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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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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.

Virtual Design Portfolio Review Delivers

Hundreds of RISD students share their portfolios online with eager design firm reps from across the country.

Pulling on the Thread

RISD’s Alumni Association launches a new podcast exploring how creativity really works.​

Class of 2021 Q&A | Illustration

Four seniors in Illustration look back on how RISD has impacted their creative practices as they look forward to the future.

Class of 2021 Q&A | Industrial Design

As they complete their last semester, four graduating students offer their take on the RISD experience.

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.