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A Better Place to Learn

How does an architect with no experience designing schools end up transforming a city’s first new school in 25 years? And changing the national conversation about design for education in the process? ForJo Ann Secor 73 AE, it all started at a trade expo in 2008, when a stranger from Wyoming wandered into the Lee H.

Shared Voices 2013

Hal Abelson, a leader in the global movement to democratize intellectual resources, will visit RISD on Wednesday, February 20, launching the second season of Shared Voices: The RISD Presidential Speaker Series.

Working with Rwandans

Fourteen artists who met at RISD have teamed up with a print shop, a design firm and a women's association in Rwanda to raise funds through their artwork for a very tangible goal: to build community housing in a rural Rwandan village.

Documenting Truth

Faculty member Jo Sittenfeld MFA 08 PH exposes a diverse set of students to the world of documentary photography.

Decorating the Capitol

Students involved with RISD’s Project Open Door (POD) – a remarkable program that provides arts education for urban teens from underserved communities – recently received a bit of stately recognition.

Inventive Tools Spark Innovative Designs

Every fall, as RISD’s newest students begin the creative rite of passage known asFoundation Studies, they tackle a series of three-dimensional design challenges in theirSpatial Dynamics studios.

Experimenting with Work, Money, Love(1)

RISD students clearly understand how to coax their craft – as evidenced by works born out of their studios.

Pure Genius

For 2012 MacArthur FellowNatalia Almada MFA 01 PH, winning a so-called “genius grant” means one thing: freedom.

Mixing Major Curiosities

Student ceramicists are working with visiting artists to create marvelous – and sometimes unorthodox – projects.