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Maharam Fellows Make a Difference

RISD students and recent grads are using design thinking skills to support positive change in Africa, Asia and North and South America.

Stacked and Altered

Artist Jared Bark challenges viewers to question their relationship with books in an ongoing exhibition in RISD’s Fleet Library.

Deep Dive into Block Island Ecology

Students examine a local island habitat through the lenses of environmental justice and Indigenous perspectives.

New RISD MFAs Show in NYC

Recent Photography and Ceramics graduate students present historically grounded work at Microscope Gallery in Chelsea and Sculpture Space in Long Island City.

More Than a Bridge

Michael Maltzan’s 6th Street Viaduct addresses mistakes of LA’s past.

Record Number of RISD Fulbrights

Seven artists and designers will advance cross-cultural dialogue across Europe and Asia during the 2022–23 academic year.  

RISD Global Flies Again

Students are exploring European cultural and design traditions this summer in Denmark, France, Italy and the Azores.

Crystal Williams on Toni Morrison’s Memo

RISD’s president reflects on “Toni Morrison’s Memo on Angela Davis” and the author’s advocacy for Black creatives.