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Startups Ramp Up

Two teams of RISD-educated entrepreneurs will refine their products this summer as part of Boston’s MassChallenge Accelerator program.

Natural Selection

New graduate Jake Sienkiewycz 15 ID/PH brings his love for the outdoors and everything he learned at RISD to his work at Vermont-based outdoor equipment startup Finn Utility.

Probing Performance Art

Given his deep, ongoing explorations into contemporary theater and performance studies, it’s no surprise that Assistant Professor of Literary Arts + Studies Avishek Ganguly would jump at the opportunity to develop a new course supported by the Robert L.

Fortifying the Future

Students in an Interior Architecture studio sponsored by the van Beuren Charitable Foundation envision preservation through change at historic Fort Adams in Newport, RI.

First Job: Fighting AIDS

New graduate Robin Hilkey 15 GD feels well prepared for the fast-paced design and branding work she'll do at the anti-AIDS organization (RED).

Landing at LAIKA

Graduating seniors Emily Neilson 15 FAV and Katy Strutz 15 IL are thrilled to move on to LAIKA, a creative animation studio outside Portland, OR.

Teaching with Touch

In late May students in an interdisciplinary studio that caps RISD’s two-part collaboration with LEGO Education presented final projects to an international group of designers and educators.

Positively Mesmerizing

At last week’s opening reception for RISD’s Graduate Thesis Exhibition, the largest and most-anticipated student show of the year, a crowd of visitors jumped back in surprise as a small wooden table suddenly lit up, shook back and forth, and then zoomed over to Danielle Storm Hoogland MID 15.

New RISD Fulbright Scholars

Three recent alumni have earned 2015–16 Fulbright grants to collaborate with artists and designers in Brazil, India and Austria.