The process is really important, not the product. Sometimes you have successes, but most often you don’t. If you don’t love the process, you’re not going to do it very long, and if you don’t do it very long, your chances of changing the world are going to be pretty slim. You always have to be looking for new perspectives, new vantage points.

NYU News spent a late spring day lakeside in Central Park with Stephen Duncombe, NYU professor in the Gallatin and Steinhardt Schools,  co-founder and research director of the Center for Artistic Activism, and author of The Activist Angler, a new book about the unexpected parallels between his COVID-era hobby and his life’s work.