Global Future Lab
Ahmedabad, India 2017

RISD Global supports and strengthens faculty practices and pedagogy that focus on global topics and specific geographies.

In order to foster these crucial connections, RISD Global offers off-campus teaching opportunities that give faculty the space and flexibility to propose and lead courses in Rome and across the world.

What We've Done

Over 1350 students and 125 faculty have engaged in RISD Global off-campus travel programs and initiatives since 2016. Explore our recent programs and initiatives!

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Faculty Opportunities

Teach Wintersession

Every January during Wintersession, RISD faculty offer multi-disciplinary, off-campus travel courses. Wintersession Travel Courses are 4 to 5 week long courses led by RISD faculty that bring together RISD students from across disciplines in the exploration of a wide spectrum of topics related to art, design and global thinking.

Teach Global Summer Studies

Every summer, RISD Global offers a set of multi-disciplinary Global Summer Studies courses. These 3 week-long, 3 credit courses are led by RISD faculty and engage RISD students, as well as art and design students from other colleges, in the exploration of a wide spectrum of topics related to art, design and global thinking.

Faculty Stories

Read more about Research and Teach in RISD News:

  • Faculty Foster Global Engagement – Six faculty members are conducting research in Central and South America, Asia and Europe with the goal of developing expansive new courses reflective of global realities.
  • Fostering Global Futures – As a Global Faculty Fellow, Associate Professor Paolo Cardini is promoting pluralistic dialogue about the future through an ongoing series of international workshops.
  • Engaging with Portuguese Design – A fascinating exhibition at RISD showcases contemporary work using traditional materials and techniques and kicks off a multiyear collaboration between RISD and several organizations in Portugal.
  • Reframing African Identities – Assistant Professor of Architecture Emanuel Admassu researches how evolving notions of global art and design play out across the African diaspora.

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