RISD Activism

workshop leader at New Space(s) assembling a board of goals and adjectives that describe the future of the institution

In 2020, RISD Anti-Racism Coalition (risdARC) members demanded that RISD’s history of activism and documentation of Black- and BIPOC-led movements be accessible online through the presentation of a collection of archival materials. These items, which originated from students, RISD staff and the institutional record of their respective moments, are shared in response, providing additional insights into RISD’s complex and multifaceted history as a learning institution.