Welcome President Crystal Williams

Meet Crystal Williams

President Williams brings a deep passion for and broad experience in leading mission-driven institutions.

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RISD news and announcements

Cluster Hire: Gallab

Five Questions: Shiraz Abdullahi Gallab

A brief interview with one of RISD’s Schiller Family Assistant Professors in Race in Art and Design.

Opioid Crisis Spurs Compassionate Design

A spring studio offered through RISD’s Center for Complexity offers fresh ideas for Rhode Island’s harm reduction center pilot program.

Double Vision

Brown | RISD Dual Degree students present their capstone presentations to a live and virtual audience.

Celebrating the Classes of 2020 and 2022

The RISD community comes together to honor graduating students driving change and to welcome new president Crystal Williams.

The People’s House Reimagined

Graduate students in Interior Architecture present visions for transforming Rhode Island’s State House and the surrounding grounds into a welcoming public space.

Watch Commencement 2022

Missed the live-streamed ceremony on Saturday, June 4? Click here to watch the event.

RISD Grad Show 2022 Opens Its Doors

The sprawling exhibition and companion digital publication feature thesis work by graduate students working across 19 disciplines.

Fashion on Film

Apparel Design seniors present their thesis collections via (Un)finished, an intensely personal cinematic compilation.

Immersive Airport Design

Students reconceive Boston’s Logan Airport using augmented, virtual and mixed-reality technologies.

Emerging Filmmakers on the Big Screen

RISD’s Film/Animation/Video department presents its annual Senior Show live on campus for the first time since the onset of the pandemic.

Curious about RISD?

Start Here, our FAQ for prospective students, has answers to (almost) everything you want to know.

Forbes Recognizes Trailblazers

Four recent RISD graduates are included in the latest Forbes 30 Under 30 compilation.

RISD Welcomes New Hires Focused on Race and Decolonization

Full-time faculty members to join RISD in fall 2021 as a result of the “Race in Art & Design” cluster hire initiative.

Update on Advancing Social Equity

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