In case you are interested, listen to the podcast of my journey through RISD today. Regards, John Maeda
Hello, Just a note to incoming freshmen and their parents to always feel free to come and visit Our RISD. It is where I am constantly posting news about RISD whenever I get the chance. Regards, John
I was visiting RISD Nature Lab this week where Director Karen Idoine showed me some freshly laid eggs by a mother turtle that happily resides there. Nature Lab is tightly coupled into what will be your first year of Foundation Studies — the same rite of passage that many past RISD graduates like Seth MacFarlane and Shepard Fairey have gone through. Wherever you may be, I hope that spring is engulfing you in its beauty. -jm
Congratulations! You are headed for an exciting journey I will be taking together with you at RISD. I’m the incoming president of RISD and am still discovering bits and pieces about our new institution. When you arrive on campus I will still be settling in just like you.
Thus far my perception is that the campus is not too big and not too small. The facilities are expansive and yet still homey enough that you can create your own community. Much of my interest in our first few years at RISD is to see if we can build the foundations for a RISD that will define our new century of art and design. Where will this all go? I’m not sure. And that’s what makes it exciting!
Please visit our.risd.edu from time to time to get an update on what’s happening at RISD right now. Hopefully by the time you folks get to campus we’ll have some groundwork in place for more possibilities we can create together online. And of course everything isn’t about just online interactions so we’ll have plenty of opportunity to create face-to-face happenings to make it all real.
The folks in RISD Admissions have worked extremely hard to orchestrate the complex process of bringing the Class of 2012 to RISD. Director of Admissions Mr. Edward Newhall (enewhall *at* risd.edu) and his talented team are here to help get you situated as the days tick down to your arrival on RISD campus.
Stay tuned for more info to come from the RISD network! And again, my heartfelt congratulations to you! – John Maeda, President- Elect