This fall, the GSD collaborated with Lars Müller Publishers to release three new publications.
Theaster Gates (LF 2011) has been named inaugural winner of the Vera List Center Prize for Art and Politics at the New School. The biennial prize honors an artist who has taken risks to advance social justice. Read more on the LOEBlog.
Recent GSD alum Molly Turner (MUP ’11), has put what she learned about disaster planning to innovative use. She has worked with her employer, Airbnb, to respond to the devastation that Hurricane Sandy caused over parts of the northeast by creating an online platform for people to host Sandy victims for free.
For 40 years Gund Hall has reigned as an architectural icon of the 20th century: great bones, proudly displayed. But changes in contemporary architectural practice and education, along with the need for increased energy efficiency have argued for updating. The GSD is rising to the challenge.
Dean Mohsen Mostafavi has published 5 books in the past two years. In his writing as well as his leadership of the GSD, he is tireless in fostering engagement: between mentors and students, people in communities, the design professions with each other, and the GSD with the world. He’ll sleep later. Read Spencer Bailey’s interview with the dean for Surface.
Common Frameworks: Rethinking the Developmental City, a studio taught by Chris Lee of Serie Architects, is part of a three-year research project to rethink the development of the megaplot through understanding what a city holds common: its housing.
GSD alums Hans Baumann (MLA ’11) and Aidan Acker (MLA ’11) have been working on a project, Tracing the Digital/Physical, that has now been featured at the Prix Ars Electronica [the next idea].
Jenny French (MArch ’11) visited 15 unbuilt visionary architecture projects around the world for the Julia A. Appleton Traveling Fellowship. The exhibit based on her inquiry, “Representation’s Ghost,” is on display in Gund through January 28. In other exciting news, French was shortlisted for the 2013 MOMA PS1 Young Architects Program. Results of the competition are expected early next year.
The 2012 RIBA Stirling prize went to a dark horse this year: the Sainsbury Lab designed by Stanton Williams. Hanif Kara’s (lecturer in creative engineering) structural and civil engineering firm AKT II shared the accolades.
Krzysztof Wodiczko (professor in residence of art, design and the public domain) has animated the statue of Abraham Lincoln in NYC with the stories of contemporary veterans for “Abraham Lincoln: War Veteran Projection.” The Wall Street Journal has the story.