Read the stories listed below and see how the Center for Community Partnerships impacts the work that students, faculty and staff do across the institution, in Providence and beyond.
In Monumental Publics, students interrogated Providence’s history before turning to public spaces and monuments in Boston.
Students in the spring studio Be the Change used design as a way to inform, enlighten and educate.
The once-vibrant, multiracial Providence community was razed in the 1800s to make room for the railroad and the Rhode Island State House.
Grad students Claudia Peck, Priyata Bosamia and Shivani Pinapotu gain hands-on experience working with museum staff.
Current students Jacob Sussman and Valerie Mirra discuss the impact of the lab’s founding principles on their creative practices.
Many Hands, Many Voices: Textile Histories and Entanglements, taught by RISD Museum curator Kate Irvin, highlights marginalized makers of the past.
Project Open Door students are back on campus this summer, trying their hands at everything from textiles to toy design in long-running RISD program.
Graduate students in Interior Architecture present visions for transforming Rhode Island’s State House and the surrounding grounds into a welcoming public space.
RISD’s Continuing Education division partners with multiple nonprofits to support BIPOC youth interested in pursuing careers in art and design.
RISD Interior Architecture students propose innovative designs for adding pedestrian and cycling lanes to the suspension bridge connecting Newport and Jamestown, RI.
Grad students in Interior Architecture propose new uses for a long-vacated former bank building in downtown Providence.
Five affordable, net-zero homes designed in a RISD studio are being built in Providence’s Olneyville neighborhood.