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At RISD: Art, science, and what's wrong with ATMs
Among the most prominent solutions offered up for our present economic malaise and the broader decline of the republic: a robust investment in STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) education.
| January 21, 2011
11 Big ideas for Rhode Island
Rhode Island has problems. We all know it. Unemployment, political corruption, the Providence College basketball team.
Great notions to make things better in tough times: internpreneurships, dance parties, and Netflix for underwear
| October 01, 2010
Now playing — RISD: The Musical!
We all know RISD students like to paint and draw, but can they hoof it? Or belt out a show tune and carry a giant pencil at the same time? Well, yes, it turns out.
| February 19, 2010
2009: Worth another look
The lousy economy hit home this year as Stairwell Gallery in Providence and Yes Gallery in Warren closed their doors.
The gallery highlights of 2009
| December 25, 2009
Art for money's sake
This weekend, hundreds of arts marketing gurus and administrators from across the nation will descend upon the Creative Capital, aka Providence, for a four-day (October 30-November 2) national gath-ering entitled “CollaborACTION!”
| October 30, 2009
Glasses, bikes, and a better world
If you thought you saw more black-rimmed glasses and aluminum bikes around town this weekend, you weren't imagining it.
| October 09, 2009
RISD controversy points to non-traditional leadership
John Maeda arrived at the Rhode Island School of Design a year ago pledging a different sort of leadership.
| August 21, 2009
RISD's hope-less situation
On August 3 it was announced by the Rhode Island School of Design that Hope Alswang had resigned as the director of the RISD Museum. Those who have followed the coverage of this story may be somewhat confused by the revelation that absolutely everyone
Outrage over the Alswang 'Resignation.' Plus, too many sad passings
PHILLIPE & JORGE
| August 14, 2009
Phillipe and Jorge are quite disappointed to see that the Rhode Island School of Design Museum will be closing for the month of August, largely due to its endowment being down due to the economic recession.
Keep the RISD Museum open in August! Plus, the weirdness on C Street.
PHILLIPE AND JORGE
| July 17, 2009
Brave new RISD
The Rhode Island School of Design, for all its artful ambition, is a conservative place. Students draw. They mold clay. They are awash in taxidermy. So there was more than a little anxiety when John Maeda — sneaker designer, MIT professor, digital media
After a year at the helm, president John Maeda is balancing broad shifts in the worlds of art, design, and business
| May 29, 2009
RISD takes to the streets to show 'What We Do'
"What We Do," an unprecedented, student-run event on April 11 at the Rhode Island School of Design, aims to capture, in a frenzied six hours at six locations, the spirit of Providence's most creative and offbeat college.
Bursting the bubble
| April 10, 2009
Worth another look
In 2008, real estate and jobs dominated local art news.
Intriguing views of a warped world
| December 23, 2008
As RI struggles, entrepreneur sees promise
The revelation that Rhode Island faces a $300 million-plus deficit for the current year is just the latest bit of dire economic news about the state.
| November 12, 2008
Why Rhode Island is hurting
If the nation’s fiscal crisis confirms that Rhode Island isn’t alone in facing serious economic woes, the state doesn’t suffer from a lack of other challenges.
Bad days are here, and there is little in the past to make the future seem hopeful
| October 02, 2008
Rhode Island School of Design’s new Chace Center is the physical embodiment of the 131-year-old institution’s effort to rebrand itself as a more open place.
With the dramatic new Chace Center, the art school reaches outward
| September 25, 2008
Man and machine
Leave it to John Maeda, the Rhode Island School of Design’s new president, to invoke the long-term value of art at a time when global financial markets are gripped by uncertainty.
John Maeda talks about technology — and his quest to understand RISD
| September 24, 2008
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