Skip to main content

Half a Century of Activism

Artist and former Black Panther Party member Emory Douglas shares highlights from more than 50 years of creative resistance.

Discussing Identity + Inspiration

Students invited this year’s MLK honoree Emory Douglas to lead an open critique of the student-curated -ISMS exhibition.

Mixing It Up During Wintersession

Sculpture grad students Makia Sharp MFA 17 SC and Ellie Tomlinson MFA 17 SC are co-teaching a Wintersession course called Intersecting Dimensions.

We the People Have Much to Say

Artist/activist Shepard Fairey 92 IL worked with The Amplifier Foundation to share a message of inclusivity at the 2017 US presidential inauguration.

Standing Up for Equal Rights

Textiles faculty member Gina Gregorio 92 TX creates wearables with a message for the Women’s March on Washington.

Disarming Conversation in Santa Fe

Designer Yuki Murata MID 02 hopes to make the city she calls home a hub for design-centered problem solving addressing global issues such as nuclear proliferation.

Good Vibe @MLK Day of Service

Students, faculty and staff members volunteer in record numbers for RISD's MLK Day of Service 2017.

Overcoming Obstacles

Cyclo-cross enthusiasts David Kessler 18 ID, Lizzie Wright 18 ID and Marcus Peabody MFA 19 GD devote most weekends to bicycle racing.

Interrogating the Technoscape

Digital + Media grad students are teaching a trio of Wintersession studios they conceived of themselves to explore how technology shapes – and is shaped by – history and culture.