For the first time this fall, a select group of undergraduates will take classes at the GSD as part of a new architectural studies track.
In the early 20th Century, the founder of the Bata Shoe Company combined American methods of factory management with the European ethic of communalism to realize a vision of more efficient working and living conditions. Victor Sanz (MAUD '11) begins his odyssey to visit the global network of Bata towns with a GSD Druker Traveling Fellowship, and shares notes of his travels with the Canadian journal On Site Review 27 and with us.
Daniel Ibañez (MDesS ‘12, DDesS candidate) and Fadi Masoud (MLA II ' 12) have been accepted to present their paper, Topo-logics in the Mediterranean Basin: Exploring potentials of topography as infrastructure and resource for new urban metabolisms, at the Med.Net.EU conference in Italy.
NPR's Susan Stamberg traveled to France and Washington, D.C., to experience Andy the installations by Andy Cao (LF '11) and Xavier Perrot at Beauvais and Dumbarton Oaks. Listen to her report on Morning Edition or read the transcript.
Dongsei Kim (MDesS '12) in Urbanism, Landscape, Ecology, has won an Honorable Mention in the National Geographic Award in Mapping for "The Demilitarized Zone: Redrawing the 151 mile border between North and South Korea."
On June 11-12, the GSD was home to a United Nations Expert Group Meeting (EGM) entitled “Women’s Economic Empowerment: A Critical Element for Prosperous Cities.” The global gathering, hosted by Assistant Professor of Urban Planning Michael Hooper, brought together key urban policymakers and the leadership of grassroots women’s organizations to forge a policy platform for addressing women’s economic empowerment in cities.
The theory section of the Buenos Aires-based PLOT magazine featured the South America Project (SAP) in its most recent issue. The magazine presents an overview of the SAP conference held at the GSD last October, and highlights the work in progress of the research network.
Three recent GSD graduates, Anthony Acciavatti (MArch '09), Justin Fowler (MArch '10) and Dan Handel (MArch '10), have won a Graham Foundation grant to develop a new magazine on American architecture and urbanism. Manifest: A Journal of American Architecture and Urbanism seeks to ask questions and initiate discussion about the state of American architecture in both cities and outlying areas.
Nader Tehrani (MAUD '91) and Dan Gallagher (MArch '91) have received 12 awards for the restoration, rehabilitation and adaptive reuse of the Hinman Research Building
Oyler Wu Collaborative, the LA-based architecture firm of Jenny Wu (MArch '01) and Dwayne Oyler (MArch '01), unveil their architectural installation entitled Screenplay at the LA Convention Center on June 22.