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Power of Play

Healthy Roots doll designed by alumna Yelitsa Jean-Charles featured on Today Show segment about inclusive toys.


Continuing Ed Enrollment Skyrockets

In moving its CE classes online, RISD opens the floodgates to passionate new students from across the US and around the globe.


Decolonizing Pedagogies at RISD

Faculty, curators and librarians come together for a semester-long seminar on decolonization that builds on the institution’s commitment to advancing social equity and inclusion.


Commencement 2021 to Be Virtual

RISD announces plans to celebrate the achievements of the Class of 2021 and the Class of 2020 safely and responsibly this spring.


Community of Makers

Furniture maker and RISD alumna Annie Evelyn helps to establish equitable Crafting the Future artist collective.


Living a Creative Life

President Rosanne Somerson discusses the challenges of 2020 and the future of design education on Monocle on Design podcast.


Architecture Crits Online

Students finish the fall semester by sharing their final projects with visiting experts from around the world.


The Design of Business

President Rosanne Somerson discusses the challenges and unexpected rewards of reconstructing design education on Design Observer podcast.