Rhode Island School of Design celebrated the inauguration of Crystal Williams as the institution’s 18th president during Inauguration Weekend (October 7–8, 2022).
The RISD community came together to explore the concept of “space” in art, design, history, pedagogy and social justice during a two-day celebration, which included the New Space(s) Inauguration Symposium, open studio tours and other public events. Watch the historic inauguration of President Williams and the symposium's opening conversation between artist and RISD Trustee Shahzia Sikander MFA ’95, architect Michael Maltzan ’85 and acclaimed television producer and RISD Trustee Ilene Chaiken ’79 about the power and potential of new spaces in art, design and entertainment.
Opening Keynote Conversation
Rhode Island School of Design
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Providence, RI 02903-2784