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Alumni Stories

Developing a Low-Cost Ventilator

Industrial designer Colin P. Kelly is part of a NYC-based team working to address critical needs during the pandemic.

The Workman

For Painting graduate Martin Mull, a love of labor drives his studio practice—a 50-year labor of love.

Repurposing Machines to Save Lives

Through the RI-based Ventilator Project, three alumni are working to get much-needed equipment to hospitalized COVID patients.

Hope for Rhode Island

Alumnus Shepard Fairey offers Rhode Islanders a message of strength and solidarity during the pandemic.

Migrant Families in Crisis

Activists Lucas Michael and Mary Ellen Carroll rally fellow artists to help children still detained at the US border.

Learning Together at Home

Alumna Bethany Koby of Tech Will Save Us is offering families new ideas for learning through making during the pandemic.

Generating Relief—from Home

Interior architect Colin Stief brings the local design community together to support those on the frontlines of COVID-19 in NYC.

Pivoting to Fight the Pandemic

RISD makers are helping to address the nationwide shortage of personal protective equipment.

Ross Earns USA Fellowship

Photographer and filmmaker RaMell Ross—a self-described “liberated documentarian”—is now also a 2020 United States Artists Fellow.