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Making a Show from Scratch

From acting to making music, costumes and artwork, students in this year’s Theater Production Workshop are going all out to bring an original performance to life this week.

Balancing Act

Textiles sophomore Kathryn LaMontagne 18 TX recognizes the importance of balancing her studio work with a healthy social life.

Hope and the Humanities

Renowned critical theorist Gayatri Chakravorty Spivak speaks with the RISD community about globalization and the role of an aesthetic education.

Faculty Foster Global Engagement

Six faculty members are conducting research in Central and South America, Asia and Europe with the goal of developing expansive new courses reflective of global realities.

Breaking Through

A visit from photojournalist and activist Richard Ross inspires RISD students to pursue social justice projects.

Uncreative Practices

Poet and provocateur Kenneth Goldsmith 84 SC leads a cross-disciplinary discussion about questions of plagiarism and originality in art, design and higher ed.

Inspiring Scholarly Culture

Newly appointed Dean of Liberal Arts Daniel Cavicchi is fascinated with the rich interplay between studio and scholarly learning.

The Poetry of Design

Through a Literary Arts + Studies concentration in poetry, designer Josh Shiau 15 ID is better able to understand people and their needs.

Inspiring Ideas

Senior Jessy Lu 15 TX finds fodder for her studio practice in the liberal arts classes she takes as a Literary Arts + Studies concentrator.