Announcements + Updates

Call for Nominations, Honorary Degree Recipients 2018

The 2019 Honorary Degree Committee invite faculty members to submit nominations for the Honorary Doctor of Fine Arts degrees to be presented at Commencement 2019. The honorary doctorate is the highest academic honor awarded by the Rhode Island School of Design. Recipients join a roster of extraordinary individuals who inspire and sustain our learning community […]

Sittenfeld Sisters Working Hard

Josephine Sittenfeld (Critic, History of Art + Visual Culture) was recently featured in an article written by her sister, the novelist Curtis Sittenfeld. The Hardest Working Women We Know follows their joint project to examine the questions; Who are the hardest working women around us, and how are they doing it, both emotionally and logistically? What motivates […]

RISD Coat Closet

Student Affairs  would like to inform faculty of the RISD Coat Closet scheme where coats are available free of charge to any student in need of warm outerwear. Thanks to donations from community members and contributions from RISD Flips, the RISD Coat Closet has been established to provide free outerwear to students who otherwise may […]

Call for SEI Action Plan Course Proposals AY2018-2019

Call for Course Proposals for AY 18/19 – SEI Action Plan In response to the SEI Action Plan, section IV.2 New Courses Relevant to Social Equity and Inclusion, Academic Affairs seeks proposals for additional courses to be offered in academic year 2018-19 in the following areas of emphasis: Community engagement/engaged scholarship/service learning – course proposals should […]

Hermann Lectures on Peace-building in Colombo, Sri Lanka

Elizabeth Hermann (Professor, Landscape Architecture) lectured in Colombo, Sri Lanka on, The Arts in Conflict Transformation and Peace-Building: Sri Lanka and Colombia. The talk is part of her sabbatical writing on psychological states and creativity in times of conflict and terror, and the role creative practices can play in post-conflict societies. It is also part […]

‘A Sketchbook as a Diary’ by Jarno Kettunen

  Jarno Kettunen (Critic, Apparel Design) has recently published a new book entitled, A Sketchbook as a Diary, published by Belgian art book and calendar publisher Stockmans as a limited edition of 512 copies. The sketchbook is a 2018 artist notebook/calendar with selected works of Kettunen’s decade long career as a fashion illustrator — including backstage illustrations […]

Brewer Invited to 2018 CSA Scholars’ Roundtable

Laurie Brewer (Associate Curator, Apparel Design) was recently invited to participate in the Costume Society of America (CSA) Scholars’ Roundtable, which recognizes those who exemplify high standards in costume scholarship and charges them with leading a National Symposium event that stimulates consideration and discussion of an issue pertaining to costume scholarship. The Scholars’ Roundtable was […]

Borgatti Presents Paper on Research in Nigeria

Jean Borgatti (Assistant Professor, History of Art + Visual Culture) recently presented a paper at the 2017 African Studies Conference held in Chicago. The paper focused on the history and sources memorial masquerades of Edo-speaking people living in Nigeria, Tall Ghosts, that returned annually to dance with their living kin and affirmed community solidarity and […]

Elyashiv Solo Exhibition at Galerie Marzee

Noam Elyashiv (Critic, Jewelry + Metalsmithing) currently has a solo exhibition on display at Galerie Marzee (Lage Markt 3, Nijmegan). The exhibition is entitled, Conversation, and will run through to 10th January 2018. The exhibition explores the transition of two-dimensional shapes into objects that are situated on the body; the formal gestures that occur in […]

Event: RISD X Miami, 12/07/17

President Rosanne Somerson 76 ID and the RISD host committee John Cheim 77 PT and Howard Read 76 PH, Anthony Grant 80 IL, Diego and Gisela Lowenstein and Tavares Strachan 03 GL invite you to a special reception to celebrate RISD alumni showing during Miami Art and Design Week. Meet alumni, faculty and friends, learn […]