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  • Stranger than Fiction

    11/23/2015
    RISD faculty member Alexandra Anthony’s most recent film Lost in the Bewilderness earns an Odysseus Award for Best Creative Documentary.

  • Hope and the Humanities

    11/20/2015
    Renowned critical theorist Gayatri Chakravorty Spivak speaks with the RISD community about globalization and the role of an aesthetic education.  

  • Illustrator as Public Intellectual

    11/12/2015
    In delivering the keynote address at an international gathering of illustrators, Rick Poyner challenged the audience to think about what the title of the symposium really means.

  • On Point

    11/09/2015
    Visiting designer Nicholas Felton 99 GD leads a three-day workshop on data design for juniors in Graphic Design.

  • Sensible + Sensitive Solutions

    11/04/2015
    All 95 undergraduate and graduate student in Interior Architecture collaborated on this year’s five-day charette, a challenge to design a better classroom for young children with autism.

  • Photographic Memory

    11/03/2015
    Photo historian Jung Joon Lee brings a keen eye and an international perspective to her new position as an assistant professor of the History of Art and Visual Culture. 

  • And Also: Writing

    10/23/2015
    The Writing Center and Graduate Studies co-host a symposium exploring how artists and designers engage with evolving forms of writing, editing and publishing.

  • Picturing Rhythm

    10/21/2015
    New Assistant Professor of Illustration Calef Brown finds inspiration for his playful drawings in the rhythms of music and conversation.

  • Warm Welcome for RISD’s New President

    10/15/2015
    The RISD community comes together for a rousing show of support for President Rosanne Somerson 76 ID.

  • New Leaders in Architectural Education

    10/02/2015
    With the new appointment of Deborah Berke BArch 77 as dean of the Yale School of Architecture, five RISD alumni now head major schools of architecture in North America.

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In the Painting studios students and faculty pause to consider works in progress.