Questioning Aesthetics symposium planned

RISD will be hosting a “Questioning Aesthetics” Symposium next March. A series of symposium on the same theme has taken place and will take place at different schools, inspired by the publication of the second edition of 6 volume Encyclopedia of Aesthetics published by Oxford University Press last summer. The first symposium took place at Pratt (Sept. 2014), followed by Art Research Center at UC Berkeley (March 2015) and CalArts will be hosting the third (Nov. 2015). The future symposia under discussion are in Berlin, Dublin, Buenos Aires, pending funding.

The RISD Symposium will take place in Chace Auditorium on March 11 and 12, 2016. Yuriko Saito, HPSS in Liberal Arts, and Michael Kelly, Professor of Philosophy at the University of North Carolina and Editor-in-Chief of Encyclopedia of Aesthetics, with the assistance from Patti Phillips, finalized the program, hereby attached. The Symposium is generously supported by the Provost’s office, the office of Dean of Faculty, the Division of Liberal Arts, Graduate Studies, Research Office, and Museum, as well as Transdisciplinary Aesthetics Foundation (headed by Michael Kelly). More detailed information about the speakers and the Symposium will be forthcoming.

Any questions or suggestions should be sent to Yuriko Saito (Professor, HPSS) at

Questioning Aesthetics program

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