The RISD Writing Center began this academic year with a new brochure. Designed by Max Ackerman (BFA GD ’11), it features on its cover an installation by Jason Huff (MFA DM ’11) that inspired us because it embodies one of our core beliefs—that writing can be a generative force in the making of art and design. (Jason turned his studio into a black box and spent two days and nights in it fasting. On the first day he cleared his thoughts through meditation; on the second day he wrote five hundred descriptions of “every piece I may make someday.” A bell rang approximately every three minutes to keep things on track.)
This brochure, which is full of quotes from RISD students about what writing means to them, text-based student art, and an overview of how writing is practiced at RISD in and out of the curriculum, suggested that the Writing Center just needed a blog. Today, almost a year later, thanks to technical support from Erica Morse (BFA GD ’12 and editor of the amazing All-Nighter), we finally launch that blog.
Stay tuned for posts on all sorts of art + design + writing events, news, workshops, happenings, and more.