In the Media

Pivoting to Fight the Pandemic

Isabel Sicat (BRDD 2016, Illustration, Political Science) and partner Aiala Rickard (RISD 2017 AP) of the Philippines-based apparel label Toqa have temporarily set aside fashion to produce sustainably sourced, washable face masks. 

Read more about how RISD makers are "Pivoting to Fight the Pandemic" on RISD Media.

See more on Toqa's response to COVID-19.

Masc.: A Refreshingly Well-Rounded Look at Masculinity

Laura Jaramillo (BRDD 2020, Furniture Design, Gender and Sexuality Studies) exhibits her chair, First Blood, in Masc., an intimate seven-person exhibition at Newport's Coastal Contemporary Gallery.  The exhibition "frames masculinity as not necessarily a man problem, rather, 'a relational problem, one that can’t be viewed in a vacuum outside of the influence of culture or interpersonal relationships.' The holistic group show complicates the traditional 'men vs. women / good vs. bad' narrative about patriarchy, instead visualizing its impact on all aspects of life, including romantic and familial relationships, understandings of ethnicity and race, queer identity, economics, power and dis/empowerment."

Read more about the exhibition on Art New England Online.

For students with wide-ranging interests, Fashion@Brown is a great fit

Seabass Immonen (BRDD 2023, Apparel Design, International Relations) this year's Director of the Design Board for Fashion @ Brown, had garments in the annual runway show, as part of Brown's Fashion Week. “'So much of the handiwork in these garments looks purely artistic, but at the same time so much math, critical thinking and communication go into the process,” said Sebastian Immonen, a first-year member of the design team who is studying international relations and apparel design through the Brown|RISD Dual Degree Program. “Doing this work alongside each other allows us to create a better body of work.'”

Read more on News from Brown.

Brown Black Hairitage group hosts its first annual Black Hair Show

As part of the first annual Black Hair Show, Brown Black Hairitage club leaders, including Kira Dubose (BRDD 2022, Film/Animation/Video, Psychology), invited students, faculty, stylists, and community members to celebrate the societal impact of Black hair.

Read more about the Hairitage Group and the Black Hair Show online.

Seabass Immonen Shows Garments at Brown's Annual Runway Show

Brown student Manuel Camarillo walks the catwalk in garments designeed by Seabass Immonen (BRDD 2023, Apparel and International Relations) during the Fashion @ Brown Tenth Annual Runway Show. [ Image from The Providence Journal / Kris Craig]

See more on the Providence Journal Photo Gallery.

‘This is Your Life’ unpacks universal experiences Ruggiero ’22, Poisson ’22 display works from RISD Collaborative Study Project

Rémy Poisson (BRDD 2022, Illustration and Literary Arts) and Jake Ruggiero (BRDD 2022, Illustration and Biology) are featured in the Brown Daily Herald for their exhibition, "This is Your Life," displaying works from their RISD Wintersession Collaborative Study Project.

Read more on the Brown Daily Herald.

Nadia Wolff (BRDD 2021) Exhibits Work at Group Show, Roots & Roads, Centering Black Hair Culture

Nadia Wolff (BRDD 2021, Textiles & Literary Arts) performed in a work at the opening of the exhibition Roots and Roads at Franklin Street Works on Saturday, Feb. 8th.


Read more the Roots & Roads group exhibition exploring Black hair culture.

Brown|RISD Dual Degree 12th Annual Exhibition: Many Years Later... Featured in the Arts & Culture Section of the Brown Daily Herald

Students in the Dual Degree Program were invited to submit work that responded to the theme “Many Years Later.” Their pieces spoke to concepts of time, memory, routine and change using a diverse array of media, from sculpture to stop-motion animation..  ~Brown Daily Herald

Read the BDH Article

The 2018 Stanford-Brown-RISD iGEM team receives recognition for their work exploring the potential of using fungal mycelium for outposts on the moon and Mars

The work of the 2018 Stanford-Brown-RISD iGEM team, which includes BRDD 2021 students, Emilia Mann (Apparel Design, Engineering) and Javier Syquia (Graphic Design, Chemistry) is featured in CNET, Popular Mechanics, and SPACE.
~photo from 2018 iGEM Team Stamford-Brown-RISD

Fly Me to Edo

Danning Niu (BRDD 2020, Interior Architecture, East Asian Studies), 2019 RISD Museum Andrew W. Mellon Summer Intern in Asian Art, created a 3D virtual reality exploration of the Kanzeon Raijin Gate in Edo, Japan, as seen in an 1820s print.

Read more on the RISD Museum website.