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July 2016 | issue #130

On a mission to protect endangered species

Wildlife: Trading and Conservation, a new show at the ISB Gallery, features work by members of the RISD community made to underscore the urgency of doing everything we can to help.

Cleaning up the toxic stew in Brooklyn’s Gowanus Canal

As part of an interdisciplinary team, landscape architect Ian Quate MLA 11 (center) is using scientifically informed design methods to reshape environmentalism.

Political bite from Edible Government

Although this year’s US presidential campaign is tough to stomach, Lauren Garfinkel 91 AP continues to process it through unpalatable portraits like this one of the Republican candidate.

see more stories including: restoring RI’s coastal watersexperimental performance workshop, visualizing data, beach scenes, water rights, cool shadesRauschenberg’s legacy, design/build project, Flip for Cancer, Sgouros tribute, myths made in Hollywood, the nth whoopee of sight
see more alumni exhibitions around the world
William Swanson 92 PT at Eleanor Harwood Gallery in San Francisco
Julia Santos Solomon 78 PT in NYC
Charlotte Potter MFA 10 GL in Houston
Lauren Skelly MFA 15 CR in Port Chester, NY
Janine Antoni MFA 89 SC in Philadelphia
Guggenheim Fellow and Assistant Professor Angela Dufresne speaking about why she loves teaching at RISD
This summer alumni and parents throughout the world are gathering locally to welcome newly admitted students and their parents to the RISD family. Last week’s event in San Francisco will be followed by similar gatherings in Los Angeles, London, Hong Kong, Miami and more.
Registration is now open for RISD Weekend, the big fall event on campus for alumni and parents. If your graduation year ends in 1 or 6, plan to attend your reunion. And members of the Class of 1966: please remember to submit materials for the 50th reunion class book by Friday, July 29. 

Capturing the joys of summer travel

On a trip to France last month, Gary Bernard 90 IL found that sketching in his Moleskine made the journey that much more rewarding.
Please email to let us know about any projects, exhibitions, collaborations and other items of interest to the RISD community. We love hearing about and sharing what you’re doing!