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.
Associate Professor of Landscape Architecture Emily Vogler and alum José R. Menéndez are bringing communities together through the Blackstone River Commons.
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.
Students examine a local island habitat through the lenses of environmental justice and Indigenous perspectives.
A spring studio offered through RISD’s Center for Complexity offers fresh ideas for Rhode Island’s harm reduction center pilot 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 Architecture students participating in the Envision Resilience Challenge draw up radical plans in response to projected sea-level rise in Warren, RI.
Landscape Architecture students develop environmentally just proposals for managing sea-level rise in the Narragansett Bay as part of the Envision Resilience Challenge.
RISD’s Center for Complexity uses the studio process of inquiry, iteration and innovation to envision novel solutions to the nationwide problem.
Adam Chuong, Lois Harada, Jazzmen Lee-Johnson and Mariana Ramos Ortiz are among the recipients of inaugural project grants from Interlace Grant Fund.
ECO RI raves about RISD’s Edna W. Lawrence Nature Lab and the cross-disciplinary research it affords.
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.
In keeping with RISD’s strategic plan, this summer’s 10 Maharam fellows use their design skills to promote social justice and sustainability.
An interactive on-campus exhibition brings to life the civil rights movement and ongoing struggle against racism and segregation in the US.
Winning 2020 proposals for RISD Museum installations on hold since last March are finally coming to fruition.
Continuing Education partners with Rhode Island Department of Education to offer free online art and design classes to underserved youth.
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.