Tues, May 21 10am +
Design Center

Sophomore Reviews

We're all so excited to see you and your work tomorrow for Sophomore Reviews!

Here is the schedule for the day (which will also be printed and posted on the door to each room) —

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Posted April 29, 2024

Browse our Fall 2024 electives

Check out our lineup of RISD GD electives slated for this fall: 9 electives and 4 workshops. These are spread out throughout the week and will accommodate many different kinds of schedules, from sophomores to degree project to thesis.

Browse the full list

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Monday, Mar 18 5pm
GD Commons

Spring Speaker Series: Iman Raad

Iman Raad is a Brooklyn-based visual artist, designer, and educator. Across his diverse work, Raad brings together a sweeping reimagining of traditional Persian art amidst the interruption of images and narratives in the internet era. Oscillating between disparate areas of knowledge, Raad references a culture indexically rooted within his thoughts. Curiosity is given a place to breathe. Images are fractured or incomplete. Moments from different art histories are filtered into a language of comfort and contented longing; a repetition of imagery and color whose intention is to keep you in a disturbed reality. Through this prism of layers and colors, Raad has found a necessary platform to touch on both the complexities and beauty of cross cultural expression today. Aside from visual art, Raad is also an internationally acknowledged graphic designer—representing the contemporary Persian design and typography movement.

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Thu, March 7 6-7:30pm
Woods-Gerry

Senior Show + Reception

IT TAKES A VILLAGE

opening reception Thursday evening
6-7:30pm

come celebrate the class of 2024
open until Tuesday, March 12

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Mon, Dec 4 6:30PM
GD Commons

Degree Project Proposal Event

Calling all Degree Project Proposals
plus PIZZA

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Posted Nov 8, 2023

Browse our Spring 2024 electives

Check out our lineup of RISD GD electives slated for this spring: 14 electives and 5 workshops! These are spread out throughout the week and will accommodate many different kinds of schedules, from sophomores to seniors to thesis.

Browse the full list

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Mon, Oct 2 5:00PM
ZOOM

Fall Speaker Series: Counter Forms

Please join us for the first talk in the RISD GD Fall Speaker Series!

Counter Forms is a platform that champions emerging, discursive, antipodean type designers. Driven by typographic research, education and advocacy, we publish original typefaces and texts towards a more accessible, diverse and equitable future. Counter Forms was made on/across/between the stolen lands of many Sovereign people including on Wurundjeri and Whadjuk lands. We acknowledge and honour Ngati Whatua and Te Kawerau a Maki. We recognise that our practices are situated on unceded land and that colonisation continues today. We seek to wrestle, reckon and confront these ongoing injustices.

Dominic Hofstede, Founder and Design Director
Vincent Chan, Founder and Type Design Director
Robert Janes, Founder and Technical Director
Sasha Wilmoth, Aboriginal Language Advisor
Wei Huang, Mastering

Zoom link will be emailed on the morning of the talk.

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Wed, Oct 25 12-1:30pm
ZOOM

Fall Speaker Series: Slavs and Tatars

Slavs and Tatars is a faction of polemics and intimacies devoted to an area east of the former Berlin Wall and west of the Great Wall of China known as Eurasia. The collective’s practice is based on three activities: exhibitions, books and lecture-performances. In addition to launching a residency and mentorship program for young professionals from their region, Slavs and Tatars opened Pickle Bar, a slavic aperitivo bar-cum-project space a few doors down from their studio in Berlin-Moabit, as well as an online merchandising store: MERCZbau.

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Thu, Nov 16 5PM
GD Commons / ZOOM

Fall Speaker Series: Mashinka Firunts Hakopian

Hakopian is an Armenian writer, artist, and researcher born in Yerevan and residing in Glendale, CA. She is an Associate Professor in Technology and Social Justice at ArtCenter College of Design. She was a 2021 visiting Mellon Professor in the Practice at Occidental College, where she co-curated the exhibition Encoding Futures: Critical Imaginaries of AI with Meldia Yesayan at Oxy Arts. Her book, The Institute for Other Intelligences, was released by X Artists’ Books in December 2022. She was the guest editor of the spring 2023 issue of Art Papers on artificial intelligence, co-edited with Sarah Higgins. With Avi Alpert and Danny Snelson, she makes up one-third of Research Service, a media collective that pursues performative and practice-based forms of scholarship.

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Wed, Sept 20 4:30pm
GD Commons

Skolos/Wedell talk

To celebrate the launch of their incredible new book Overlap/Dissolve, Nancy Skolos and Tom Wedell have staged an exhibition of their poster work in the GD Commons. They will be joined by Jennifer Liese, director of the RISD Center for Arts & Language, who edited the book, for a talk on Wednesday September 20, 4:30pm, GD Commons. Please join us for this very special event!

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Fri, May 26 9AM-5PM
ALL DC +

Degree Project Reviews

Please come celebrate the hard work of GD'23
Schedule + rooms: follow this link

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Thurs, May 25 4-6pm
DC ALL +

Degree Project Open House

Please join us Thursday late afternoon for DP 2023 Open House walkabout
See this link for room information

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Wed, May 24 1-4:30pm
Design Center

Junior Reviews 2023

Junior Reviews are an annual event at RISD GD, giving each student an opportunity to display work and share their progress in the program. It's also a moment for the department to see and assess the results of our curriculum.

Each student gets a small area (wall and table space) in the Design Center to display their work. Faculty and other guests visit students throughout the afternoon. The conversations are friendly, informal, and an opportunity for feedback and encouragement, as well as on-the-spot advising for future areas of improvement. Students: think of this review as your final unit in the Design Studio sequence, with the prompt: “How do you share your unique design voice and perspective?” You get to shape an experience for your faculty audience that reflects who you are as a designer, and what’s important to you.

Read more about how to prepare, plus times/locations

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Tues, May 23 10am-4pm
Design Center

Sophomore Reviews 2023

Sophomores Reviews end the year with each student presenting work from their sophomore courses and gaining an overview of where they are in their progress through the RISD GD program. Sophomore Reviews also give the department an opportunity to see and assess the curriculum in action.

Students receive feedback and encouragement from faculty, as well as on-the-spot advising for future areas of improvement. Students: think of this review as the final Design Studio unit for the year, with the prompt: “How do you present a year of work in 20 minutes?” You get to design an experience for your faculty audience that reflects where you are now in your education, and what you’re making.

Read more about how to prepare, plus times/locations

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Posted May 2, 2023

Browse our Fall 2023 electives

Check out our lineup of RISD GD electives slated for this fall: 12 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.

Browse the full list

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