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RISD Announces Preparations for Fall 2021

As COVID-19 vaccinations roll out, RISD leadership takes a two-pronged approach to planning the coming academic year.

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RISD news

Revitalizing the Metcalf Building

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

Closing the Healthcare Gap

RISD's Center for Complexity designs a suite of solutions intended to advance health equity and reduce adverse medical outcomes for patients of color.

Class of 2021 Q&A | Sculpture

Four graduating fine arts students discuss the joy of working with their hands and mixing mediums at RISD.

Echoes of Jim Crow

An interactive on-campus exhibition brings to life the civil rights movement and ongoing struggle against racism and segregation in the US.

Class of 2021 Q&A | Textiles

Four graduating seniors discuss how the pandemic influenced their RISD experience and fueled their very personal degree projects.

Designers Rise to NASA Challenges

Students in the recently launched RISD Space Design club are working on getting three separate projects into outer space.

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.