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RISD Unbound | Art Book Fair

RISD Unbound is an event celebrating artists’ books, zines,and experimental printed matter created by RISD students and community, local artists and designers, as well as publishers, artists, designers and enthusiasts from across the region.

Virtual Table Visit with Olivia Orr, Lara Henderson and Aya Rothwell - Unbound 2021

Virtual Table Visit with Olivia Orr, Lara Henderson and Aya Rothwell. Join us for a conversation with these exhibitors and learn more about their new work. Please register here: The Zoom link will be sent out the morning of April 10. This tour will be recorded and posted on the Unbound website:

RISD Unbound | DWRI Letterpress studio tour

RISD Unbound presents a virtual tour of DWRI Letterpress in Providence, RI. Alumni Dan Wood 94 PR and Lois Harada 10 PR will talk and about their process and share some of their work.

Architecture lecture | Heterogeneous Constructions

Please join us for the first in the Heterogeneous Constructions lecture series. This event will feature a conversation between artist Marlon de Azambuja and architect and historian Jesús Vassallo, moderated by RISD Architecture faculty Aaron Forrest and Brett Schneider and Harvard GSD faculty Yasmin Vobis. The Heterogeneous Constructions series explores ideas and practices that challenge contemporary conventions around architectural materials, bringing together leading thinkers and makers from a range of disciplines. The series is funded by the RISD Architecture Design Research Seed Fund. Marlon de Azambuja was born in Porto Alegre, Brazil in 1978. He studied at the Edilson Viriato Center for Contemporary Art in Curitiba, Brazil. He currently lives and works in Madrid. Jesús Vassallo is a Spanish architect and writer, and currently an associate professor at Rice University. His work focuses on the problem of realism in architecture through the production of design and scholarship. He is the author of Seamless: Digital Collage and Dirty Realism in Contemporary Architecture (Park Books, 2016), and Epics in the Everyday: Photography, Architecture and the Problem of Realism (Park Books, 2019). His articles have been published internationally in magazines such as El Croquis, AA Files, 2G, Log, Harvard Design Magazine, Domus, or Arquitectura Viva.


Visiting artist | Ivan Puig

The Digital + Media department presents a talk by Ivan Puig (b. 1977, Mexico), whose work is precipitated by indignation and wonder and is connected by the critical perspective and humor present in his observations about society. Puig is concerned with the time-consuming collateral activities related to the professionalization of art.


RISD Careers | Fulbright info session

Interested in a cross-cultural exchange experience in which you can promote mutual understanding between people of the US and people of other countries? The Fulbright US Student Program provides grants for individually designed study/research projects for 9–12 months in over 140 countries. This remarkable opportunity is open to all disciplines and all kinds of creative projects. During their grants, Fulbrighters meet, work, live with and learn from the people of the host country. Through thoughtfully designed project activities, research and artistic practice, Fulbrighters have meaningful engagement in the community and promote mutual understanding. Enrolled seniors, fifth years and graduate students, and recent alumni (up to three years after graduating) may apply through RISD. Students may begin the application process in their junior year but cannot submit an application until the fall of their senior year. Applicants must have a bachelor degree before the start of the grant and must be a US citizen. This information session will provide you with an overview of the program and the application process, along with motivation to develop your ideas and jump in! Image Credit: Ying Bonny Cai BRDD 18 AP & Fulbright South Korea 2019–20

RISD Careers | Prep for Fine Arts Portfolio Review

Be prepared to show your artwork and connect with arts professionals at the remote Fine Arts Portfolio Review event on April 26 & 27. This is an unparalleled opportunity to build your fine arts network as you consider future exhibitions, residencies, grants, resources and more. You'll have access to gallery owners, curators, museum professionals, residencies and arts organizations and you'll want to make the most of this opportunity! Learn what should be in your portfolio, how many pieces/projects, what to say about your work, how it should be shown and what to leave behind. Hear about the essential skills of researching the organizations, introducing yourself and following up after the event. The Fine Arts Portfolio Review is for juniors, seniors and graduate students only, but all students may attend this prep session.

RISD Leads | Malene Barnett

RISD’s Center for Student Involvement and the RISD Museum welcome artist/activist Malene Barnett, an authority on the cultural traditions and practices of art in the African diaspora and how it translates into the modern Black experience. Barnett will discuss care for the self and the community.