Welcome to the Incoming Class: Somayeh Chitchian, Wendy Fok, Jonathan Grinham, Vaughn Horn, Aleksandra Jaeschke, Carolina San Miguel, Jingyi Zang
Matan Mayer was awarded a DAAD Research Grant to collaborate with the Institute for Lightweight Structures and Conceptual Design (ILEK) at the University of Stuttgart, Germany.
Matan Mayer, with a team from SEAS and HBS, will represent Harvard at the final stage of the U.S. Department of Energy Better Buildings Case Competition, to be held at the White House, Washington D.C. next month.
A collaboration between Herbert Dreiseitl LOEB'11 and Nathan King yields a permanent sculptural installation at the newly constructed Ann Arbor Municipal Center. The sculpture, designed by Herbert Dreiseitl, consists of a vertical cast bronze element and a horizontal waterway that together carry water through the site. The project explores the translation of hand sketches into digital data for robotic tooling and production. Molds for bronze and concrete castings were produced in the GSD Fabrication Laboratory using the multi-axis robotic mill.
As a continuation of ongoing DRG research, and stemming from developments realized during the course Material Processes and Systems: CeramicsLAB, Professor Martin Bechthold, Nathan King (TF), Stefano Andreani, Jose Luis Garcia del Castillo, and Aurgho Jyoti (MDesS Technolgy 2013) will guide the cluster "Ceramics 2.0" at the 2012 SmartGeometry workshops that will take place in Troy, New York from March 19-24
Nathan King will be giving invited lectures on his work on digital and robotic fabrication at the CNC Symposium at Norwich University on March 9th and at the Virginia Tech-Washington Alexandria Architecture Center on March 14th 2012
Dimitris Papanikolaou was a Presenter at the MIT Energy Night at MIT Museum (Cambridge, MA, 21 October 2011); Invited Speaker on "Product Design Innovation" at the Design Club of the MIT SLOAN School of Management (Cambridge, MA, 18 October 2011) and a Semifinalist at the MIT$100K Business Plan Elevator Pitch Contest (Cambridge, MA, 2 November 2011).
Jawn Lim is the panel chair for “Technoscientific Practices, Constructions and Imaginaries” at the 2011 Annual Meeting of The Society for the Social Studies of Science (4S) and will also presenting his paper entitled “Concept Design: Technoscientific Imaginaries from Hollywood.”
Jawn Lim was awarded the NSF Dibner Fund Travel Grant to present at the 2011 Annual Conference of the Society for the History of Technology (SHOT). His paper is entitled “Sculpting Catastrophes: Concept Design and Technoscientific Imagination of Science Fiction Cinema” and would be part of the panel “Visionaries and the Technological Imaginary."
Wanda Liebermann was awarded a National Science Foundation travel grant for the 2011 Annual Meeting of the Society for the Social Studies of Science and a 2011-2012 National Science Foundation Science and Technology Studies Doctoral Dissertation Research Improvement Grant for her work examining how the meanings of disability become materialized in the built environment.
Kristen Hunter was selected as Pension Real Estate Association (PREA) scholarship recipient. Approximately 10 scholarship recipients are selected annually on the basis of a national essay competition. The scholarships will formally be awarded on October 18, 2011 at the annual Pension Real Estate Association conference in Chicago.
Rania Ghosn and El Hadid Jazairy, DDes grads 2011 have accepted assistant professor positions at University of Michigan Ann Arbor.
Wanda Liebermann had a paper accepted at the 2011 Annual Meeting of the Society for the Social Studies of Science. Paper title, "Body Building: Architectural Narratives of Dis/ability," and panel chair, "Technology, Abilities and Disabilities"
Faye Antonia Hays was selected as an installation artist for Harvard Arts First. Her project, titled Streetglove Cinema, was an interactive built work in Harvard Yard during the event from April 28 to May 1, 2011, and included an assemblage of strings across the yard, interweaving 100 single gloves found in various places and contributed by many participants throughout the world.
Matan Mayer has been confirmed as a speaker at the forthcoming International Conference on Deconstruction and Building Material Reuse to be held at the Yale Center for Industrial Ecology in May, 2011.
Holly W. Samuelson was elected President of the International Building Performance Simulation Association-USA Boston Chapter.
Diego Ibarra was elected to the Technical Advisory Committee of the International Building Performance Simulation Association-USA Boston Chapter.
Holly W. Samuelson was selected as a presenter for the U.S. Green Building Council's GreenBuild 2011 Conference in Toronto.
Faye Antonia Hays presented a paper at MIT's Gender, Sexuality and Urban Spaces Conference of March 2011, titled "Freedom to Dwell: Gendered Aesthetics of Informal Settlements." The presentation included photographic research carried out during field studies for completion of her MSc in Urbanisation & Development at the London School of Economics. As a result her work will be featured in related publications, including a photo essay for the web journal Plurale Tantum.
Jason Rebillot has received a Penny White Award for his research proposal “Experimental Field: Urban Practice in the Rhineland”.
Jason Rebillot has been accepted to the 2011 Writing Cities Graduate Student Conference, to be held at the London School of Economics in May.