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Moving Documentary Focuses on Forgiveness

An intense documentary about murder and forgiveness wins Grand Prize at the Rhode Island International Film Festival.

Promoting Conservation through Art

At RISD Weekend 17, four young alumni explain how they’re harnessing their passion for the natural sciences and building ecologically focused practices.

New Grad Programs Address 21st-Century Needs

Beginning in fall 2018, students in two new graduate programs in Liberal Arts will grapple with the complexities of globalization and urgent ecological challenges.

Bervin’s Nanoscale Ode to the Silkworm

Poet Jen Bervin explores the intersection of text and textiles in Silk Poems, just published this fall after seven years of research.

Patti Smith Connects with Students

The legendary singer, writer and artist offers students inspiring advice about staying true to one’s craft.

Continuing the Conversation in Doha

Farah Altaweel MA 17 talks about transitions and her unconventional approach to combatting #fakenews.

Wonderland of Warp, Weft + Work

Senior Sydney Foreman 18 TX reflects on a nine-week internship in Brooklyn working to assist and learn from accomplished textiles artist Liz Collins 91 TX/MFA 99.

Designing Poetry in Motion

Graphic Design Department Head Lucinda Hitchcock designs a digital message board for RIPTA buses as part of the state's newly launched Poetry in Motion project.

Imagining a Beautiful Revolution

As the first speaker in RISD’s Community Dialogues series, activist and author Jeff Chang urged students to make art that advocates for social justice.