Tracing the Roots of Universal Design

Students in a research seminar led by Associate Professor Eric Anderson analyze groundbreaking home design projects headed up by late Industrial Design faculty member Marc Harrison.

Jazz, Gender and Social Justice

SEI Research Fellow Nichole Rustin engages RISD students in contemporary political questions and develops their skills as liberal arts scholars.

Finding Hope in the Face of Climate Change

RISD’s Liberal Arts division welcomes sponsors of creative writing contest Imagine 2200: Climate Fiction for Future Ancestors.

Five Questions: Christopher Roberts 

A brief interview with one of RISD’s recently hired Schiller Family Assistant Professors in Race in Art and Design.

Cultivating a Global Perspective

Liberal Arts faculty members reflect on the inaugural years of RISD’s Global Arts and Cultures MA program.

Legacies of the Slave Trade

SEI Research Fellow Christopher Roberts examines Providence’s historical connections to slavery and colonialism and their impact on the present day.

A World without America

Visiting artist Dread Scott shares his vision for change with RISD students.

Cultural Immersion

Students in three Wintersession travel courses learn through hands-on work with local artisans in Mexico.

Art Moves

In a new book capping years of research, art historian Pascale Rihouet probes the meaning of materials in Renaissance processions.