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Faculty stories

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.

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.

Designing with Living Systems

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