With a thematic focus in each issue, RISD’s art and design magazine is designed to keep readers inspired and informed about the people, projects and passions that make our creative community so extraordinary. RISD XYZ covers a range of issues of interest to creatively engaged readers and encourages alumni to contribute to making each issue visually rich and engaging.
spring/summer 2020 // rooted
People often find both strength and solace in drawing on their ancestral and cultural roots, especially in times of great disruption—like the one the entire world is experiencing now.
This issue features stories and personal reflections from:
• a multidisciplinary artist who grew up crossing the US/Mexico border daily and decades later is still actively advocating for migrant rights;
• an accomplished Native American artist who has returned to the reservation where she grew up to raise her own daughter;
• a photographer who grew up in Alaska and now feels a perpetual pull to document life in remote regions of the far North;
• a first-generation American eager to pursue Fulbright-funded research in his parents’ home country of Benin
You’ll also find news and info from many other students, alumni and faculty who share how the pandemic has impacted their lives, work, priorities and aspirations.
See previous issues of the magazine
RISD XYZ first surfaced in spring 2010 and is published twice a year. You can find previous issues online or request a copy of a specific printed edition by emailing email@example.com.
Keep informed through XYZmail, our monthly newsletter
RISD also sends alumni and the campus community monthly issues of a digital newsletter between each print edition of the magazine, which comes out twice a year (in December and June).