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Tracing the Roots of Universal Design

Students in a research seminar led by Associate Professor Eric Anderson analyze groundbreaking home design projects headed up by late Industrial Design faculty member Marc Harrison.

Researchers Think a Key to Cooling Cities Lies in Naples’ Ancient Aqueducts

The Cool City Project headed up by RISD faculty member Nick De Pace looks to use the city’s existing infrastructure to combat life-threatening heat waves.

White Hawk Reflects on Resilience

The latest speaker in RISD’s Indigenous and First Nations Artist Series discusses her own abstract work honoring generations of strong Indigenous women.

Printing on Clay

Students in a fall Ceramics studio led by Associate Professor Lesley Baker are introducing printmaking techniques into their work.

RISD Trustee Tavares Strachan Named 2022 MacArthur Fellow

Strachan joins 23 other recipients of the so-called genius grants issued this year.

Jazz, Gender and Social Justice

SEI Research Fellow Nichole Rustin engages RISD students in contemporary political questions and develops their skills as liberal arts scholars.

Project Open Door Students Explore Jewelry Making

RISD’s Jewelry + Metalsmithing department collaborates with Project Open Door to offer young artists the first on-campus studio of its kind.

The Collaborative Studio Reimagining Lighting Design

Known for its endlessly customizable fixtures, In Common With is breaking fresh ground with an expanded Brooklyn headquarters and a fantastical new collection.