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Gonda Fund for Social Justice

The Tomás Gonda Fund will be awarded to up to 15 Graphic Design students per semester who are working on projects with social justice themes within any GD studio class (including ISPs and CSPs). Awardees will receive $250–$500 depending on number of applicants.

You may apply for this semester’s funding immediately. To apply, please gather:

  1. Images of the work being submitted (can be work-in-progress, process, renderings, proposal, research, etc), from any Fall 2021 GD class
  2. A written project description
  3. A written statement about how/why the project falls under the umbrella of social justice, and why this is important to you

Submit here by November 22, 2021.

Projects will be reviewed by RISD GD faculty and funding will be awarded before the end of the semester

Watch the recording of Alice Grandoit, Isabel Flower, and Nu Goteh lecture on Deem Journal from the Fall 2021 Speaker Series

Registration begins Nov 15, 2021

Announcing our Spring 2022 electives 🌱

This spring, RISD GD offers an incredible line-up: 14 electives and 5 workshops! These are spread out throughout the week and will accommodate many different kinds of schedules, from sophomores to degree project to thesis.

Read all of the course descriptions sorted by day.

Registration begins on Monday, Nov. 15. Offered for the very first time are new electives like Shiraz Gallab’s “Gathering: Language, Form, and Process,” John Caserta’s “Design and Politics,” (a graduate-level course), and a UI/UX Design 4–week workshop taught by Ilhee Park (MFA 2022). If you have questions about these classes, reach out to your advisor, or directly to the instructor.

This site uses the typeface Mo & Vio Serif, designed by Mankun Guo, BFA 2022

In the above panel discussion, hear students and instructors provide background and context to their projects from the spring elective, Newly Formed. The online discussion was held on July 18, 2021, in association with the 2021 summer exhibition, ZZZZZZZZZZZ: Excavating Form Within Design Education RISD Graphic Design. See photographs of the exhibition on the gallery website.

See research projects from Anther Kiley’s spring elective, Critical Issues Studio

Below: zzz by Everett Epstein (MFA 2021), from the spring 2021 course, Newly Formed