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Witness Tree 2022 Examines Conservation

Students in this year’s Witness Tree Project studio-seminar create objects out of beetle-infested maple from Vermont’s Marsh-Billings-Rockefeller National Historical Park.  

Viraj Mithani: The Reflective Artist

Forbes India profiles the painter/printmaker and current RISD grad student.

Narratives in Metal

RISD’s Jewelry + Metalsmithing department honors the legacy of late faculty member Michael Glancy in its ongoing Triennial.

RISD Students Design Microgravity Socks and Other Apparel for NASA Astronauts

The astronauts will wear the designs for a mission to the International Space Station in 2025.

Fall Crits Light Up Campus

RISD students in every department present their work to peers, faculty members and visiting critics.

Drawing People In

Popup installations created by students in a fall Landscape Architecture studio capture the imaginations of Providence residents.

Google and Biodesign Challenge Pick Winning Student Ideas in Biotech

Team from RISD, Brown and Cambridge University wins prize for green circuit board design.

Envisioning a More Secure Future 

A multidisciplinary fall studio allows students to imagine positive solutions to looming global problems and speculate about possible paths to getting there.

Astrophysicist Earns Dorner Prize

A digital project exploring the confines of language by grad student Jack Madden wins the RISD Museum’s annual competition.