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RISD news and announcements

What to Wear on Orion

Students in a fall Apparel Design studio construct gender-neutral capsule collections for 18 astronauts flying to the moon.

Architecture Student Recognized

Ghanaian undergraduate Abena Acheampong Danquah wins a Creative Futures Grant from the Black Artists + Designers Guild.

Sikander Show Opens at RISD Museum

Extraordinary Realities traces the first 15 years of Shahzia Sikander’s creative journey from Lahore, Pakistan to New York City.

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Brilliant Debut

RISD’s Jewelry + Metalsmithing department launches a virtual pop-up exhibition promoting work by recent graduates.

The Seductive Alchemy of Clay

Visiting artist Ebitenyefa Baralaye kicks off the Ceramics department’s fall lecture series with a meditative wheel-throwing demo.

Architecture, Modernity and the Post-Colonial Narrative

New faculty members Malcolm Rio and Germán Pallares-Avitia explore architectural history through the lens of decoloniality.

The Regenerative Earth Collective

A transdisciplinary, student-led initiative reimagines RISD’s relationship with the ecosystem that surrounds it. 

Grad Photography Work on Display

First- and second-year MFA students simultaneously present two distinctive approaches to exhibiting fine art.

Visualizing Hard Science

Students in a fall Digital + Media research studio use high- and low-tech tools to explore the changing Narragansett Bay and develop creative research projects.

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.

RISD Alums Make 30 Under 30 List

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