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Proposed Interventions for Community Space

A department-wide charette challenges Interior Architecture students to revitalize a downtown Woonsocket, RI neighborhood by designing an outdoor community performance space.

Timely Cinema for Social Justice

At a screening of his film Two Trains Runnin’, director Sam Pollard encouraged students to embrace the challenge of turning history into socially conscious documentaries.

When Patient Care Meets Creative Practice

While balancing two demanding careers, author/illustrator and trauma nurse Jennifer Polan 01 IL is discovering unexpected synergies between them.

Building a Cohesive Body of Work

Senior Zenzele Ojore 18 PH returns from a summer internship in Uganda with surprising new insights about her own identity as a black American artist.

Reflections from Hilton Als

Pulitzer-prize winning critic Hilton Als delivers the 2017 Gail Silver Memorial Lecture.

50 Years of Wonder

A look at how the department teaches students to take risks, cross disciplinary divides and write their own stories as professional artists.

Listening to Our Differences

MLK lecture series speaker Lee Mun Wah asks members of the RISD community to reflect and reset through the art of mindful inquiry.

Housing Scaled for Seoul

At the inaugural Seoul Biennale of Architecture and Urbanism, recent RISD grads showed work addressing the future of housing in the South Korean megacity.

Typefaces That Work

Inspired type designer Nina Stössinger offers wise advice at the third annual Updike Prize for Student Type Design Awards ceremony.