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  • Chronicling the Global Slave Trade

    10/28/2013
    RISD students enrolled in Dialogue Across the Diaspora are traveling to South Africa to curate a powerful exhibition that communicates their incisive research on the global slave trade.

  • Mapping Learning Reflects on RISD’s Essence

    10/28/2013
    RISD’s 2013–14 Mapping Learning series is bringing members of the campus community together for candid discussions about pedagogy, critique and new paradigms for learning.

  • Back to the Source

    10/14/2013
    Newly appointed Assistant Professor Taylor Baldwin 05 SC is finding his place in RISD’s Sculpture department, where his journey began.

  • Illustrators Rally Around We Art Boston

    10/08/2013
    Illustrator and faculty member Joe McKendry 94 IL promotes healing through art in the wake of the Boston Marathon bombing. 

  • Documenting the Arab-Israeli Stalemate

    09/25/2013
    Evan Grothian 15 FAV will soon embark on a trip to Israel with Marian Marzynski, the renowned Polish filmmaker, to shoot a reflective documentary on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.

  • Critical Reading

    09/19/2013
    RISD is pleased to announce the release of The Art of Critical Making, a new book for the general public on applying the lessons of creative practice in a broader context.

  • Terry Documents Traditional Drumming

    09/13/2013
    Footage shot by FAV Professor John Terry on the island of Carriacou can now be viewed on YouTube. 

  • Selin Wins Superlatives from Supima

    09/11/2013
    Morgan Selin 13 AP just won the grand prize in the 2013 Supima Design Competition, a glamorous runway show held as part of Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week in NYC.

  • New Faculty on View

    09/11/2013
    Recently appointed Foundation Studies assistant professor Deborah Zlotsky is currently showing drawings at the Atkinson Gallery in Santa Barbara.

  • Drawn to Paint

    08/22/2013
    A retrospective of watercolors, pastels, drawings and oil paintings produced by the late Professor Emeritus Thomas Sgouros 50 IL graces Woods-Gerry Gallery.

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Foundation Studies students consider each other's work under the guidance of Professor Merlin Szasz.