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 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.
Neal Morris's (LF '10) office sits squarely in the middle of a historically African American neighborhood and shopping district undergoing an urban renaissance in New Orleans. So he was perfectly situated to get himself drawn into the middle of a project that nods to an important moment in musical history by securing the future of orchestral jazz culture in the city. He tells the story in the LOEBlog.