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Students Propose Real-World Design Solutions

Industrial Design students offer innovative ideas for supporting sustainability in Rhode Island and beyond.

Maharam Fellowships Support Greater Good

In keeping with RISD’s strategic plan, this summer’s 10 Maharam fellows use their design skills to promote social justice and sustainability.

Proulx Takes the Helm

Interim President Dave Proulx pledges to build on community-driven momentum as he leads RISD through its presidential transition.

You Belong Here

Three rising museum professionals help to make the RISD Museum a place where everyone feels welcome and represented.

Underground Comix Meet the Fleet

Noted journalist and hip-hop documentarian Bill Adler gifts RISD his thousand-item collection of subversive comics and related ephemera.

Weaving a Multicultural Identity

Filipino New Englander Bhen Alan makes award-winning work expanding on his cultural heritage.

RISD Establishes Center for Community Partnerships

New hub for community engagement will support and build upon existing initiatives and develop new opportunities for mutually beneficial relationships.

Celebrating RISD’s Class of 2021

An in-person and online Commencement ceremony features student leaders from the classes of 2020 and 2021 and an eclectic array of honorary degree recipients.

Extraordinary Film Festival Now on View

The Film/Animation/Video Class of 2021 takes audiences on a transformative journey into real and imagined worlds far away from the here and now.

Hybrid Grad Show Hits the Mark

Intensely personal work by more than 200 RISD graduate students is now on view virtually and in limited-access Providence galleries.

Apparel Designers Delve Deep

With a live runway show out of the question, the Class of 2021 uses video to present their intimate and thoughtful work.

RISD Careers Event Offers Insights

Annual Fine Arts Portfolio Review provides students with fresh perspectives on their work and opportunities in the arts.

Revitalizing the Metcalf Building

An anonymous $4 million gift jump-starts RISD's plans to renovate the iconic 1914 Metcalf Building.

Expanded Support for First-Generation Students

New RISD First-Generation to College Pre-Orientation Program will offer a multifaceted experience for incoming students.

Decolonizing Pedagogies at RISD

Faculty, curators and librarians come together for a semester-long seminar on decolonization that builds on the institution’s commitment to advancing social equity and inclusion.

Update on Advancing Social Equity

RISD shares progress and next steps towards its commitment to being proactively anti-racist.

Presidential Search Launched

A core committee co-chaired by four members of the Board of Trustees will lead an international search for RISD’s 18th president.

RISD Alums Make 30 Under 30 List

Four recent graduates are included in Forbes’ annual roundup of emerging talents.