Wang Shu, one of China's leading architects and the recipient of the 2012 Pritzker Architecture Prize, will deliver the keynote address at Rhode Island School of Design's 2012 Commencement. At the ceremony, RISD will present honorary Doctor of Fine Arts degrees on to several special guests.
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; writer-activist Rebecca Solnit; and the directors and producer of the Japanese film animation house Studio Ghibli - Hayao Miyazaki, Isao Takahata and Toshio Suzuki, respectively, with Suzuki accepting the award on behalf of the studio.
Commencement will take place on Saturday, June 2 at 1:30PM. For the second year in recent history, the ceremony will take place at the Rhode Island Convention Center in downtown Providence, adjacent to the space that houses the annual RISD Graduate Thesis Exhibition.