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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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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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Harvard recently announced the finalists in the inaugural Deans’ Cultural Entrepreneurship Challenge, and GSD teams are well represented with an array of innovative ideas. The Challenge was created to support students’ exploration of entrepreneurship that sustains the arts and enhances their cultural impact.

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