Rhode Island School of Design

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Junior Stephanie Tan 18 FD presents a piece she created to call attention to prison labor programs, which she believes amount to post-13th Amendment slave labor. Photo by Jo Sittenfeld MFA 08 PH Each spring students in an unusual cross-disciplinary course get the opportunity to build meaningful objects using wood from historic “witness trees” that...

Instead of volunteering in urban communities – as other groups of RISD students have done in the past – the students participating in this year’s Alternative Spring Break (ASB) sought to diversify the impact of their service. So in late March, 22 emerging activists traveled to the New Jersey-Pennsylvania border to work in cooperation with the...

Rhode Island School of Design

 •  December 21, 2016

Built in 1799 to defend the mouth of Narragansett Bay, Fort Adams once served as a training ground and home to generations of soldiers in Newport, RI. Now a state park, it became the catalyst for an inspiring interdisciplinary course this fall that revealed both the challenges and rewards of learning beyond the studio.
Sculpture Critic Chris...

Rhode Island School of Design

 •  December 19, 2016

Painting grad student Susan Doe MFA 17 PT created this piece by crocheting and painting rolls of paper towel. | photo by Jo Sittenfeld MFA 08 PH
Students in a fall multidisciplinary studio presented fabric-based sculptural projects in the Sol Koffler Graduate Student Gallery in early December. “It’s always great to see your work outside of the...

Rhode Island School of Design

 •  November 10, 2016

The competition starts as students take measurements in Providence’s historic Aldrich House. | photo by Jo Sittenfeld MFA 08 PH Each year faculty members in Interior Architecture surface a real-world design project for an intensive, department-wide charette – a five-day competition in which teams of students work together to solve a single...

Rhode Island School of Design

 •  November 4, 2016

Professor Jim Barnes BArch 69 encourages grad student Alice Zhen MArch 17 to be courageous in her design. | photo by Jo Sittenfeld MFA 08 PH The idea of launching an arts high school affiliated with RISD has been in the air for decades, so when Architecture Professor Jim Barnes BArch 69 was thinking about a theme for his advanced fall studio, he...

Rhode Island School of Design

 •  October 26, 2016

Planetary Geologist Peter Schultz talks to first-year D+M students about the importance of visual evidence for scientific research at the Northeast Planetary Data Center. | photo by Jo Sittenfeld MFA 08 PH As a group of Digital + Media grad students gazes through 3D glasses at a wall-sized image of a Martian crater, planetary geologist Peter...

Rhode Island School of Design

 •  September 26, 2016

Atulya Chaganty MID 17 has loved everything about athletic shoes for as long as she can remember. “Eight-year-old me wanted to yell, ‘I want to be a sneaker designer when I grow up!’” but at the time she didn’t think her family would take that idea seriously. But in doing a summer internship with leading fitness apparel brand Reebok in Canton, MA,...

Rhode Island School of Design

 •  September 9, 2016

As visitors to the American Museum of Natural History (AMNH) in NYC beat the city heat and explored four floors of exhibits illuminating everything from dinosaurs to outer space, a team of curators, artists and research associates was busily at work up on the fifth floor. The space was closed off as the team painstakingly worked on ¡Cuba!, an...

Rhode Island School of Design

 •  September 1, 2016

After a busy year splitting her time and energy between studio work and community engagement, Tara Gupta 18 FAVwanted to bring the two together this summer-to make a positive impact through her creative talents."Doing work that people will see, will see for a reason, and will have an impact... I really craved that during the school year," says the...