For many high school students in urban public school districts, hopes of a college education are often dashed by endless obstacles.
RISD design students and engineering majors from Brown University have used their combined problem-solving skills to tackle a growing global concern: the need for affordable, flexible transportation powered by renewable fuel sources.
With a working farm, grazing cattle and groves of mango and citrus trees, the new satellite campus being developed by Costa Rica’s Earth University offers abundant opportunities to explore design for sustainability – and for RISD students to think about eco-progressive solutions in a new cultural context.
In 1992 when John Willis MFA 86 PH first visited Pine Ridge Indian Reservation in South Dakota, he was an outsider.
A remarkable eight of the 40 projects selected for the Public Art Network’s2010 Year in Review were created by RISD alumni and faculty.
With its runaway successes at Sundance and Cannes, the atmospheric, deeply allegorical movieBeasts of the Southern Wild has taken the film world by storm.
As the biggest names in fashion convene in New York forMercedes-Benz Fashion Week, two big brands – Rockport andSupima – invited students fromRISD’s Apparel Design department to inject originality and a sense of play into two of the week’s presentations in New York.
Naturally attracted to both math and painting,Anne Morgan Spalter MFA 92 PT has always combined left- and right-brain thinking.
Once the Perry and Marty Granoff Center for the Creative Arts was completed in February 2011, students and faculty began hosting lively theater performances, thoughtful exhibitions and interdisciplinary lectures in the five-story, 35,000-square-foot space in the heart of the Brown campus.