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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.

Remembering the Strangest Fruit

Growing up as a Latino in the US, Vincent Valdez 00 IL has always been acutely aware of the stereotypes about young men of color in American society.

Raw Reality of Juvenile Justice

In pursuit of social justice, photojournalist Richard Ross often visits nightmarish places most people avoid at all costs – Abu Ghraib, Guantanamo Bay, Syria and countless adult prisons and juvenile detention centers across the US.