Seabass Immonen and Laney Day (BRDD 2023) Collaborate in "Queer Rage" Fashion Collection
For Seabass Immonen (BRDD 2023, International Relations, Apparel Design), creating apparel is a highly collaborative activist project. Immonen's "Queer Rage" clothing collection is highlighted in the Brown Daily Herald. For one of the pieces in the collection Immonen worked with fellow dual degree student Laney Day (BRDD 2023, Painting, Ethnic Studies), to create a piece that channels their rage towards settler colonialism and represents the "intersection of Day’s two-spirit identity and Ojibwe and Cree nationalities."
Brown|RISD Dual Degree's fourteen 2022 graduates delivered capstone presentations in the Granoff Center's Martinos Auditorium on May 31 and June 1, 2022. Covering the second day of the presentations, an article in RISD News highlights the presentations by Natalya J. Ho (BRDD 20222, Graphic Design, Modern Culture & Media), Caroline Dai (BRDD 2022, Illustration, Biology), Jake Ruggiero (BRDD 2022, Illustration, Biology), Kira DuBose (BRDD 2022, Film/Animation/Video, Psychology), Monika Hedman (BRDD 2022, Illustration, Computer Science), Joanne Han (BRDD 2022, Illustration, Computer Science), and Allison Yeh (BRDD 2022, Film/Animation/Video, Computer Science).
Isabel Sicat (BRDD 2016)'s Fashion Brand Toqa Featured in Vogue
Toqa - co-founded by Isabel Sicat (BRDD 2016, Illustration, Political Science) and Ailala Rickard (RISD 2017, Apparel Design) - is one of the "six Filipino brands reenvisioning Philippine fashion in the face of a rapidly changing planet" that are profiled in a recent Vogue article. Created with deadstock fabrics and low-waste original textiles, Toqa's garments "[reflect] the breadth and depth of the stories, people, and places [that Sicat and Rickard] grew up experiencing” in the tropics.
Yukti Agarwal (BRDD 2024) Receives SPUR Funding to Research Kashmiri Shawls
Yukti Agarwal (BRDD 2024, Contemplative Studies, Textiles) has received a Student Provisional Ubiquity Research (SPUR) grant from RISD Research to deepen understanding of the materials and processes behind RISD Museum’s collection of traditional Kashmiri shawls. "My research worldview ... prioritizes the women who created these pieces and are usually placed in the shadows,” says Agarwal.
New York Times Highlights MSCHF's New Sneaker Collection
Creative collective MSCHF's chief creative officers Lukas Bentel (2015, Multimedia Electronic Music Experiments, Furniture Design) and Kevin Wiesner (2015, Engineering, Industrial Design) - along with their co-founder Daniel Greenberg - are interviewed in the New York Times about their new MSCHF Sneakers collection.
Jiaju Ma (BRDD 2021.5) Named a Finalist for Computing Research Association Award
Jiaju Ma (BRDD 2021.5, Industrial Design, Computer Science) was named a finalist for the Computing Research Association (CRA)'s 2022 Outstanding Undergraduate Researcher Award, which "recognizes undergraduate students ... who show outstanding research potential in an area of computing research."
Naya Lee Chang (BRDD 2024) Earns Honorable Mention in Artists' Book Contest
Naya Lee Chang (BRDD 2024, History, Furniture Design) has earned an Honorable Mention for her artists' book Zone: Apollinaire, Simpson, Chang, which was exhibited in the annual Baker & Whitehill Student Artists’ Book Contest & Exhibition at RISD's Fleet Library. From over 350 entries into the contest, juror Lois Harada (RISD 2010) "fell hard for Chang’s accordion book and the beautiful box that contains it."
2022 BRDD Exhibition “translat” Featured in Brown Daily Herald
“translat," the 14th annual BRDD exhibition mounted in Brown's Granoff Center for the Creative Arts, is profiled in the Brown Daily Herald. As Executive Committee Rachel Moss (BRDD 2023) states, the annual exhibition showcases "the interdisciplinary nature of the program" to the broader Brown and RISD communities. A performance and video work by Adam Colman (BRDD 2026) is highlighted, and Moss and other members of the exhibition's Executive Committee Mehek Vohra (BRDD 2024), Emma T Capps (BRDD 2023), and Lucy Shao (BRDD 2022) discuss the process of organizing the exhibition and reception.
Costume Collection by Allison Morgan (BRDD 2016) Highlighted in The Drift
Allison Morgan (BRDD 2016, French, History of Art and Architecture, Apparel Design)'s new collection of costumes, Cose Morbide Gratuite, debuted at NYC's West End Theater in October 2021. Allison's "acerbic vision of Venetian Renaissance fashion" was highlighted in Issue 6 of The Drift magazine.