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Carving Out a New Identity

Students in this year’s Witness Tree Project studio reflect on immigration by creating objects from a fallen elm that stood in Brooklyn’s Prospect Park for 150 years.

Resurfacing the Legacy of Slavery

In a public pop-up installation in May students showed powerful work that surfaced the legacy of slavery in Rhode Island.

Multidisciplinary Convergences

Sculpture major Charlie Ehrenfried 18 SC is pursuing two Liberal Arts concentrations as he makes informed 3D work about identity and culture.

Valuable Support for RISD Artists

Three local artists with ties to RISD earn RI Foundation 2017 MacColl Johnson Fellowships.

Exploring the Brilliance of Cuba

In January RISD students explored and created work inspired by Cuba during a month-long Wintersession travel/study course.

Exploring the Gray Areas

New Assistant Professor of Political Economy Alero Akporiaye brings much-needed perspective to the understanding of the global economy.

Mississippi Music Stories

In his work with the GRAMMY Museum Mississippi, Dean of Liberal Arts Dan Cavicchi has shed new light on how the state's musicians helped define pop music—and how pop music has changed the world.

Critical Design Can Change the World

In early May members of the RISD and Brown communities came together to share thoughts at the second annual Critical Design/Critical Futures symposium.

Understanding Holography

In a course on optics, students learn the complexities of creating 3D imagery through the process of making holograms.

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