RISD Resistance

On the first day of classes, Foundation Studies students got an inspiring welcome from Professor Gareth Jones, who delivered the keynote address at the division’s own Convocation ceremony.

 Among his observations:

“Especially in notebooks, drawing is the visible contour of thought. Art is not about description – art is about interpretation. Artists – and therefore art students – need resistance. RISD will give you resistance.

If you’d like to hear more, the Spatial Dynamics professor’s lecture is available on Vimeo in two segments: Part One and Part Two.