GSD Talks: Cambridge Talks IX: “Inscriptions of Power; Spaces, Institutions, and Crisis”

Over two days, fostering dialogue between social scientists and spatial thinkers, an interdisciplinary gathering of scholars will explore the relationship between physical and institutional structures. How is institutional power manifested in the built environment? How does space bear the mark of bureaucratic networks, typological assumptions, lived experiences? How are different forms of power—aesthetic, political, economic, even insurgent—made manifest across boundaries and scales? The keynote lecture, at 6:30 on 4/2, is by Reinhold Martin, author of The Organizational Complex (MIT Press, 2001). Cambridge Talks is the annual conference organized by students in the PhD Program at Harvard GSD. 

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