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Closing the Healthcare Gap

RISD’s Center for Complexity designs a suite of solutions intended to advance health equity and reduce adverse medical outcomes for patients of color.

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.

Indigenous Landscapes

Husband-and-wife educators endawnis Spears and Cassius Spears, Jr. kick off the Liberal Arts division’s spring lecture series.

Expanded Support for First-Generation Students

New RISD First-Generation to College Pre-Orientation Program will offer a multifaceted experience for incoming students.​

​Breaking with Convention

SEI Faculty Fellow Ernest A. Bryant III challenges students to find new meaning in the images that surround all of us.

Recasting the Dutch Golden Age

SEI Fellow Jane’a Johnson studies violence, visual culture and how race is reflected in archives and museums.

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.

Art Installation or National Landmark?

Interior Architecture students debate the fate of Civil Rights leader Rosa Parks’ former home in Detroit.

What Was Lost, What Was Stolen

Visiting artist Dionne Lee questions the makers and motives behind historical American landscape photography.