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Please Touch

Sophomores in a fall Sculpture studio make work that invites the viewer to physically engage with it.

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.

Printing on Clay

Students in a fall Ceramics studio led by Associate Professor Lesley Baker are introducing printmaking techniques into their work.

Jazz, Gender and Social Justice

SEI Research Fellow Nichole Rustin engages RISD students in contemporary political questions and develops their skills as liberal arts scholars.

Project Open Door Students Explore Jewelry Making

RISD’s Jewelry + Metalsmithing department collaborates with Project Open Door to offer young artists the first on-campus studio of its kind.

Finding Hope in the Face of Climate Change

RISD’s Liberal Arts division welcomes sponsors of creative writing contest Imagine 2200: Climate Fiction for Future Ancestors.

Artist’s Ascent: A Conversation with New RISD President Crystal Williams

President Williams sits down with Providence artist Nafis M. White to discuss inclusion, equity in the arts and her dreams for RISD’s future.