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The Synergy of Discovery

More than 350 scientists, engineers, students and educators ranging in age from 18 to 86 and from as far away as Poland converged on campus last weekend for STEM to STEAM thru Synergy, the fourth design science symposium RISD has hosted since 2007.

The Seduction of Skin

Students in a cross-disciplinary studio make visceral works inspired by our largest – and perhaps most alluring – organ.

Design Up Close

Three RISD alumni are working to make the Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum relevant and accessible for students from coast to coast.

Painting from Life

Julie Gearan’s unconventional portrait of outgoing Rhode Island Governor Lincoln Chafee captures his spirit and the mood of his term in office.

Go Eat Worms!

Senior Chloé Bulpin 15 IL stashes packages of water bugs, silkworms, crickets – even armored scorpions – in her freezer when hosting dinners to normalize eating insects.

MLK15 overview

RISD’s 2015 MLK Series, an annual tribute to the legacy of Dr.

Fostering Creative Communication

Seated in Providence’s Martin Luther King, Jr.

RISD Appoints New Vice Provost

Carol Strohecker, an award-winning designer of learning environments with a specialty in interactive media, has accepted the newly created position of Vice Provost for Academic Affairs at RISD.

Kirloskar gift

RISD is pleased to announce the receipt of the single largest gift ever from an international donor: $1 million to create an endowed fund in support of the Vikram and Geetanjali Kirloskar Visiting Scholar in Painting.