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Reimagining Cities

Students in a newly created spring seminar worked with immigrants at a housing project to create a permanent installation reflecting their shared vision of home.

14 solar decathlon wrap

From the beginning, the challenge felt daunting: assemble a team of students to design a net-zero solar-powered house from scratch; ensure that the design is buildable, affordable, innovative and aesthetically pleasing; raise the funds needed to build a functional, full-scale prototype; and then figure out how to ship the entire house to France for an international competition.

Full Throttle

When Jamar Bromley MFA 15 GD returned to San Francisco for his second summer internship at Lit Motors, he set out to create a “sexy and elegant” graphics package that would do justice to the incredibly cool new vehicle the start-up is planning to release later this year.

Light and Dark

The Hollywood tabloids are abuzz this summer with news about first-time novelist Annie Weatherwax 84 SC.

Sundance Backs New Documentary

In July the Sundance Institute awarded recent graduate RaMell Ross MFA 14 PH a coveted $35,000 Production Grant to turn an evocative 22-minute visual narrative he has been working on for years into a full-length feature film.

Movie Stills that are Anything But

RISD Painting Critic Dawn Clements has a unique relationship to space.

Classic Chic

Nicole Romano 00 AP has made a name for herself through a collection of edgy new jewelry manufactured in RI’s traditional old factories.

An Exceptional Mad Man

In 2008, when Chris Jones 52 IA first contacted RISD to see if the school had any interest in the working archive of her late husband Richard W.

Epic Plankton

Summer interns at the Nature Lab are making an animated educational program about the importance of marine plankton.