Sustainable Surfing

In the winter of his junior year at RISD, Kevin Cunningham BArch 05 realized he sorely lacked the perfect surfboard to ride the breakers that crash along the New England coast.

Big Ideas

A year-long sabbatical finally gave Painting Professor Dennis Congdon 75 PT the breathing room he needed to really get into his painting again – so much so that he spent the spring preparing for a New York solo show that opened on June 1 and continues through July 6 at CUE Gallery in Chelsea.

Mehretu’s Revolutions on Canvas

Internationally known painter and MacArthur Award winner Julie Mehretu MFA 97 PT/PR is currently showing her work in two solo exhibitions on opposite sides of the Atlantic.

RISD Recognizes Excellence in Teaching

Two exceptionally talented and dedicated faculty members have been recognized with RISD’s 2013 Frazier Award for Excellence in Teaching, an annual award presented at Commencement.

Enterprising Inventions

A skier struggles to clear the condensation fogging up his goggles.

Library Hosts Materials Symposium

A unique aspect of RISD and other art and design schools is the need for tangible, touchable research materials – not just books and articles about art and design but actual samples of wood, plastic, composites, textiles, metals and so forth that students need to explore for use in their projects.

Cross-Cultural Think Tank

A group of Digital + Media alumni continues to turn to Third-World thinkers for solutions to First-World problems.

New Contemporary Art Curator for Museum

In September Dominic Molon, chief curator at the Contemporary Art Museum St.

Cooking Up a STEAM Carnival

If you’ve seen the incredible 2010 OK Go video for This Too Shall Pass, which features a four-minute chain of mechanical events, from falling dominoes to rolling bowling balls to paint gun explosions, then you’re familiar with the work of LA design studio Two Bit Circus.