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A campaign to press the Pritzker committee to retroactively include Denise Scott Brown in the 1991 prize awarded to her creative partner and husband Robert Venturi continues to pick up steam, thanks to recent attention from the New York Times, the Huffington Post and the New Yorker. The petition was started by Arielle Assouline-Lichten (MArch ’13) and Caroline James (MArch ‘14).

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The recent Putting Public Space in its Place conference brought scholars, practitioners, and activists together to discuss and debate public spaces.

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A team of Harvard GSD students was recently announced the winner of a sustainable building design competition after presenting in Nanchang University in China with four other finalists.

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Laura Gilmore’s (MUP ’13) paper "Exploring a Framework for Transportation Justice: The Case of the Green Line Extension" won second place in the APA Transportation Division Student Paper Competition.

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This spring the Carpenter Center is celebrating its 50th anniversary. The event is marked with lectures, public talks, and a new exhibition at the GSD's Loeb library.

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Admitted students were treated to a journey inside the mind of a protean designer when Thomas Heatherwick spoke at the conclusion of Open House last Friday. In his introduction, Dean Mohsen Mostafavi called Heatherwick “one of the exciting people crossing boundaries between art, architecture, engineering. Not only is his work innovative for the different scales it represents; he gives us new ways to view daily items: from a bus to a master plan.”

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The Aggregate Architectural History Collaborative—a group of thirteen architectural historians that includes associate professors Ed Eigen and Timothy Hyde—has received a Connection Grant from Canada’s Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council. The generous funding will allow the group to launch Aggregate Online in fall 2013.

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The design of technical objects often shapes their use, and can have political, social, and cultural consequences. A talk at N.Y.U. by Sara Hendren (MDesS ‘13, researcher in the Program on Art and the Public Domain and fellow at metaLAB) and Geoffrey Bowker (professor of informatics at U.C. Irvine) investigates the ways in which values become embodied in technological design and what efforts we might make to challenge maladaptive structures.

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John Hong (adjunct associate professor of architecture) will be moderating a talk by Seung H-Sang at the Architectural League of N.Y. on April 10th. Seung is one of the most important Korean architects practicing today and was featured in the GSD-published book Convergent Flux. The event is at 7:00 p.m. at Cooper Union.

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Cabinet magazine features an article by Anthony Acciavatti (MArch '09) on psychorheology, a science developed in the late 1930s to explore the psychological ramifications of tactile experience.

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