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Freedom to Focus

A MacColl Johnson Fellowship is giving Associate Professor of Foundation Studies Leslie Hirst the freedom to pursue exciting new studio work while on sabbatical.

Art for Action

Last fall during the National Day of Dignity and Respect, diverse families pasted rainbow-colored hearts on the doors and brick façade of Philadelphia’s office of US Immigration and Customs Enforcement.

Sustainable Solutions for Sri Lanka

“At RISD I’m surrounded by creative, highly intelligent people who can begin to solve some of the world’s intractable problems if they’re given the opportunity to collaborate and innovate,” said Professor of Landscape Architecture Elizabeth Dean Hermann shortly after returning from her Wintersession studio on an island in the Indian Ocean.

Tasty Typography

When Oded Ezer first conceived of a piece inspired by Memory Palace – a popular graphic novel by Hari Kunzru – the experimental designer literally hungered for something different.

Patti Smith Shares Her Power

Even if you weren’t privy to the rebellious start of the New York punk scene, chances are you’d recognize the distinctive voice of legendary artist Patti Smith.

Chronicling the Global Slave Trade

When researching the history of the New England slave trade, students enrolled in a RISD course Dialogue Across the Diaspora made a perplexing discovery.

Aiming Big

“I’m always shocked by egotism in the fashion world,” notes Associate Professor of Apparel Design Antonio Ciutto, who joined RISD’s faculty this fall.

Supporting Syria’s Children

When Lina Sergie Attar MArch 01 left Syria in 1998 fresh from architecture school in Aleppo, she was excited to arrive in the US and start her studies at RISD, which soon became her “first home away from home.

From Tahoe to Rhino

After shredding the slopes at Lake Tahoe, a younger Joshua Bohar MArch 16 and his snowboarding crew made their way to a nearby lodge and casino to try their luck at the crowded poker tables.