v.1 is RISD’s student–led publication. Its form and content change from year to year (it’s always “volume 1”).

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Spring 2019

  1. From the Editors
  2. A Room without a View: Reflections on Studio Practice from a Privileged Poor Chantal Feitosa
  3. Between the BattlementsJeremy Wolin

  4. Accessing Color: Dissecting the Harvard Art Museum’s Forbes Pigment Collection Makoto Kumasaka
  5. British Club Tattoos Nasser Alzayani
  6. Making Space: Creativity and Resilience in War-Time Sri Lanka Elizabeth Dean Hermann
  7. How to Become Trans: A Proposal for the Modern-Day Gender-Agnostic Asher White
  8. Making It Up: A Conversation with Kent Kleinman Wen Zhuang
  9. “In Peace”: A Conversation with Matthew Shenoda Mays Albaik
  10. Suburbia_hours.mov Nora Mayer
  11. Negative Spaces Emily Wright
  12. Centerfold: Urgency Lab
  13. Rise Up: The Sunrise Movement Takes Root in Rhode Island Irina V. Wang
  14. After Strand Nafis White and García Sinclair
  15. Soldiers of Love? Karen Schiff
  16. Decoding GhostsMolly Hastings
  17. An Annotated Bibliography Eli Backer
  18. Jesus, Marilyn, and Britney: Relationships between Religion and Celebrity Culture Nina Yuchi
  19. The Social (Antique) Network: Empathy in the Age of Digital Antiquing Zola Anderson
  20. My Little Episodes Michael Brandes
  21. Seeking Fair Game on Hidden Fields Reilly Blum
  22. The Should Be Here Is Not Here Joss Liao
  23. Index of Agency Sophie Chien
  24. Don’t Eat the Models Barbara Stehle
  25. Hypothetical Drink Personality Test: Who Said What, and When?Eliza Chen
  26. Dear Arabic Mohammed Nassem


Fall 2018 

  1. From the Editors
  2. How to Make a Person: A Recipe Mays Albaik
  3. Providence Votes Marcus Peabody
  4. Encounters with the Codex: Redefining Forms of Publication June Yoon
  5. How to Encounter a Puddle Anny Li
  6. A Brief List of Premises from a Maker Stuck with Paper, Politics, and Performance Yasi Alipour
  7. Art Writing and the Place of the “I” Randy Kennedy
  8. Written in Stone: Lineage, Legacy, and Letterforms Irina V. Wang
  9. The Unbearable Whiteness of Being (a Graphic Designer) Tiger Dingsun
  10. Colliers/Necklaces Théïa Flynn
  11. When One Door Closes: Examining Issues of Space and Student Curation on Campus Wen Zhuang
  12. Addressing the Empty Plinth: Lessons from Gallery Shows and Public Art Jeremy Wolin
  13. Modern Usage: In Conversation with Remeike Forbes Eliza Chen and Tiger Dingsun
  14. Dangling Threads: Remaining Unclear in Capital Everett Epstein
  15. A Vagabond Viking Voyage and Midsummer Daydream Mike Fink
  16. Everything is Interdependent Angela Dufresne
  17. La Bolita Elaine Lopez
  18. Bread Day Olive B. Godlee
  19. Against the Archive Satpreet Kahlon


2017 - 2018 
  1. Birds, Bees, and Beyond: The Nature Lab Evolves
  2. Concrete Mixer Drum Solo
  3. Negative Spaces
  4. “Printer Prosthetics” at NYABF
  5. On Writing: Nader Tehrani and Katie Faulkner
  6. On Writing: Marie Law Adams and Dan Adams
  7. On Writing: Kunlé Adeyemi
  8. Connecting Food and Design
  9. Remixing Architectural Discourse
  10. Genesis : 1: Beret Shit
  11. “No voy a actuar en el mundo antes de entenderlo”: Una conversación con Alfredo Jaar
  12. “I Will Not Act in the World Before Understanding the World”: A Conversation with Alfredo Jaar
  13. Imagining Irmgard
  14. Afterwords: Bite
  15. Afterwords: Portals
  16. Afterwords: Calendar
  17. Seeking Drafts
Mark

From the Editors


“You great big huskies of the open space—” starts the letter from the editors in the November 1925 issue of The Salamander, one of RISD’s early campus publications. “You just sing and aren’t bothered by reasons and wherefores …” In that same issue, we learn of desires for a campus theater and read a fictional satire around corrupt politics. Nearly 90 years and numerous iterations of student publications later, we’re running on a similar wavelength—though corrupt politics, fictions, and satires have become fact, and we are increasingly bothered by reasons and wherefores. We might prefer a more simple address than the previous nomenclature, but here we are at the end of 2018, addressing all that comes across our paper with equal fervor:

You great, vast, varying readers of the open space—

Since its conception, v.1 has featured many faces. Its content has taken form in books, newspapers, even post-its. Every year it’s different; every time, we begin at “volume 1.” This Fall, v.1 has seen its fair share of changes—now covering both undergraduate and graduate affairs and with four student staff editors—but its mission stayed the same: to be a platform for conversations across diverse disciplines, cultures, and perspectives.

In this issue: two professors weigh in on aspects of their craft, traveling as far as Scandinavia and as near as the RISD Museum, a guest contributor speaks on art writing and the place of the self, and students reflect on politics, practice, and dogma across generations. They look back on historic manuscripts, to past projects and recent events, and forward—opening up a space for future inquiry and inclusion. This issue as a whole prefers subjective observations over objective facts, ongoing conversations over finite resolutions. Its content presents the various expressions of truth that artists and designers work within, offering critical and credible examinations of various sides of anything.

We’re grateful to the many who have found in v.1 a home for their thoughts, explorations, and questions. Much like all else, we are an ever-evolving, always-imperfect project. We invite you to experiment with us.

Editors, v.1

Mays Albaik
Tiger Dingsun
Irina V. Wang
Wen Zhuang