One day in 2005, a group of boys from Providence’s Hope High School found their way to the basement at 20 Washington Place.
A year-long series of RISD entrepreneurship initiatives is culminating in a trip to Berlin, Germany for one creative and enterprising young alum.
“I have never met an engineer who willfully set out to damage ecosystems,” saysDawn Danby 00 ID, sustainable design program manager for the international software company Autodesk.
The inspiration for eMotive, an ongoing collaboration between RISD designers and Brown University engineers, first hit Associate Professor Khipra Nichols [BID ’78] during a trip to Cambodia.
In an unprecedented partnership between academia and industry, more than 100 RISD students in Architecture, Interior Architecture and Industrial Design set out to challenge 50-year-old assumptions about residential kitchens, an everyday example of poor design.
Architecture alumnus and faculty member Jack Ryan BArch 00 lost no time in figuring out how he could best help Haiti to rebuild after the devastating earthquake in January.
John Maeda is well aware of the limitations of technology.
Melissa Armstrong 07 ID is the first to admit that candy isn’t the easiest material in the world for making art – especially when it involves actually growing the crystalline sugar most of us know as rock candy.
The week of June 27 RISD PresidentJohn Maeda will join more than 250 global leaders in the arts, sciences, business, government and education for theAspen Ideas Festival, a gathering of influential thinkers who will consider key issues and challenges shaping the world today – from hunger to hip-hop, terrorism to transportation, failing schools to sustainability.