Student Stories

Water in the Desert, Ceramics in the Landscape

In a cross-disciplinary fall studio, Landscape Architecture and Ceramics students explored ideas for preserving water resources—and ways of life—in the American Southwest.

Probing Issues of Race

Graduate student Kelly Taylor Mitchell MFA 18 PR translates elements of her personal history into evocative installations and artist’s books.

No Fish Were Harmed in the Making of This Crit

Industrial design students set up shop in the Nature Lab, designing aquaponics systems with potential application on campus.

Learning to Take Risks

First-year students present impressive work at their first end-of-semester critiques and get valuable feedback from faculty mentors.

Visualizing the Environment through Comics

For a new class in Literary Arts and Studies, students are exploring—and making—sequential art that challenges how we understand the natural world.

Earning Meaningful Support

With support from the newly established Seth MacFarlane Endowed Scholarship Fund, aspiring filmmaker Naomi Bradford 19 FAV is focused on bringing her creative vision to life.

Seeing the Future in Seoul

RISD's semester-long program in Seoul invites students to connect with Korean alumni and explore a country of great geopolitical and cultural significance.

Proposed Interventions for Community Space

A department-wide charette challenges Interior Architecture students to revitalize a downtown Woonsocket, RI neighborhood by designing an outdoor community performance space.

Building a Cohesive Body of Work

Senior Zenzele Ojore 18 PH returns from a summer internship in Uganda with surprising new insights about her own identity as a black American artist.