On a sunny day in late November, a group of adventuresome RISD students caught a ferry to a remote island off the coast of Cape Town, South Africa used as a prison during the days of Dutch colonial rule – visiting Robben Island to pay tribute to one of the world’s most iconic civil rights leaders.
Six faculty members win 2050 Fund grants to pursue exciting new initiatives this fall.
This fall RISD will launch a new concentration in Nature-Culture-Sustainability Studies (NCSS).
At the final presentation in RISD’s 2013–14 Mapping Learning series on March 11, technology historian Cathy N.
When researching the history of the New England slave trade, students enrolled in a RISD course Dialogue Across the Diaspora made a perplexing discovery.
On February 6 the artists and writers invited to participate in Show Tell/Tell Show, a half-day event co-sponsored by RISD’s Academic Commons Program and the Writing Center, expanded on the notion of ekphrasis (from the Greek prefix ek, meaning “out of” and phrasis, meaning “speech” or “expression”).
Poet and furniture designer William Lenard 14 FD once wanted to be the next David Wiesner 78 IL, the well-known picture book author and three-time Caldecott Medal winner.
Chicago native Claire Niederberger 14 GD says that when she first came to RISD, she was planning to major in Sculpture.
In the following interview,Associate Professor of Poetry + PoeticsMairéad Byrne speaks with Providence-based writer, editor and poetAmy Pickworth about the popularcouscous poetry, music and performance series she has been running since 2008 in various locations, but most recently at AS220 in downtown Providence.