Krzysztof Wodiczko’s (professor in residence in art, design, and the public domain) Memorial to the Abolition of Slavery in Nantes, a project designed with Julian Bonder, was recently nominated for the 2013 European Union Mies van der Rohe Prize.
“Cartographic Grounds: Projecting the Landscape Imaginary” lives on in Places with an essay by Jill Desimini (assistant professor of landscape architecture). The exhibit, which ran through December 19 at the GSD, looks back at the historical roots of mapmaking and forward to anticipate the potential of new technologies. The images now in the Places gallery are descriptive, ingenious and beautiful.
Chris Reed (adjunct associate professor of landscape architecture) and Eric Höweler (assistant professor of architecture) are making news again. Reed’s firm Stoss Landscape Urbanism with partners Höweler + Yoon were just short-listed for the Movement on Main design competition in Syracuse, NY.
In a profile in Harvard Magazine, professor of urban planning Ann Forsyth talks about why she’s taken up biking and why, in order to improve cities, she feels it’s necessary to look to the suburbs.
Read the “Harvard Portrait.”
Earlier this month, Antoine Picon (professor of the history of architecture and technology) assumed the post of president of the Fondation Le Corbusier.
Loeb fellows and GSD faculty are applying their talents to the challenges of revitalizing Detroit in the Detroit Works Project. Toni Griffin (LF 1998 and adjunct associate professor of urban planning) led the Detroit Works’ technical team and Dan Pitera (LF 2005 and associate professor of architecture), director of Detroit Collaborative Design Center, oversaw community outreach. Chris Reed’s (adjunct associate professor of landscape architecture) firm Stoss Landscape Urbanism contributed to landscape, ecology and open space planning. Read "Stepping Up for the Future of Detroit" in the LOEBlog.
“(Re)Mapping Health,” a new interdisciplinary initiative of the GSD and the School of Public Health was launched last week with support from the President's January Innovation Fund.
Robert Pietrusko’s (lecturer in landscape architecture and urban planning and design) work is being shown in a group exhibition at the Akademie Der Kunste in Berlin, Feb. 1 through March 24.
Jerold Kayden (professor of urban planning and design) is happy to shake things up, especially if the result is more livable and accessible cities. He is on Next City’s 2012 Disruption Index, a list of “77 people, places and ideas that have changed cities this year.”
Architectural Record’s “Editor’s Picks: Best Architecture of 2012” is studded with GSD stars. Here’s the list of their projects that “defined the year in design.”