Aguirre explores materials and processes that present new possibilities for sustainable furniture manufacturing.


Building RISD's Future, Together.

Spring 2024

RISD artists and designers are visionaries and astonishing problem solvers. In this issue of Momentum, we share stories of those who support RISD with their time and presence and take action—establishing fellowships, giving to the Materials Fund, the RISD Fund or other priorities—so that our community of creatives can thrive.

This is the Moment

A Letter from Amanda Clark MacMullan, Vice President of Institutional Advancement 

Material World

Thanks to donors to the Materials Fund, students have access to the supplies that can turn an idea into reality. 

Design is for Everybody

Chris Baer 95 ID supports the RISD Fund and the college’s culture of innovation. 

A Legacy in the Making

Through a bequest and a new leadership position, Jill Groeber 96 GD pays it forward. 

Into the Community

Graciela Batista 24 IL connects with artists of all ages through volunteer work and internships. 

Full Circle

Modeling creative leadership and service, alumni Randy and Corky Frost support RISD through planned gifts in time for a landmark reunion. 

Shaking the Tree

A community-informed curatorial process brings the life and work of Nancy Elizabeth Prophet into sharp relief at the RISD Museum. 

Make it Local

Donald Choi BArch 82 and Rex Wong BArch 03 make sure the RISD spirit is alive and well in Hong Kong. 

Exploring New Dimensions

Support from three scholarships helped Yichen Li 25 ID find his passion. 

RISD in Conversation

Through talking with students, Suzanne and Fabian Fondriest P 16 get insight into the unique skills and perspectives that their scholarship giving supports. 

Inspired Research

To solve the problem of unsustainable production, Samuel Aguirre MFA 24 FD draws on RISD’s culture of collaboration and critique.