Announcements + Updates

RISD Global: Grants & Fellowships

RISD Global Faculty Fellowship RISD Global + Academic Affairs invites interested RISD faculty to apply for the RISD Global Faculty Fellowship in AY2018-2019 to explore global issues facing our world. Fellows should be committed to research and practices that seek to critically engage how artists, designers, cultural producers and scholars can respond to, or comment […]

RISD Global: Off-campus Teaching Opportunities

Global Summer Studies 2018 Every summer, RISD Global offers a multi-disciplinary set of Global Summer Studies (GSS) programs that engage RISD students, as well as non-RISD students and professionals, in the exploration of a wide spectrum of topics related to art, design and global thinking under the leadership of RISD faculty. In summer 2017, RISD […]

Appointments: Dean of Liberal Arts, Dean of Experimental and Foundation Studies

Academic Affairs is pleased to announce that Damian White has been appointed the new Dean of Liberal Arts, and Joanne Stryker will continue as the Dean of Experimental & Foundation Studies from 1st July 2017.   Professor Damian White Damian White is a sociologist and political theorist with teaching and research interests in the sociology […]

Zlotsky Show, BTW, at Markel Fine Arts

Deborah Zlotsky (Associate Professor, Experimental and Foundation Studies) has a new solo exhibition current on show at Kathryn Markel Fine Arts (529 W. 20th St, New York). Zlotsky’s new exhibition, BTW, features a new series of abstract paintings inspired by a chance encounter with a striped bed sheet from the 1970s. The exhibition is on display now and […]

Saito delivers a talk at The University of Tokyo

Yuriko Saito (Professor, History, Philosophy + the Social Sciences)  was recently invited to speak at a symposium on The Aesthetics of Perfection and Imperfection held at The University of Tokyo. Saito’s presentation was entitled, The Role of Imperfection in Everyday Aesthetics, it explored the aesthetic, moral, social, political, and environmental value of developing a positive aesthetic […]

Subotnick’s Films Screened Worldwide

Steven Subotnick (Critic, Film Animation Video) will have his film, Dandelion, presented by the Pompidou Centre in Paris, in their Mon Oeil web series, which seeks to present contemporary art to children. Subotnick’s other upcoming screenings include Strange Fish in the Animafest Zagreb in Croatia this coming June, and Little Girl at the Anima Mundi Festival, […]

Event: 05/19: The Salesman, 05/20: A Girls Walks Home Alone

The Seventh Art Stand is an act of cinematic solidarity against Islamophobia. In May 2017, participating institutions across the US will show films by filmmakers from the countries affected by the proposed travel ban. With two days of programming, the Rhode Island School of Design joins Dorcas International to engage the intersection of film and […]

Goldbard Appointed AICAD Post-Graduate Teaching Fellow

Academic Affairs is pleased to announce that Adela Goldbard has been appointed as the AICAD Post-Graduate Teaching Fellow for 2017-2018. Adela lives and works in Chicago and Mexico City. Goldbard is an artist and filmmaker who believes in the potential of art to generate critical thinking and social transformation. With her work she questions the […]

Skolos and Wedell Featured in Communication Arts

Nancy Skolos (Dean, Architecture + Design) and Tom Wedell (Senior Critic, Graphic Design) were recently profiled in Communication Arts. The interview focused on how their work at RISD was incorporated into their private practice and how their designs are constructed both in terms of 2D and 3D layering and the selection of type. In addition to […]