RISD Anti-Racism Coalition (risdARC) is dedicated to combating our institution’s prolonged history of anti-Blackness, marginalization, and discrimination along with the intersections of global systems of oppression affecting our community. We support and advocate for the needs of all students of color regardless of ethnicity, race, disability, gender, or sexuality.

Response of Furniture Department

June 30 2020

Written By:
Christopher Specce, Department Head

Sent to:
RISD & Race Forum Speakers

I am Christopher Specce, the new department head in the Department of Furniture Design. I apologize if there were others who should have been included in this email, please share this with them.

My colleagues and I either attended the original meeting you and your fellow students and alumni convened on June 16 or viewed the recording. We were moved by the event and we thank you for the opportunity to hear everyone. On behalf of my department, I have attached our response to this email. The issues raised in the forum are systemic and deep-seated, and so I know what is contained in our response is not a solution, but merely a step forward. Please feel free to get in touch with me for any reason.


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