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Symposium Explores Collapse

A three-day gathering organized by RISD’s Center for Complexity brings to light insights, mindsets and practices for productive problem solving in the wake of disaster.

Presidential Fellows Make Good

Eleven outstanding graduate students who began their studies at RISD last September share their global perspectives with the larger community.  

Donors Rally to Support RISD Students

2021–22 was among RISD’s top five years for fundraising and set a new record for volunteering and other forms of community involvement.

Ten Questions with RISD President Crystal Williams

Previously vice president and associate provost for community and inclusion at Boston University, Williams became RISD’s 18th president in April.

Expanding Pedagogical Perspectives

RISD welcomes 13 new full-time faculty members, including a second cohort of Race in Art & Design hires.

A New Year Begins

First-year students from around the globe experience the start of the 2022–23 academic year at RISD.

Jes Fan: The Artist Probing the Intersections of Biology, Identity and Creativity

Multidisciplinary artist and RISD alum Jes Fan uses fungi, bacteria and hormones to produce thought-provoking sculptures.

Restoring the Blackstone River

Associate Professor of Landscape Architecture Emily Vogler and alum José R. Menéndez are bringing communities together through the Blackstone River Commons.