v.1 is RISD’s graduate student–led publication. Conceived, edited, designed, and distributed via the graduate course “Making v.1,” with contributions from the entire graduate community, its form and content change from year to year (always being “volume 1”).

v.1 is an interdisciplinary community of conversation that surfaces and documents ideas, themes, discussions, debates, work, and aspirations of graduate study while they are still fresh. A representative, open, and generous window into our practices, v.1 also contributes to the wider public discourse around art and design.

v.1 accepts submissions on a rolling basis and publishes—in print, online, and live—incrementally, when the time is right. Send your (ideas for) essays, sketches, reviews, videos, poems, photographs, soapbox speeches, interviews, documentation, podcasts, satire, diagrams, commentary, stories, overheard quotes, and all manner of filtered or unfiltered, finished or unfinished thoughts to v1@risd.edu.

The views and opinions expressed in v.1 are those of the individual contributors and do not necessarily reflect the official policy or position of Rhode Island School of Design.