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Five Alums Join RI Design Hall of Fame

Local designers and longtime RISD faculty members to be honored by DesignxRI for their leadership and contributions to the industry.

RISD Welcomes New Hires Focused on Race and Decolonization

Full-time faculty members to join RISD in fall 2021 as a result of the “Race in Art & Design” cluster hire initiative.

Kicking Off a New Year at RISD

The fall 2021 semester gets underway with student move-in, orientation activities and an inspiring livestreamed Convocation event.

Redesigning Society After COVID

RISD’s Center for Complexity reports on its second entirely virtual, pandemic-related summer symposium.

Fulbright Fellows on the Move

RISD alums Sabina Kariat, Jessina Leonard and Masha Ryskin will conduct research in Turkey, Germany and Israel during the 2021/22 academic year.

RISD-Hyundai Partnership Explores Adaptive Ecologies

A multidisciplinary team builds on research conducted in the spring linking advanced technologies, public environments and personal experience.

New-School Old World

RISD Global offers two virtual summer studios focused on the cultures and design traditions of Denmark and Italy. 

Culture, Cuisine and Connection

The final installment of RISD’s African Food and Culture series focuses on the African Alliance of Rhode Island’s newly expanded Bami Farm.

Colorful Rug Collaboration Made Possible by RISD Professors and Artists

Architectural Digest reflects on how some of the institution’s best and brightest faculty members came together in the midst of the pandemic to work on the collection.