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RISD Grad Show 2022 Opens Its Doors

The sprawling exhibition and companion digital publication feature thesis work by graduate students working across 19 disciplines.

Fashion on Film

Apparel Design seniors present their thesis collections via (Un)finished, an intensely personal cinematic compilation.

RISD Furniture Designers Dazzle at NYCxDESIGN

Current students and alums bring RISD’s critical making approach to this year’s exhibition at WantedDesign Manhattan and International Contemporary Furniture Fair in NYC.

Immersive Airport Design

Students reconceive Boston’s Logan Airport using augmented, virtual and mixed-reality technologies.

How Artists Could Play a Role in Harm Reduction Centers

Rhode Island School of Design students plan to reimagine the spaces that are typically clinical and unwelcoming.

Networking in the Arts

Students who participated in this year’s virtual Fine Arts Portfolio Review gain valuable insights from art-world professionals.

Emerging Filmmakers on the Big Screen

RISD’s Film/Animation/Video department presents its annual Senior Show live on campus for the first time since the onset of the pandemic.

Getting Ahead of Climate Change

RISD Architecture students participating in the Envision Resilience Challenge draw up radical plans in response to projected sea-level rise in Warren, RI. 

Creating a Narrative

Visiting artist Arthur Gonzalez encourages students in RISD’s Ceramics department to see their art as conversation.