Archinect - News 2017-08-21T20:00:09-04:00 The Best Commencement Speeches, Ever Paul Petrunia 2014-05-20T18:44:00-04:00 >2014-05-28T19:59:50-04:00 <img src="" width="650" height="484" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Just in time for graduation, <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">NPR has hand-picked 300 of the best commencement speeches</a>, searchable by name, school, date or theme.</p> Michael Rotondi's 2012 SCI-Arc Commencement Speech Archinect 2012-09-20T17:30:00-04:00 >2012-09-25T18:55:42-04:00 <img src="" width="650" height="433" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p> Thanks to <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Michael Rotondi</a> for providing us with the transcript from his '12 <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">SCI-Arc</a> commencement speech, and thanks to <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Orhan</a> for bringing it to our attention.</p> <p> ---</p> <p> <strong>Now and Then<br> The Upside of Evolution</strong></p> <p> Good afternoon everyone &ndash;<br> My name is Michael Rotondi aka Roto<br> Parents,&nbsp; relatives, friends, my colleagues, Director Moss, Board of Trustees, and especially</p> <p> <strong>all you in the Class of 2012 _ The 40th Graduating Class of SCI-Arc, congratulations</strong></p> <p> I represent the first Graduating Class___1973&hellip;&hellip;&hellip;there were ten of us, all top 10.<br> I have been a part of SCI-Arc for 40 years, in every capacity.<br> A Student, a Teacher,&nbsp; a Director,&nbsp; a Trustee, and most importantly, a member of the Family.</p> <p> Throughout, I&rsquo;ve been a witness to a form of Creation Itself.<br> A collective organism, conceived at the epicenter,<br> where the counter productive force of Anger<br> transforms into the generative power of Creativity.<br> Although it began as a revolution, SCI-Arc was a Love Child.</p> <p> I am often asked &ndash;<br> How...</p> Pritzker Winner Wang Shu Confirmed as RISD's 2012 Commencement Speaker Alexander Walter 2012-03-07T14:04:00-05:00 >2012-03-07T14:24:53-05:00 <img src="" width="200" height="150" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>On Saturday, June 2 at 1:30PM, 197 graduate and 448 undergraduate students from Rhode Island School of Design (RISD) will receive their diplomas during RISD&rsquo;s 2012 Commencement celebration.</p></em><br /><br /><p> <em>At the ceremony, RISD will present honorary Doctor of Fine Arts degrees on to several special guests at its 2012 Commencement ceremony. The honorary degree recipients who are being recognized for creating groundbreaking work and making a profound impact on contemporary culture are: architect and professor Wang Shu, who will also deliver the keynote address; writer-activist Rebecca Solnit; and the directors and producer of the Japanese film animation house Studio Ghibli &ndash; Hayao Miyazaki, Isao Takahata and Toshio Suzuki, respectively, with Suzuki accepting the award on behalf of the studio.</em></p>