Activism 2020-Present

Content warning: language, racism, violence

Posters, pop-up public art, produced videos, information sessions and lists of public demands show a direct response to the ongoing Black Lives Matter movement and racial and social equity protests rising up throughout the US and across the globe. There is acknowledgement of current systems within art, education and community that perpetuate white supremacy.

RISD initiatives

An anti-racist action plan that built upon the 2017 SEI Action Plan was launched. This includes a cluster hire of 10 new faculty and the establishment of the Office of Institutional Discrimination among many other initiatives. An institutional accountability page on was launched to provide the community with regular updates on progress made.