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Timothy Hyde (associate professor of architecture) has produced a new book, Constitutional Modernism: Architecture and Civil Society in Cuba, 1933-1959, which examines the complex entanglements between architecture, planning, and law in the Cuban Republic. The announcement is accompanied by a lecture at the Center for Latin American Studies on February 27th and an exhibit of source materials at the Frances Loeb Library.

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The architect is no longer an organizer of matter and space, but a designer of systems with multi-layered components and complex relationships. Sanford Kwinter (co-director MDesS and professor of architectural theory and criticism), Panagiotis Michalatos (assistant professor of architectural technology) and Ingeborg Rocker (associate professor of architecture) were at Carnegie Mellon University February 8 and 9 to speak about the the profession's new identity and call to arms at [En]Coding Architecture 2013.

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What does it mean to be "at home" in a context where land and space are both limited and contentious?  Some answers may lie in a new publication released by Melany Sun-Min Park (MDesS ’14): HOME + BOUND: Narratives of Domesticity in Singapore and Beyond, co-edited with Lilian Chee.

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Ceramic innovations by Ingeborg M. Rocker’s (associate professor of architecture) seminar “On the Bri(n)ck” are on display at TRANS/hitos 2013 Exhibition of Architecture and Interior Design in Ceramics in Spain.

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The gigantic pop-up city established for the Hindu festival Kumbh Mela is the perfect crucible for interdisciplinary research. This January 8 faculty and 20 students from the GSD and other Harvard schools are traveling to northern India for fieldwork for the project “Mapping Kumbh Mela.” The initiative is co-led by Rahul Mehrotra (chair of the department of urban design and planning) and Diana Eck (affiliated professor to UPD) with the South Asia Initiative, FAS, HBS and SPH.

Read "Mapping the Kumbh Mela" in the Times of India.

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