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FEATURES: Rethinking Home
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Living Beasts 
In helping to make the film Beasts of the Southern Wild, four alumni discovered a lot about themselves as they created the Bathtub, the compelling parallel universe that the film’s lead characters call home.

Beyond Shelter
After years of thinking and dreaming, architect Peter Stamberg BArch 72 and his partner finally took the plunge and tackled the architect’s perennial dilemma: building a home of one's own.

At Home in the Studio  

Step inside the very personal space where artist Anna Schuleit 98 PT spends her days and nights musing, listening to music and making art.


DEPARTMENTS
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Conversations
online, incoming, ongoing

Listen
a commentary by Pamela Becker 86 IL about why RISD always provides a touchstone no matter where she is

Look
at home-related art and design

Six Degrees
updates from clubs, the Alumni Association and Alumni Relations, plus photos from RISD by Design 12 weekend

Two College Street
Maeda’s message, a glimpse of studios/student life now, faculty news

Impact
news about scholarships, donors, the RISD Annual Fund

Where We Were
how the experimental ILZRO house became a home

Where We Are
class notes and profiles, undergraduate first, graduate second

Sketchbook
samples from the Dude Monster series by Dillon Froehlich 14 ID


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WHAT IS XYZ?
RISD XYZ  is a magazine by and about alumni of Rhode Island School of Design. It’s designed to keep readers informed about the people, projects and passions that make RISD’s creative community so special. The magazine does this by openly encouraging participation from alumni, capturing their creative energy and covering a broad range of issues of interest to artists, designers, educators and others in creative fields.  

As RISD’s primary print publication,  RISD XYZ was first published in May 2010, replacing the college’s original magazine risd views (1995–2009). It is sent to all RISD alumni living in the US at no cost. International alumni are encouraged to view the online version posted here, download a pdf below or opt-in to receive the printed piece through the mail. During the 2011–12 academic year, the magazine was published in November and May.


WHY THE NAME?
Well, we like the way it looks and sounds, for starters. RISD XYZ suggests that alumni need to fill-in-the-blank to help make the magazine whatever it wants to be. XYZ are beautiful letterforms that naturally seem to belong together (like RISD alumni). They’re also a bit exotic and enigmatic (again, a lot like RISD alumni) and are the most emblematic letters of the alphabet, with x and y used to represent intersecting coordinates in algebra, along with the chromosomes in people (who are, of course, at the core of this magazine). X, Y and Z come after R-I-S-D, which seems apropos to a magazine focused on what happens after alumni move on from RISD. XYZ also feels a bit like FPO – a work in progress – but is more poetic, which basically sums up how we hope the magazine comes across.


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