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Echoes of Jim Crow

An interactive on-campus exhibition brings to life the civil rights movement and ongoing struggle against racism and segregation in the US.

RISD Announces Preparations for Fall 2021

As COVID-19 vaccinations roll out, RISD leadership takes a two-pronged approach to planning the coming academic year.

Virgil Abloh, Shepard Fairey to be Honored at RISD Commencement

Women’s Wear Daily reports on plans for this year’s ceremony, which will include a virtual keynote address by Virgil Abloh.

Designing with Living Systems

New Assistant Professor Katia Zolotovsky shares her passion for biodesign with RISD students.

Class of 2021 Q&A | Textiles

Four graduating seniors discuss how the pandemic influenced their RISD experience and fueled their very personal degree projects.

Virtual Design Portfolio Review Delivers 

Hundreds of RISD students share their portfolios online with eager design firm reps from across the country.

Designers Rise to NASA Challenges

Students in the recently launched RISD Space Design club are working on getting three separate projects into outer space.

Celebrating Founders Day

The RISD community wraps up a month-long series of events honoring Helen Adelia Rowe Metcalf.