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NBCCD partners with RISD to offer program on planetary kinship

NBCCD is thrilled to announce a partnership with the Rhode Island School of Design in their RISD Global programming.

This summer, Remapping Relations: Imaging Futurities with the Wabanaki Visual Arts Program will be hosted at the New Brunswick College of Craft and Design where students will learn about the theme of remapping relations as an act of planetary kinship.

The credited course, which takes place from June 15 to July 7 (tentative dates), provides students the opportunity to work with members of NBCCD’s Wabanaki Visual Arts faculty and the Wolastoqiyik people of the Wabanaki Territories as they explore the relationships between human, land, non-human, and more-than-human beings and planetary kinship for the future.

“As a class, we will interrogate the ongoing colonial matrix of power and how it has ruptured human and non-/more-than-human relations. We will also analyze, imagine, and work to seed possibilities for anticolonial, decolonial, Indigenized, multispecies, and planetary futures,” states RISD Global’s website.

RISD students, any post-secondary students, or professionals practicing in the field are welcome to apply.

The course will be worth three credits. Applications are open until April 14, 2023. A minimum of 2.5 GPA is required for all applicants.

A non-refundable deposit of $500 is required to reserve your seat. The course costs $5500 in total.

Learn more about the program at RISD Global.


Located in the heart of downtown Fredericton, the New Brunswick College of Craft and Design (NBCCD) empowers its students to achieve sustainable, creative careers in fine craft and design. 

We offer eight diploma programs, each focused on a specific field of fine craft and design; and two certificate programs—one program will expose you the foundational principles of visual art and design, the other is focused on creative entrepreneurship. 

Whether your creative goal is to start your own arts studio practice, get a job as a creative professional, or return to the classroom one day as an arts instructor in one of our programs, we give you the tools and opportunities to get there! 

Start your journey to your arts career with our Foundation Visual Arts program in Fredericton, New Brunswick; Saint John, New Brunswick; or online. 


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Nestled along the shores of the Wolastoq River, Fredericton is as much urban energy as small-town charm. NBCCD is tucked within the historic Garrison District in the downtown core, with its countless festivals and events, restaurants, shops, pubs, and cafes. Slow down with a visit to a gallery, art studio or get closer to nature in a kayak, running a trail, or just hanging out in a park.