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  • Stranger than Fiction

    RISD faculty member Alexandra Anthony’s most recent film Lost in the Bewilderness earns an Odysseus Award for Best Creative Documentary.

  • Hope and the Humanities

    Renowned critical theorist Gayatri Chakravorty Spivak speaks with the RISD community about globalization and the role of an aesthetic education.  

  • Illustrator as Public Intellectual

    In delivering the keynote address at an international gathering of illustrators, Rick Poyner challenged the audience to think about what the title of the symposium really means.

  • On Point

    Visiting designer Nicholas Felton 99 GD leads a three-day workshop on data design for juniors in Graphic Design.

  • Sensible + Sensitive Solutions

    All 95 undergraduate and graduate student in Interior Architecture collaborated on this year’s five-day charette, a challenge to design a better classroom for young children with autism.

  • Photographic Memory

    Photo historian Jung Joon Lee brings a keen eye and an international perspective to her new position as an assistant professor of the History of Art and Visual Culture. 

  • And Also: Writing

    The Writing Center and Graduate Studies co-host a symposium exploring how artists and designers engage with evolving forms of writing, editing and publishing.

  • Picturing Rhythm

    New Assistant Professor of Illustration Calef Brown finds inspiration for his playful drawings in the rhythms of music and conversation.

  • Warm Welcome for RISD’s New President

    The RISD community comes together for a rousing show of support for President Rosanne Somerson 76 ID.

  • New Leaders in Architectural Education

    With the new appointment of Deborah Berke BArch 77 as dean of the Yale School of Architecture, five RISD alumni now head major schools of architecture in North America.

In informal crits, students are called on to defend their own work and provide constructive feedback to each other.