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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.

Restoring the Blackstone River

Associate Professor of Landscape Architecture Emily Vogler and alum José R. Menéndez are bringing communities together through the Blackstone River Commons.

Opening Doors for Young Artists

Project Open Door students are back on campus this summer, trying their hands at everything from textiles to toy design in long-running RISD program.

Maharam Fellows Make a Difference

RISD students and recent grads are using design thinking skills to support positive change in Africa, Asia and North and South America.