers Think a Key to Cooling Cities Lies in Naples’ Ancient Aqueducts

The Cool City Project headed up by RISD faculty member Nick De Pace looks to use the city’s existing infrastructure to combat life-threatening heat waves.

RISD Trustee Tavares Strachan Named 2022 MacArthur Fellow

Strachan joins 23 other recipients of the so-called genius grants issued this year.

The Collaborative Studio Reimagining Lighting Design

Known for its endlessly customizable fixtures, In Common With is breaking fresh ground with an expanded Brooklyn headquarters and a fantastical new collection.

SPUR Grants Support Site-Specific Research

RISD students and recent alums are using funding from RISD Research to develop interdisciplinary projects with communities around the world.

Drawing Support: Do Ho Suh

Art in America reports on the RISD alum’s current exhibition at Lehmann Maupin gallery in New York City.

Donors Rally to Support RISD Students

2021–22 was among RISD’s top five years for fundraising and set a new record for volunteering and other forms of community involvement.

Jes Fan: The Artist Probing the Intersections of Biology, Identity and Creativity

Multidisciplinary artist and RISD alum Jes Fan uses fungi, bacteria and hormones to produce thought-provoking sculptures.