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Two RISD Alums Make 2023 Forbes 30 Under 30

Furniture designer Urvi Sharma and painter Anna Weyant are both included in this year’s Art & Style list, bringing the total number of RISD alums cited over the years to 51.

Introducing CULTURED’s Young Artists 2023

RISD alums Sasha Gordon, Zoé Blue Maestu and Anna Weyant are included in the editors’ list of  “brand-new talents we can’t wait to see more from.”

Xiaoyu Weng’s Top Ten Highlights of 2022

RISD Museum’s Extraordinary Realities show featuring work by alum and trustee Shahzia Sikander makes the curator’s annual list.

Purpose and Principle

Alums Kelly Walters, Alexander Williams and Qualeasha Wood speak about their post-RISD journeys as part of the Career Center’s annual Mindshare lecture series.

Meet the Newest Forbes 30 Under 30

RISD alums Urvi Sharma and Anna Weyant (both Class of 2017) are included in the Art & Style category.

A New RISD Rebrand Places a Family of Custom Typefaces and a Redrawn Seal at its Centre

Informed by interviews with faculty members, students and young creatives, the rebrand adopts a flexible type system and a simplified seal that enhances its hand-crafted quality.

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.