Harvard GSD: DDes/PhD News http://www.gsd.harvard.edu News from the Doctor of Design (DDes) and PhD Programs. Neil Brenner announces new publication http://www.gsd.harvard.edu/news/neil-brenner-announces-new-publication.html <a href="http://www.gsd.harvard.edu/#/people/neil-brenner.html">Neil Brenner</a> (professor of urban theory and director of the Urban Theory Lab) has just published a new edited volume, <em>Implosions/Explosions: Towards a Study of Planetary Urbanization</em> (Berlin: Jovis, 2014).&nbsp; Through classic and contemporary essays, including one by <a href="http://www.urbantheorylab.net/people/nikos-katsikis/">Nikos Katsikis</a> (DDes candidate &lsquo;14), the book explores the various theoretical, epistemological and political implications of Henri Lefebvre&rsquo;s claim<strong> </strong>that "society has been completely urbanized." DDes/PhD News 562863 Wed, 16 Apr 2014 14:00:00 -0400 Natalia Escobar wins with conservation poster presentation http://www.gsd.harvard.edu/news/natalia-escobar-wins-with-conservation-poster-presentation.html <p>First year PhD student Natalia Escobar&nbsp;Castrillon&nbsp;won 3rd prize for her poster presentation in the conference&nbsp;''Directions in Twenty-First Century Preservation.''&nbsp;</p> Alumni News 562808 Mon, 07 Apr 2014 14:00:00 -0400 Student team critical for Infrastructure 360 Awards http://www.gsd.harvard.edu/news/student-team-critical-for-infrastructure-360-awards.html <p>A remarkable interdisciplinary team of 12 students representing all GSD departments worked with <a href="http://www.gsd.harvard.edu/#/people/andreas-georgoulias.html">Andreas Georgoulias</a> (research director of the <a href="http://research.gsd.harvard.edu/zofnass/">Zofnass Program for Sustainable Architecture</a>) to implement the Infrastructure 360 Awards. Students in the master in design studies risk and resilience, architecture, urban design and landscape architecture programs conducted detailed project assessments to uncover the most outstanding entries.</p> Alumni News 562811 Mon, 07 Apr 2014 14:00:00 -0400 Team led by Daniel Daou wins Arquine Competition http://www.gsd.harvard.edu/news/daniel-daou-wins-arquine-competition.html A team led by Daniel Daou (DDes 15) has won the 1st place in the 16<sup>th</sup> <a href="http://www.arquine.com/concurso/concurso-arquine-no-16-umbral-de-las-americas/#inicio">Arquine International Architecture Competition</a> with the entry &ldquo;Umbral de las Am&eacute;ricas.&rdquo; Collaborators include Elizabeth A&ntilde;a&ntilde;os, Adriana Chavez (MArch II, MDesS 14), Oscar Malaspina (MAUD 13), Gabriel Morales (AA MArch 11), Nicolas Rivard (MAUD 12) and Einat Rosenkrantz (MAUD 13). Architecture News 562758 Mon, 31 Mar 2014 14:00:00 -0400 Manuel López wins second prize in Hofer competition http://www.gsd.harvard.edu/news/manuel-l-pez-wins-second-prize-in-hofer-competition.html Manuel L&oacute;pez (PhD &rsquo;18) has been awarded second prize in the Philip Hofer competition for his collection of books on 1980s Spanish architecture. Architecture News 562720 Fri, 28 Mar 2014 14:00:00 -0400 Students launch Very Vary Veri journal http://www.gsd.harvard.edu/news/students-launch-very-vary-veri-journal.html The newest in a long-standing tradition of student-edited journals at the GSD is about to take flight. &nbsp;Simon Battisti (MArch II &rsquo;14), Etien Santiago (PhD &lsquo;18, MArch II &lsquo;11), Lukas Pauer (MAUD '14) and Patrick Boateng II (MPP &rsquo;13, MUP &lsquo;14), in collaboration with award-winning designer Boy Vereecken, are the editors (and proud parents) of the first issue of <em>Very Vary Veri</em>. Alumni News 562701 Thu, 27 Mar 2014 13:00:00 -0400 Mining her success: Xiaoxuan Lu gives Yixi talk http://www.gsd.harvard.edu/news/mining-her-success-xiaoxuan-lu-gives-yixi-talk.html Xiaoxuan Lu (MLA &rsquo;12) has become a bit of a celebrity as a result of her <a href="http://www.gsd.harvard.edu/#/news/niall-kirkwood-presents-keynote-lecture-for-re-calibrating.html">YIXI</a>&nbsp;talk (similar to TED Talks), combining her <a href="http://isites.harvard.edu/icb/icb.do?keyword=k95375&amp;pageid=icb.page586309">Penny White Fund research</a> and her <a href="http://www.asla.org/2012studentawards/124.html">ASLA award-winning thesis.</a> Alumni News 562060 Mon, 17 Mar 2014 14:00:00 -0400 Sun-Young Park appointed assistant professor at George Mason University http://www.gsd.harvard.edu/news/sun-young-park-appointed-assistant-professor-at-george-mason.html <span>PhD candidate Sun-Young Park has been appointed A</span><span>ssistant Professor of History specializing in 19th century Europe</span><span>&nbsp;at George Mason University's Department of History and Art History.</span> DDes/PhD News 562018 Mon, 03 Mar 2014 18:00:00 -0500 DDes conference offers new perspectives on urban metabolism http://www.gsd.harvard.edu/news/ddes-conference-offers-new-perspectives-on-urban-metabolism.html <span>&ldquo;Projective Views on Urban Metabolism,&rdquo; the annual Doctor of Design conference, brought together scholars from across the disciplines and around the globe to explore how a new approach to urban metabolism might enhance our understanding of contemporary urban transformations.</span> Architecture News 561998 Wed, 26 Feb 2014 14:00:00 -0500 Rapid response: GSD team’s Tohoku Recovery competition win http://www.gsd.harvard.edu/news/rapid-response-gsd-team-s-tohoku-recovery-competition-win.html <p class="yiv9060365212msonormal">A team of GSD students, led by Kristen Hunter (DDes) and advised by <a href="http://www.gsd.harvard.edu/#/people/jerold-kayden.html">Jerold Kayden</a> (professor of urban planning and design), traveled to Japan this month to collect an award, meet with officials and tour the Tohoku region devastated by compound disasters in 2011.&nbsp;</p> DDes/PhD News 561994 Tue, 25 Feb 2014 15:00:00 -0500 DRG soars at 2014 Cevisama http://www.gsd.harvard.edu/news/drg-soars-at-2014-cevisama.html <p>Floating <span>overhead</span>&nbsp;like a giant pair of wings at the 2014 Cevisama exhibition is a ceramic structure created by the GSD Design Robotics Group. It&rsquo;s a mock-up of a structural ceramic and concrete shell system being developed in collaboration with the Institute for Structural Design at TU Graz, Austria.&nbsp;</p> Alumni News 561986 Mon, 24 Feb 2014 15:00:00 -0500 GSD alums win second prize in Chilean tower competition http://www.gsd.harvard.edu/news/gsd-alums-win-second-prize-in-chilean-tower-competition.html <span>Daniel Iba&ntilde;ez (MDesS &rsquo;12, DDes candidate) and Tomas Folch (MLA I &rsquo;12), in association with Rodrigo Rubio (Margen-Lab) and Sofia Armanet, have recently received second prize in the international competition to build a telecommunication tower in Santiago de Chile.</span> Alumni News 561983 Mon, 24 Feb 2014 13:00:00 -0500 Nathan King at University of Innsbruck's Institute for Structure and Design http://www.gsd.harvard.edu/news/nathan-king-presents-the-results-of-his-course-innovation-in.html Nathan King (Fall 2013 Instructor of Architecture and DDes &rsquo;14) presented the results of the course relating to&nbsp;<strong><em>Innovation in Ceramics and The Future of Architectural Applications,&nbsp;</em>during the</strong>&nbsp;<strong><em>Form|Rule|RuleForm</em>&nbsp;symposium on&nbsp;<em>Self-organizing forms and processes&nbsp;</em></strong>at the University of Innsbruck Institute for Structure and Deign, Innsbruck Austria. DDes/PhD News 561866 Tue, 28 Jan 2014 16:00:00 -0500 GSD faculty at Contemporary South Asian City Conference http://www.gsd.harvard.edu/news/gsd-faculty-at-contemporary-south-asian-city-conference.html The current explosive growth of South Asian cities was the impetus for the <a href="http://southasiainstitute.harvard.edu/contemporary-south-asian-city-conference/">Contemporary South Asian City Conference</a> this month in Karachi, Pakistan, where Rahul Mehrotra (chair and professor of urban planning and design) gave the first guest lecture, titled &ldquo;Kinetic City.&rdquo; He was attending as part of a Harvard team that included Spiro Pollalis (Professor of Design, Technology and Management) and Justin D. Stern (PhD student in urban planning and design), as well as representatives from the School of Public Health, South Asia Institute (a co-sponsor of the conference) and Harvard Medical School. DDes/PhD News 561872 Tue, 28 Jan 2014 15:00:00 -0500 Finding Opportunity in Disaster: GSD team wins Toyo University academic competition http://www.gsd.harvard.edu/news/finding-opportunity-in-disaster-gsd-team-wins-toyo-university.html <span>A GSD urban planning team&rsquo;s hopeful vision of a sustainable and resilient future for the Tohoku region of Japan - devastated by earthquake, tsunami and nuclear disaster in 2011 - has earned first prize in Toyo University&rsquo;s Tohoku Recovery invitational academic competition. Maria Ignacia Arrasate (MDes), Elise Baudon (MUP), Natalia Gaerlan (MUP), Karina Gilbert (MAUD) and Trevor Johnson (MUP) collaborated on a team led by Kristen Hunter (DDes) and advised by&nbsp;</span><a href="http://www.gsd.harvard.edu/#/people/jerold-kayden.html">Jerold Kayden</a><span>&nbsp;(professor of urban planning and design). They will be traveling to Japan in February to receive the $10,000 award for their project &ldquo;Here Today, Here Tomorrow.&rdquo;</span> DDes/PhD News 561857 Fri, 24 Jan 2014 13:00:00 -0500 Harvard team to travel to Pakistan for Urbanization Conference http://www.gsd.harvard.edu/news/harvard-team-to-travel-to-pakistan-for-urbanization-conference.html <p>Professors Rahul Mehrotra, Spiro Pollalis and PhD candidate Justin D. Stern will travel to Karachi, Pakistan alongside a team of Harvard scholars, students and doctors to participate in the Contemporary South Asian City Conference (Pakistan Urban Forum) from January 9-12.</p> DDes/PhD News 561721 Wed, 08 Jan 2014 16:00:00 -0500 Marianne Potvin on the perils of humanitarianism http://www.gsd.harvard.edu/news/marianne-potvin-on-the-perils-of-humanitarianism.html <p>When humanitarian relief organizations substitute for civic structures in states weakened by crisis and conflict, a new type of urbanism prevails, contends Marianne Potvin (MDesS &lsquo;13 and PhD). Too often the resulting agendas ignore or sacrifice the needs of the devastated populations they purport to serve. Potvin examines this phenomenon through the lens of &ldquo;humanitarian urbanism&rdquo; in an article for <em>Open Democracy</em> entitled "<a href="http://www.opendemocracy.net/opensecurity/marianne-potvin/kabul-humanitarian-city">Kabul: the humanitarian city</a>."</p> DDes/PhD News 561683 Tue, 17 Dec 2013 13:00:00 -0500 Peter Christensen (PhD '14) publishes Architecturalized Asia: Mapping a Continent Through History http://www.gsd.harvard.edu/news/peter-christensen-phd-14-publishes-architecturalized-asia.html Peter Christensen (PhD '14) publishes <em>Architecturalized Asia: Mapping a Continent Through History</em> which is co-edited with Vimalin Rujivacharakul, Hazel Hahn and Ken Oshima. DDes/PhD News 561665 Wed, 11 Dec 2013 15:00:00 -0500 Sai Balakrishan wins ACSP award http://www.gsd.harvard.edu/news/sai-balakrishan-wins-acsp-award.html The Association of Collegiate Schools of Planning has announced its 2013 awards, and <strong>Sai Balakrishan</strong> (PhD &rsquo;13) is being honored with the Gill-Chin Lim Award for the Best Dissertation on International Planning. Her paper &ldquo;<strong>Land Conflicts and Cooperatives along Pune&rsquo;s Highways: Managing India&rsquo;s Agrarian to Urban Transition</strong>&rdquo; focuses on the challenges as India makes its conversion from an agrarian to an urban economy. Alumni News 561650 Thu, 05 Dec 2013 13:00:00 -0500 Wendy W Fok shortlisted for The Design Exchange competition http://www.gsd.harvard.edu/news/wendy-fok-wins-women-in-architecture-award.html <p>Wendy W Fok (DDes &rsquo;16) announced as one of the 13 shortlisted candidates of the Emerging Designer Competition following a Canada-wide search that commenced in March 2013.&nbsp;</p> Alumni News 558660 Tue, 26 Nov 2013 16:00:00 -0500 Hyde and Eigen's Aggregate Architectural History Collaborative launches new web platform http://www.gsd.harvard.edu/news/hyde-and-eigen-s-aggregate-architectural-history-collaborative.html <span><span>The Aggregate Architectural History Collaborative,&nbsp;</span>which includes GSD professors&nbsp;</span><a href="http://www.gsd.harvard.edu/#/people/ed-eigen.html">Ed Eigen</a><span>&nbsp;and&nbsp;</span><a href="http://www.gsd.harvard.edu/#/people/timothy-hyde.html">Timothy Hyde</a>,&nbsp;<span>has launched a new digital platform at&nbsp;</span><a class="target-blank" href="http://www.we-aggregate.org/">http://www.we-aggregate.org/</a><span>.</span><span><br /></span> Architecture News 558649 Wed, 13 Nov 2013 09:00:00 -0500 PhD students write about ornament in contemporary global architecture http://www.gsd.harvard.edu/news/phd-students-present-at-idea-udem-2013.html <span><strong>Aliki Economides</strong> and <strong>Marrikka Trotter</strong>, both in the&nbsp;</span><span style="font-family: ff-din-web-1, ff-din-web-2, Arial, Helvetica, Verdana, sans-serif; font-size: 12px; font-style: normal; background-color: #f4f4f4;">GSD</span><span>&nbsp;PhD program, presented papers on ornament in contemporary global architecture at&nbsp;IDEA@UdeM 2013&nbsp;(International Doctoral Encounters in Architecture at the Universit&eacute; de Montr&eacute;al). The papers will be published in 2014 in a collection co-edited by Economides</span><span>.</span> Architecture News 553850 Tue, 08 Oct 2013 13:00:00 -0400 GSD students selected by Berkman Center as DPSI Pioneers http://www.gsd.harvard.edu/news/gsd-students-selected-by-the-berkman-center-for-internet-society.html Six GSD students have been selected as inaugural members of the Harvard Digital Problem-Solving Initiative (DPSI) by the Berkman Center for Internet &amp; Society at Harvard Law School. Architecture News 551573 Mon, 23 Sep 2013 15:00:00 -0400 JSAH publishes Peter Christensen (PhD Candidate) review of Baghdad exhibition http://www.gsd.harvard.edu/news/jsah-publishes-peter-christensen-phd-candidate-review-of-baghdad.html Peter Christensen's review of the exhibition, "Baghdad: City of Mirages, 1952-1982" featured in recent issue of the Journal of the Society of Architectural Historians (JSAH). DDes/PhD News 551571 Fri, 20 Sep 2013 13:00:00 -0400 GSD team announced first-place winner of international student energy modeling competition http://www.gsd.harvard.edu/news/gsd-team-announced-first-place-winner-of-international-student.html A team of Harvard GSD students is announced first-place winner of an international student energy modeling competition as a part of the 13th International Conference of the International Building Performance Simulation Association (IBPSA), held in Chambery, France in August 2013. Architecture News 549535 Wed, 04 Sep 2013 13:00:00 -0400 Mohsen Mostafavi on design for life http://www.gsd.harvard.edu/news/mohsen-mostafavi-on-design-for-life.html <span>In an interview with BBC World Service broadcaster Peter Day on new trends in design thinking,&nbsp;GSD dean&nbsp;</span><a href="http://www.gsd.harvard.edu/#/people/mohsen-mostafavi.html">Mohsen Mostafavi</a><span>discusses the GSD's Bauhaus legacy and the inherent links between design, business and entrepreneurship.&nbsp;</span><a href="http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p01b4nmx">Mostafavi&rsquo;s 3-minute interview</a><span>&nbsp;starts about 16 &frac12; minutes into the story and his comments continue at 25 minutes.</span> DDes/PhD News 546664 Thu, 08 Aug 2013 13:00:00 -0400 He said, she said: Women in Design take on Pritzker http://www.gsd.harvard.edu/news/he-said-she-said-women-in-design-take-on-pritzker.html Although the response by the Pritzker jury to Women in Design&rsquo;s petition - to acknowledge the work of Robert Venturi&rsquo;s wife and creative partner Denise Scott Brown - was disappointing, the Harvard GSD group is not going to give up. And it&rsquo;s expanding its efforts to keep a spotlight on the issue of equity in the design fields with its new <a href="http://www.designforequality.org/" target="_blank">Design for Equality</a>&nbsp;website. Architecture News 543755 Tue, 16 Jul 2013 13:00:00 -0400 One Harvard, many GSD successes http://www.gsd.harvard.edu/news/one-harvard-many-gsd-successes.html <span>Harvard&rsquo;s ability to foster innovation has long been a core strength of the university, never more so than today. President Faust's mission to create One Harvard is spurring greater collaboration across schools, disciplines and facilities, and the GSD is at the forefront of the explosion of creativity.</span> Alumni News 542754 Mon, 08 Jul 2013 17:00:00 -0400 Ph.D. candidate David Theodore named Assistant Professor at McGill University http://www.gsd.harvard.edu/news/ph-d-candidate-david-theodore-named-assistant-professor-at.html David&nbsp;Theodore, who is completing a combined PhD in architecture and history of science will join McGill University in August 2014. DDes/PhD News 540995 Mon, 24 Jun 2013 18:00:00 -0400 CAADRIA competition awards paper by GSD team, honors Young CAADRIA Award recipient http://www.gsd.harvard.edu/news/caadria-competition-awards-paper-by-gsd-team-honors-young.html GSD team is awarded second prize for best paper in the CAADRIA 2013 Open Systems at Singapore competition. Alumni News 536887 Wed, 22 May 2013 14:00:00 -0400 Matthew Gin wins Philip Hofer Prize for Collecting Books or Art http://www.gsd.harvard.edu/news/matthew-gin-wins-philip-hofer-prize-for-collecting-books-or-art.html <span>Matthew Gin (PhD student) recently was awarded the Philip Hofer Prize for Collecting Books or Art.</span> DDes/PhD News 534006 Thu, 02 May 2013 13:00:00 -0400 Antoine Picon illuminates return of ornament in contemporary architecture http://www.gsd.harvard.edu/news/antoine-picon-illuminates-return-of-ornament-in-contemporary.html <p>Antoine Picon&rsquo;s recent book <em>Ornament: The Politics of Architecture and Subjectivity</em> highlights the return of ornament in contemporary architecture and argues the subjective and political implications of ornament throughout history. &nbsp;</p> Architecture News 533269 Fri, 26 Apr 2013 15:00:00 -0400 Landscape Architecture Frontiers launches with work by GSD faculty and alums http://www.gsd.harvard.edu/news/landscape-architecture-frontiers-launches-with-work-by-gsd.html The inaugural issue of&nbsp;<em>Landscape Architecture Frontiers,</em>&nbsp;guest edited by Xiaoxan Lu (MLA '12), features an introductory essay by Pierre B&eacute;langer (associate professor of landscape architecture) and writing by Emily Schlickman (MLA '12), Sara Jacobs (MLA '12), and Cathy De Almeida (MLA '11). Chief editor is visiting professor of landscape architecture Kongjian Yu (DDes '95). Alumni News 533137 Thu, 25 Apr 2013 13:00:00 -0400 Ling Fan (DDes '14) gives New Brave Worlds (Asia) talk at Princeton http://www.gsd.harvard.edu/news/ling-fan-ddes-14-gives-new-brave-worlds-asia-lecture-at.html Ling Fan (DDes '14) gave a talk at Princeton University School of Architecture on March 27 as part of the&nbsp;"What I Did Next &ndash; Princeton's Alternative Architectural Practices" lecture series. DDes/PhD News 532982 Wed, 24 Apr 2013 14:00:00 -0400 GSD team wins sustainable building design competition http://www.gsd.harvard.edu/news/gsd-team-wins-sustainable-building-design-competition.html <em>A team of Harvard GSD students was recently announced the winner of a sustainable building design competition after presenting in&nbsp;Nanchang&nbsp;University in China with four other finalists.</em> Architecture News 531084 Thu, 11 Apr 2013 15:00:00 -0400 Amin Alsaden in WTD http://www.gsd.harvard.edu/news/amin-alsaden-in-wtd.html <a href="http://www.gsd.harvard.edu/#/academic-programs/doctoral-programs/phd/current-students.html">Amin Alsaden</a>&rsquo;s (PhD student) article "Baghdad Modernism: Duplicity of Mirages and a Crisis of History" is featured in a special issue of the Dubai-based quarterly magazine <em><a href="https://monoqi.com/en/store/wtd-magazines.html">WTD</a></em> titled <em>Emergent/The Iraq Issue 03</em>.<br /><br /><span>Read the&nbsp;</span><a href="http://www.gsd.harvard.edu/images/content/5/5/v3/555870/Baghdad-Modernism-Amin-Al-Saden-Pages.pdf">essay</a><span>.</span> Architecture News 529536 Sat, 30 Mar 2013 13:00:00 -0400 GSD at the ACSA conference http://www.gsd.harvard.edu/news/gsd-at-the-acsa-conference.html GSD students and faculty are addressing a spectrum of urgent issues at the ACSA&nbsp;101 conference: New Constellations / New Ecologies. Alumni News 527925 Thu, 21 Mar 2013 01:00:00 -0400 Penny White Fund announces awards http://www.gsd.harvard.edu/news/penny-white-fund-announces-awards.html The Department of Landscape Architecture has announced the 2013 Project Awards for the <a href="file:///C:/Users/software/Desktop/Dropbox/GSD-Ruby%20website/all%20tasks/gsd.harvard.edu/pennywhite">Penny White Fund</a>. Sixteen projects were selected for their originality and innovation, as well as their contribution to pressing challenges related to the fields of urbanism, landscape and ecology. Architecture News 527033 Thu, 14 Mar 2013 01:00:00 -0400 Anna Grichting on healing divisions in Cyprus http://www.gsd.harvard.edu/news/anna-grichting-on-healing-divisions-in-cyprus.html <a href="http://www.amazon.co.uk/s/ref=ntt_athr_dp_sr_1?_encoding=UTF8&amp;field-author=Anna%20Grichting%20Solder&amp;search-alias=books-uk&amp;sort=relevancerank">Anna Grichting Solder</a><span>&nbsp;(DDes &rsquo;08) has introduced a new publication,&nbsp;</span><em>Stitching the Buffer Zone: Landscapes, Sounds and Trans_Experiences along the Cyprus Green Line</em><span>, co-authored with&nbsp;</span><a href="http://www.amazon.co.uk/s/ref=ntt_athr_dp_sr_2?_encoding=UTF8&amp;field-author=Maria%20Costi%20de%20Castrillo&amp;search-alias=books-uk&amp;sort=relevancerank">Maria Costi de Castrillo</a><span>,&nbsp;</span><a href="http://www.amazon.co.uk/s/ref=ntt_athr_dp_sr_3?_encoding=UTF8&amp;field-author=Stephanie%20Keszi&amp;search-alias=books-uk&amp;sort=relevancerank">Stephanie Keszi</a><span>&nbsp;and&nbsp;</span><a href="http://www.amazon.co.uk/s/ref=ntt_athr_dp_sr_4?_encoding=UTF8&amp;field-author=Georgia%20Frangoudi&amp;search-alias=books-uk&amp;sort=relevancerank">Georgia Frangoudi</a><span>.</span> Alumni News 523119 Tue, 12 Feb 2013 01:00:00 -0500 Fondation Le Corbusier’s new president: Antoine Picon http://www.gsd.harvard.edu/news/fondation-le-corbusier-s-new-president-antoine-picon.html <p><span style="font-size: 15px; line-height: 1.4666em;">Earlier this month,&nbsp;</span><a style="font-size: 15px; line-height: 1.4666em;" href="http://www.gsd.harvard.edu/#/people/antoine-picon.html">Antoine Picon</a><span style="font-size: 15px; line-height: 1.4666em;">&nbsp;(professor of the history of architecture and technology) assumed the post of president of the Fondation Le Corbusier.</span></p> Architecture News 519727 Wed, 16 Jan 2013 01:00:00 -0500 Spatial politics: Delia Wendel and Fallon Samuels-Aidoo in Colloquy http://www.gsd.harvard.edu/news/spatial-politics-delia-wendel-and-fallon-samuels-aidoo-in.html <span>PhD candidates Delia Wendel and Fallon Samuels-Aidoo believe space and politics are intertwined and essential to understanding conflict and consensus. Their research has led to a symposium, a book, and a recent article in <em>Colloquy</em>.</span> Architecture News 518160 Thu, 03 Jan 2013 01:00:00 -0500 Elemental and incremental: Alejandro Aravena's urban approach http://www.gsd.harvard.edu/news/elemental-and-incremental-alejandro-aravena-s-urban-approach.html <a href="http://www.gsd.harvard.edu/#/people/jorge-silvetti.html">Jorge Silvetti</a><span>&nbsp;(professor of architecture) presented the keynote speech at a celebration to launch the&nbsp;</span><em>Elemental/Incremental Housing and Participatory Design Manual</em><span>, in Santiago, Chile, on November 26. The book by architect Alejandro Aravena (design critic &lsquo;00-04) and engineer Andrew Iacobelli details 12 years of extraordinary success engaging local communities in a novel program of social housing for the most disenfranchised sectors of the population.</span> Alumni News 514540 Mon, 03 Dec 2012 01:00:00 -0500 New book by Antoine Picon traces architectural adventure of one postwar French town http://www.gsd.harvard.edu/news/new-book-by-antoine-picon.html <a href="http://www.gsd.harvard.edu/#/people/antoine-picon.html">Antoine Picon&rsquo;s</a><span>&nbsp;new book&nbsp;</span><em>De la ville nouvelle &agrave; la vie durable: Marne-la Vall&eacute;e<strong></strong></em><span>&nbsp;offers a comprehensive look at the largest French postwar new town begun in the 1960s and still growing today.</span> Architecture News 514069 Thu, 29 Nov 2012 01:00:00 -0500 Aliki Economides presents in Istanbul http://www.gsd.harvard.edu/news/aliki-economides-presents-in-istanbul.html <p>Aliki Economides (PhD candidate &lsquo;14) presented her paper &ldquo;Constructing Home, Constructing Self: The Maison Cormier and its &lsquo;Architecte &amp; Ing&eacute;nieur-Constructeur<em> </em>Client&rsquo;&rdquo; at the ArchTheo&rsquo;12 conference in Istanbul, Turkey.&nbsp;</p> DDes/PhD News 513196 Wed, 21 Nov 2012 01:00:00 -0500 Lucas Correa Sevilla and Pablo Pérez Ramos present in Ecuador http://www.gsd.harvard.edu/news/lucas-correa-sevilla-and-pablo-p-rez-ramos-present-in-ecuador.html <span>Lucas Correa Sevilla (MAUD '12) and Pablo P&eacute;rez Ramos (MLA '12, DDesS candidate) &nbsp;recently presented their research "Sustainability Through New Methodologies of Urban and Landscape Design" in the "Ecuador Ser&aacute; Sustentable" congress. The congress, organized by Grupo FARO, pursues a multidisciplinary approach to a long-term debate on the interactions among environment, economy and society in Ecuador.</span> Alumni News 511312 Sun, 04 Nov 2012 13:00:00 -0500 Chris Reed on building resilient cities http://www.gsd.harvard.edu/news/chris-reed-on-building-resilient-cities.html <span>Chris Reed (adjunct associate professor of landscape architecture) just returned from Asia, where he was a keynote speaker at the 2012 Forum on Resilient Cities, hosted by Kongjian Yu (design critic in landscape architecture and DDesS 95) at the Peking University College of Architecture and Landscape Architecture in Beijing.</span> DDes/PhD News 511102 Fri, 02 Nov 2012 01:00:00 -0400 GSD's Design Robotics Group hosts workshop at 2012 RobArch Conference in Vienna http://www.gsd.harvard.edu/news/gsd-s-design-robotics-group-hosts-workshop-at-2012-robarch.html <h2><a href="http://www.gsd.harvard.edu/#/#/people/martin-bechthold.html">Martin Bechthold</a>,&nbsp;Professor of Architectural Technology<strong>&nbsp;</strong>and founder of the GSD's&nbsp;<a href="http://research.gsd.harvard.edu/drg/">Design Robotics Group</a>&nbsp;(DRG), and Nathan King (DDes candidate in Technology) will host a robot workshop at&nbsp;Rob|Arch 2012 in&nbsp;Graz.</h2> Architecture News 510814 Tue, 16 Oct 2012 01:00:00 -0400 MLA, DDes and LF alumni inducted into ASLA Council of Fellows http://www.gsd.harvard.edu/news/gsd-alumni-inducted-into-asla-council-of-fellows.html <span>S</span><span>everal MLA alumni and affiliates have been inducted into the 2012&nbsp;</span><a class="target-blank" href="http://www.asla.org/individualaward.aspx?id=4982">ASLA Council of Fellows</a><span>.</span> Alumni News 510752 Tue, 09 Oct 2012 10:00:00 -0400 Burcin Becerik-Gerber (DDes '06) appointed to early career chair at USC http://www.gsd.harvard.edu/news/professor-burcin-becerik-gerber-ddes-06.html Burcin Becerik-Gerber (DDes '06)<span>&nbsp;<span>has been appointed to the Stephen Schrank Early Career Chair in Civil and Environmental Engineering at University of Southern California</span></span> Alumni News 510627 Mon, 01 Oct 2012 01:00:00 -0400 Peter Christensen authors journal article on Islamic architecture http://www.gsd.harvard.edu/news/peter-christensen-authors-journal-article-on-islamic.html DDes/PhD News 510577 Fri, 21 Sep 2012 01:00:00 -0400 GSD students study urban heat island effect in Bronx http://www.gsd.harvard.edu/news/gsd-students-study-urban-heat-island-effect-in-bronx.html <span>GSD students Naz Beykan (MDesS) and Jainxaing Huang (DDesS) had fun with field research that will make a serious contribution to understanding the cooling effects of green space on the urban landscape.&nbsp;</span> DDes/PhD News 510361 Wed, 22 Aug 2012 01:00:00 -0400 GSD students present at Med.Net.EU.12 conference http://www.gsd.harvard.edu/news/gsd-students-present-at-med-net-eu-12-conference.html GSD students Daniel Iba&ntilde;ez (MDesS '12, DDesS Candidate '15), Fadi Masoud (MLAII ' 12), Laurent Corroyer (MDesS '13) and Jeannette Sordi (Visiting Student '13) were invited to deliver papers at the international Med.Net.EU.12 conference in Genoa, Italy in June. DDes/PhD News 509695 Wed, 25 Jul 2012 01:00:00 -0400 Reencuentros Iberica with Daniel Ibañez http://www.gsd.harvard.edu/news/reencuentros-iberica-with-daniel-iba-ez.html Daniel Iba&ntilde;ez (DDes candidate and co-founder of Margen-Lab) participated in the symposium "Arquitectura Iberica | Reencuentros y Talleres" directed by&nbsp; Eduardo Souto de Moura (2011 Pritzker Prize) and Francisco Mangado (both former GSD visiting professors). Architecture News 509604 Sat, 21 Jul 2012 01:00:00 -0400 Recent GSD Alumni Daniel Ibanez and Fadi Masoud present at Med.Net.EU Conference http://www.gsd.harvard.edu/news/new-gsd-alumni-daniel-ibanez-and-fadi-masoud-to-present-at-med.html Daniel Iba&ntilde;ez (MDesS &lsquo;12, DDesS candidate) and Fadi Masoud (MLA II ' 12) have been accepted to present their paper, <em>Topo-logics in the Mediterranean Basin: Exploring potentials of topography as infrastructure and resource for new urban metabolisms</em>, at the <a title="Med.Net.EU conference call for proposals (PDF)" href="http://www.addgenova.org/home/images/stories/e_Mednet/med.net.eu_call.pdf">Med.Net.EU conference</a> in Italy. Alumni News 509233 Tue, 26 Jun 2012 14:56:00 -0400 Gareth Doherty (DDes '10) receives funding from the DRCLAS Brazil Studies Program http://www.gsd.harvard.edu/news/gareth-doherty-receives-funding-from-the-drclas-brazil-studies.html <p class="p1">Gareth Doherty, <span>Lecturer in Landscape and Urban Planning and Design,</span>&nbsp;has been awarded Coolidge First-step Funds for Harvard-Brazil Faculty Engagement from the <a class="target-blank" href="http://www.drclas.harvard.edu/brazil/">David Rockefeller Center for Latin American Studies</a> for research on urban ecology and color in Brazil.&nbsp;</p> <p class="p2">&nbsp;</p> <p class="p3">&nbsp;</p> <p class="p2">&nbsp;</p> <p class="p1"><em><br /></em></p> Alumni News 509065 Wed, 30 May 2012 01:00:00 -0400 Memorial by Krzysztof Wodiczko and Julian Bonder (MDesS '96) unveiled in Nantes, France http://www.gsd.harvard.edu/news/memorial-by-krzysztof-wodiczko-and-julian-bonder-mdess-96-to.html <span>Professor in Residence in Art, Design, and the Public Domain&nbsp;</span>Krzysztof Wodiczko,&nbsp;<span>in collaboration with Julian Bonder (MDesS '96), has recently completed construction of the&nbsp;</span><a href="http://memorial.nantes.fr/en/le-memorial/">Memorial to the Abolition of Slavery</a><span>&nbsp;in Nantes, France.</span><br /> Alumni News 508769 Fri, 06 Apr 2012 00:00:00 -0400 New publication by Rahul Mehrotra released in Mumbai http://www.gsd.harvard.edu/news/new-publication-by-rahul-mehrotra-released-in-mumbai.html &nbsp; Faculty News 505473 Wed, 03 Aug 2011 01:00:00 -0400