In the Media

Sherenté Mishitashin Harris' (BRDD 2023) Dancing Highlighted in Print and Film

A member of the Narragansett tribe, Sherenté Mishitashin Harris' (BRDD 2023 Painting, Ethnic Studies) practice of the Fancy Shawl Dance at powwows honors their cultural heritage while defying gender stereotypes and pushing for acceptance of two-spirit individuals. “I think taking an act as simple as dance and turning it into an act of rebellion is something that surprises people but speaks a universal language,” Harris says. 

Designers Rise to NASA Challenges

Hannah Dunnigan (BRDD 2023, Economics, Industrial Design),Vice President of the RISD Space Design Club and Micro-G NEXT Team Lead, and Design and Manufacturing Lead on the Brown Space Engineering Big-Idea Team, is among Brown and RISD students working on getting three separate projects into outer space.

Four seniors in Illustration look back on how RISD has impacted their creative practices

Angie Kang (BRDD 2021, Literary Arts, Illustration) and Shelby Nicholas (BRDD 2021, Literary Arts, Illustration) are among four seniors in RISD Illustration who reflect on their experiences as students at RISD and the impact their studies have had on their future creative practices.

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Hannah Dunnigan (BRDD 2023) is part of the Brown Space Engineering and RISD Space Design collaborative team participating in NASA's Big Idea Challenge

Hannah Dunnigan (BRDD 2023, Industrial Design, Economics) is part of the Brown Space Engineering and RISD Space Design collaborative team participating in NASA's Big Idea Challenge to help protect spacesuits from lunar dust.

View Hannah's interview on WPRI-12.

Read about the project combining undergraduate engineers and designers on News from Brown.

Yukti Agarwal (BRDD 2024) and Naya Chang (BRDD 2024) Among RISD Baker + Whitehill Student Artists' Book Contest Prize Winners

Yukti Vishal Agarwal (BRDD 2024, Textiles, Undeclared) and Naya Lee Chang (BRDD 2024, Furniture Design, Undeclared) win purchase prices in the seventh annual RISD Baker + Whitehill Student Artists' Book Contest and Exhibition.  

View their books and read their artist statements, which are now part of the Fleet Library's Special Collections.

Biological Design: In conversation with Joyce Lin (BRDD 2017)

"Natural science and furniture making might seem like completely opposed fields of study and practice, but for emerging designer Joyce Lin (BRDD 2017, Furniture Design, Geology-Biology) the two are intrinsically linked. As a recent graduate of the Brown–Rhode Island School of Design (RISD) Dual Degree Program, the Houston-based wunderkind combines the best of both worlds in works of art that challenge common perceptions. " -  AN Interior

Read more on The Architect's Newspaper Interior.

Joyce Lin (BRDD 2017) Named as Youngest Member of “Objects: USA 2020” 

Joyce Lin (BRDD 2017, Furniture, Geology Biology) Named as Youngest Member of “Objects: USA 2020” 

Celebrating its 50th-anniversary exhibition, “Objects: USA 2020” features 50 of the artists from the original show and 50 contemporary artists considered to be the most impactful today in American culture, blurring the boundaries of art and craftsmanship.  "Lin, who did a dual degree program—majoring in geology and biology at Brown, and furniture design at RISD—creates furniture that expresses the complexities and anxieties of the Anthropocene." - W Magazine

Read more in W Magazine.
Check out Joyce's work and artist statement on the R & Company site.

Fulbright Fellow Ying Bonny Cai (BRDD 2018) Stays the Course

Ying Bonny Cai (BRDD 2018, East Asian Studies, Economics, Apparel) spent a year as a Fulbright Fellow in Seoul studying traditional Korean apparel with contemporary makers reviving and modernizing ancient customs.  Cai began investigating hanbok as an Apparel Design major at RISD.

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American Craft Council Maker Spotlight on Jorge Palacios (BRDD 2020)

Jorge Palacios' (BRDD 2020, Astrophysics, Glass) "multimedia art that sits at the intersection of physics, ancestry, and legacy" is celebrated in a Maker Spotlight in American Craft, the magazine of the American Craft Council.

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Dwell Profiles Laura Jaramillo (BRDD 2020)

Laura Jaramillo (BRDD 2020, Furniture Design, Gender and Sexuality Studies ) designs everyday objects and tools that speak to the human experiences of memory, belonging, identity, and love.  In her interview, Laura shares, "My goal is to capture memories with an object that already exists and then to make new objects that intensify that emotion." - Dwell

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