Airport Landscape: Urban Ecologies in the Aerial Age, the exhibition curated by Charles Waldheim and Sonja Dümpelmann, has been featured in The Atlantic Cities.
Honoring the school’s growing global influence, GSD Development and Alumni Relations hosted Alumni Weekend 8,000 miles from Gund Hall, where nearly 150 alumni, faculty and friends convened in Hong Kong from September 14 through 16 for an engaging program including “The Future of the City in Global City-Regions” symposium, local architectural tours and a Grand Reception. While the bulk of participants came from the school’s vast alumni base in the region, several participants traveled from remote locales including London, Poland, Chicago, Texas and Australia, representing classes from 1970 to 2014. In an effort to meet alumni closer to home, the School opted to host this year’s event outside of Cambridge for the second year in a row.
Upon invitation by the Harvard University Graduate School of Design’s African American Student Union, Musician/Artist Kanye West came to the School on the afternoon of Sunday, November 17.
The Aggregate Architectural History Collaborative, which includes GSD professors Ed Eigen and Timothy Hyde, has launched a new digital platform at http://www.we-aggregate.org/.
Alex Krieger (professor of urban design) envisions Boston's future enhanced by a new public transit ring. He gave some advice to the new mayor in "12 plans for Mayor Walsh’s new Boston" in the Boston Sunday Globe.
The planning director and mayor of the city of Bogotá, Columbia, had a lunch discussion with the GSD community on November 7, co-sponsored by HUPO. Mayor Gustavo Petro’s visit to Harvard included a lecture titled "The Political Struggle for a Sustainable and Inclusive City."