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Activists Lucas Michael and Mary Ellen Carroll rally fellow artists to help children still detained at the US border.
Connecting from home this spring, Graphic Design students and faculty are rethinking what—and how—they make.
The Rhode Island Foundation names Assistant Professor of Illustration Eric Telfort a 2020 MacColl Johnson Fellow.
Visiting artist Dread Scott shares his vision for change with RISD students.
Students in three Wintersession travel courses learn through hands-on work with local artisans in Mexico.
Multidisciplinary artist Jazzmen Lee-Johnson works to transcend the legacies of enslaved peoples and gender inequality.
Social justice visionary Michelle Alexander delivers RISD’s 2020 Martin Luther King, Jr. keynote address.
RISD’s 10 new full-time faculty members are bringing new perspectives to campus and helping to diversify the curriculum.
Assistant Professor of Photography Stanley Wolukau-Wanambwa reflects on contemporary practice and creative research.
An ongoing exhibition highlights the work and personal stories of 20 RISD community members living with disabilities.
Associate Professor Paula Gaetano-Adi experiments with an interesting way of helping first-year students let go of their assumptions.
Thanks to two generous gifts, exceptional graduate students selected for the Society of Presidential Fellows will have tuition-free access to a RISD education.
Commencement keynote speaker Bryan Stevenson urged the Class of 2019 to combat injustice with hope and creativity.
Consider new visions of design theory and practice with author, anthropologist, and philosopher Arturo Escobar in conversation with RISD faculty, Namita Dharia, Jess Brown, Ramon Tejada, and Ijlal Muzaffar. Studio practices are explored through the lens of justice, ethics, and the environment.
Interior Architecture students are working with the Episcopal Diocese of Rhode Island to reimagine and reconfigure Providence’s Cathedral of St. John.
A conversation with Matthew Shenoda, RISD’s first vice president of Social Equity and Inclusion.
An ambitious symposium considers how the bones of a ruined house can spark dialogue about memory, preservation and institutionalized racism.
A conversation with Virgil Abloh and RISD President Rosanne Somerson on contemporary design theory and its relation to current culture across mediums.