The Aggregate Architectural History Collaborative has just published its Black Lives Matter dossier, edited by Jonathan Massey and Meredith TenHoor with Sben Korsh, and featuring the work of current student Héctor Tarrido-Picart (LA and MUD '15).
Team Better Block recently received a $155,000 grant from the Knight Foundation to pursue an innovative project in Akron, Ohio. They’ll be converting excess housing stock in a Bhutanese neighborhood into boutique hostels and cultural hubs utilizing the Airbnb platform. Loeb Andrew Howard, co-founder of Team Better Block, describes the project in the LOEBlog.
While GSD students in Cambridge were enduring record snowfall, Josep Lluís Sert Council members were in sunny California touring the work of Eric Owen Moss MArch '72. On February 24th, a group of nearly twenty alumni and friends gathered at the studio of Eric Owen Moss Architects (EOMA) in Culver City for a first-hand look at Moss’s work and vision.
Riki Nishimura MAUD '03 realized that he had a curiousity about cities at a very young age. He travelled extensively as a child as a result of his family's work, and from the windows of airplanes he looked out over landscapes to imagined cities of his own design.
As part of the lecture "Expeditions in the Contemporary City," Gang focused on the post-industrial city, tall buildings, and a new definition of technology.
The surprise guest at the TED2015 conference in Vancouver this month was Theaster Gates (LF '11), whose talk will inspire both skeptics and believers in the power of design and culture to transform communities. Watch it now, or explore the entire conference schedule.
The work of two Harvard University Graduate School of Design students designing and implementing urban interventions in Cochabamba, Bolivia, were featured in the local newspaper, Los Tiempos. Michael Lee and Jessica Sevilla (both MDes '15), students in the Art, Design and the Public Domain program, are working on their theses and collaborating with the cultural institution mARTadero and the city's University of San Simon.
The Urban Theory Lab recently opened their exhibition "Operational Landscapes" at the Melbourne School of Design (MSD).
The Extreme Urbanism III studio, led by Rahul Mehrotra (professor and department chair, Urban Planning and Design), explores the intersection of critical conservation and urban planning and design. This month Loeb Fellows joined studio students and students in the MDes Critical Conservation program in Agra, India.
From a pool of 120 participating teams, two Harvard University Graduate School of Design teams made to the final four in the Urban Land Institute (ULI) Hines Competition of 2015.