Student Stories

Activist in the Making

Rising senior Lucy Crelli 17 AP hopes to pursue a career at the intersection of art, design and activism.

Ready to Work

New graduate Luke Gordon 16 ID is excited to join a team of industrial design consultants in the San Francisco office of SYPartners.

Painting Privately/Sharing Publicly

During final crits sophomores in Painting shared new work and spoke about the evolution of their creative practices.

Developing Points of View

At a final critique in May, sophomores in Photography impressed faculty and guests with sophisticated new work.

Bound Treasures

During crit week in May, students in a Bookbinding studio this spring shared a wide range of experimental takes on artist's books.

Breaking with Tradition

Interior Architecture grad students present bold design interventions for a historic library in Newport, RI.

Therapeutic Tunes

In a RISD-MIT collaboration, Industrial Design seniors Lily Fan 16 ID and Lillian Krieger 16 ID created a musical therapy system for children living with cerebral palsy.

Learning through Service

Students involved in RISD’s Leadership and Community Engagement (LACE) program develop valuable skills through volunteer work with local nonprofits.

Improving Air Travel

A cross-disciplinary spring studio sponsored by Textron Aviation Inc. invites students to reimagine the experience of flying.