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Student stories

Contributing via Alternative Spring Break

At the end of March, students participating in Alternative Spring Break traveled to Acadia National Park to create, plan and execute a service experience from the ground up.

Experiencing Exquisite Craft in Morocco

Graphic Design senior Kendra Xu 18 GD reflects on a Wintersession travel course that invited students to soak in the country’s vibrant culture and renowned craftwork.

Taking Environmental Action

Film/Animation/Video major Tara Gupta 19 FAV creates an inspiring YouTube series called 100 Days to 0 Waste.

Emotionally Intelligent Designs

In a Wintersession studio sponsored by IBM, students explored the value of empathy in systems design.

Students Stretch the Art of Books

The 2018 iteration of RISD’s Student Artist’s Book Competition teems with brilliant work.

​Beyond the Body

As Photography major Zai Rutter 19 PH prepares for a reading-intensive independent study this spring, issues of identity, language and authenticity are top of mind.

Luminous Structures

In an interdisciplinary Wintersession studio, students transform architectural glass and mirrors into visually arresting sculptural work.

Questions of Identity

Brown/RISD dual degree student Nadia Wolff BRDD 21 TX considers how religion relates to race, sexuality and global colonization.

Queering Space

Students in a thought-provoking Wintersession course question societal norms that shape our everyday lives.