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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.

What Is the Future of Cities, and How Can We Develop New Solutions for Them?

The Boston Globe reports on RISD’s collaborative research project with Hyundai Motor Group.

Reclaiming the Blackstone

Students in a cross-disciplinary fall studio interpret cultural history and use geo-textiles to restore what was once described as “America’s hardest-working river.”

What to Wear on Orion

Students in a fall Apparel Design studio construct gender-neutral capsule collections for 18 astronauts flying to the moon.