Harvard GSD: MDes News http://www.gsd.harvard.edu News from the Master in Design Studies (MDes) program. 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 Graduate Students Receive Award at Department of Energy http://www.gsd.harvard.edu/news/graduate-students-receive-award-at-department-of-energy.html Harvard's team of graduate students competing in the Department of Energy's Better Buildings Case Competition was recognized as presenting the "most innovative" proposal for their recommendations to improve energy efficiency in quick service restaurants. David Henning (MUP), Brian Vargo (MDesS), and Arta Yazdanseta (MDesS) from the Graduate School of Design worked on the project Faculty News 562829 Fri, 11 Apr 2014 14:00:00 -0400 Sea Worthy: Joyce Rosenthal on preparing Boston for climate change http://www.gsd.harvard.edu/news/sea-worthy-joyce-rosenthal-on-preparing-boston-for-climate.html The <em>Boston Globe Sunday Magazine</em> took a cold hard look at the city, what we can expect and what we need to do to prepare for the eventuality of sea-level rise and storm surge. The author looked to <a href="http://www.gsd.harvard.edu/#/people/joyce-klein-rosenthal.html">Joyce Klein Rosenthal</a> (assistant professor of urban design) for an expert view of changes necessary to protect Boston. Faculty News 562814 Tue, 08 Apr 2014 09:00:00 -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 MDes real estate students take CASE honors http://www.gsd.harvard.edu/news/mdess-rebe-students-take-case-honors.html A team of MDesS ('14) students concentrating in Real Estate and the Built Environment took second place in the MIT Center for Real Estate CASE Competition. MDes News 562769 Wed, 02 Apr 2014 16:00:00 -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 Student teams win first-place awards in 2013-2014 NESEA Net-Zero Design Competition http://www.gsd.harvard.edu/news/student-teams-win-first-place-awards-in-2013-2014-nesea-net-zero.html Two GSD student teams won first-place awards in the 2013-2014 Northeast Sustainable Energy Association (NESEA) Net-Zero Energy Design Competition. Student News 562073 Mon, 24 Mar 2014 14:00:00 -0400 Richard Peiser to give UDIA keynote address in Brisbane on March 26 http://www.gsd.harvard.edu/news/richard-peiser-to-give-udia-keynote-address-in-brisbane-on-march.html Richard Peiser, Michael D. Spear Professor of Real Estate Development at GSD, is scheduled to give the keynote address at the <span class="target-blank">National Congress of the Urban Development Institute of Australia</span> (UDIA) in Brisbane on March &nbsp;26, 2014.&nbsp; Faculty News 562074 Fri, 21 Mar 2014 19:00:00 -0400 Lindsay Woodson earns Ash Center fellowship http://www.gsd.harvard.edu/news/lindsay-woodson-earns-ash-center-fellowship.html <p>Lindsay Woodson (MDesS &lsquo;15) will be working in the LA Mayor's Office Department of Homeland Security this summer, courtesy of a fellowship from the HKS Ash Center for Democratic Governance and Innovation. Her internship will pair her with Dr. Lucy Jones, a US Geological Services seismologist, to create resiliency policies and plans for the city.</p> <p><a href="http://www.ash.harvard.edu/Home/Students-Education/Student-Support/Summer-Learning-Opportunities/Summer-Fellowship/Summer-2014-Project-Proposals">Learn more</a> about the Ash Center summer 2014 fellowship project proposals.</p> MDes News 562072 Thu, 20 Mar 2014 16:00:00 -0400 Mendelsohn receives Bok teaching award http://www.gsd.harvard.edu/news/mendelsohn-receives-bok-teaching-award.html For the excellence of&nbsp;her work with students and her strong commitment to teaching during the fall 2013 term, Ashley Mendelsohn&nbsp;(MDesS &rsquo;14) has been awarded a Certificate of Distinction in Teaching by the Derek Bok Center for Teaching and Learning in cooperation with the dean of undergraduate education. &nbsp;Mendelsohn&nbsp;is 2 for 2: she won the award for the spring 2013 semester as well. MDes News 562067 Wed, 19 Mar 2014 14:00:00 -0400 MDesS students win low-energy design competition http://www.gsd.harvard.edu/news/mdess-students-win-low-energy-design-competition.html Two GSD student teams recently won first-place awards in the 2013-14&nbsp;NESEA (Northeast Sustainable Energy Association) Net-Zero Energy Design Competition. &nbsp;&nbsp;The competition called for low-energy, high aesthetic architectural designs supported by energy simulation analysis for a variety of building types in Holyoke, Mass. Alumni News 562057 Mon, 17 Mar 2014 14:00:00 -0400 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 Rahul Mehrotra featured in Section Cut launch http://www.gsd.harvard.edu/news/rahul-mehrotra-featured-in-section-cut-launch.html <em>Section Cut</em>, a new website of resources for design students, emerging practitioners and design educators,&nbsp;recently launched its new &ldquo;Giants!&rdquo; series with a <a href="http://sectioncut.com/brains/giants/">profile</a> of <a href="http://www.gsd.harvard.edu/#/people/rahul-mehrotra.html">Rahul Mehrotra</a> (chair and professor of urban planning and design). Alumni News 561906 Fri, 31 Jan 2014 14:00:00 -0500 Behind the Lens: Iwan Baan gives impromptu photo workshop http://www.gsd.harvard.edu/news/iwan-baan-gives-impromptu-photo-workshop.html <span>Over two dozen students crammed into the newly opened photo studio in the basement of Gund Hall on Wednesday for a hands-on workshop with one of the world&rsquo;s premier architectural photographers, Iwan Baan.</span> Architecture News 561904 Fri, 31 Jan 2014 09:00:00 -0500 GSD students publish "Beyond Participation: Community Storytelling for Self-Organization" http://www.gsd.harvard.edu/news/gsd-students-publish-beyond-participation-community-storytelling.html Lizzie MacWillie (MDesS ADPD/MAUD '14) and Nicolas Rivard (MAUD '13, 2013 Global Health Corps Fellow with MASS Design) have published a paper entitled&nbsp;"Beyond Participation: Community Storytelling for Self-Organization". Student News 561862 Fri, 24 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 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 Sara Hendren - still rolling over obstacles http://www.gsd.harvard.edu/news/sara-hendren-still-rolling-over-obstacles.html <p>Sara Hendren (MDesS '13) is not known for drawing within the lines and she&rsquo;s not easily discouraged. She started her guerrilla art project, the Accessible Icon Project, as a provocation and conversation starter 3 years ago in Cambridge with Brian Glenney. &nbsp;By now it&rsquo;s become a global movement, seasoned by a touch of controversy, and it landed her on the front page of the <em>Boston Globe</em> Saturday. Read &ldquo;<a href="http://www.bostonglobe.com/metro/2013/12/13/disability-icon-revamped-guerilla-art-project/HZDJAIORZvL68dukN9L0TL/story.html">Wheelchair icon revamped by guerrilla art project</a>.&rdquo;</p> Alumni News 561684 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 GSD students and alums take on the urban resilience challenge http://www.gsd.harvard.edu/news/gsd-students-and-alums-take-on-the-urban-resilience-challenge.html <p>Mexico City was recently selected recently for the Rockefeller Foundation's <strong>100 Resilient Cities Centennial Challenge</strong>, and 6 students and alums from the GSD and HKS contributed to that success. Acting as the <strong>Agencia de Resiliencia Urbana</strong>&nbsp;(Urban Resilience Collective), Adriana Ch&aacute;vez (MDesS and MArch '14), V&iacute;ctor Rico Esp&iacute;nola (MAUD '14), Oscar Malaspina (MAUD '13), Elena Tudela (MAUD '12), Einat Rosenkrantz (MAUD '13) and Johanan Rivera (HKS MPAID '13) collaborated with Mexico City to create its winning proposal.</p> Alumni News 561661 Tue, 10 Dec 2013 13:00:00 -0500 GSD team celebrates the opening of Retreat in Nature Horizon House in Japan http://www.gsd.harvard.edu/news/gsd-team-celebrates-the-opening-of-retreat-in-nature-horizon.html The Horizon House project developed by a team of GSD students came to fruition, and part of the team traveled to Taiki-cho, Japan for the opening event last month. Student News 561655 Mon, 09 Dec 2013 14:00:00 -0500 GSD and Bergamo University launch Smart[er] Citizens collaboration http://www.gsd.harvard.edu/news/gsd-and-bergamo-university-launch-smart-er-citizens.html The <strong>Smart[er] Citizens</strong> research and teaching collaboration between the GSD and Bergamo University has launched with a one-week design workshop in Bergamo, Italy. The workshop's strategic analysis of Bergamo will form the basis for the&nbsp;<a href="http://www.gsd.harvard.edu/#/academics/courses/sci-06371-spring-2014.html">Smart[er] Cities&nbsp;</a>course being offered in the 2014 spring semester by Nashid Nabian. Alumni News 561653 Thu, 05 Dec 2013 13:00:00 -0500 Tara Tan's CLOUD goes to Japan http://www.gsd.harvard.edu/news/tara-tan-s-cloud-goes-to-japan.html Tara Tan&rsquo;s (MDesS &rsquo;14) mixed media installation on memory and the city, CLOUD, is opening December 5 in Tokyo as part of Festival Tokyo. &nbsp;Through film, live performance, evocative soundscapes and twitter feeds, the performance examines the ways we remember in the digital age. MDes News 560443 Mon, 25 Nov 2013 13:00:00 -0500 GSD bridges gap between design and science http://www.gsd.harvard.edu/news/gsd-bridges-gap-between-design-and-science.html Research and collaboration is front and center at the GSD, and these days, it&rsquo;s moving design forward into areas never before ventured. The Design Robotics Group (DRG), a research unit that looks at the role of material processes and systems in the built environment, and the Responsive Environments and Artifacts Lab (REAL), have delved into the world of science through their innovative partnership with the Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering. Alumni News 559783 Thu, 21 Nov 2013 17:15:00 -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 Radcliffe unveils public art installation by GSD students http://www.gsd.harvard.edu/news/radcliffe-unveils-public-art-installation-by-gsd-students.html The Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study&nbsp;unveiled&nbsp;a public-art installation designed by MDesS students&nbsp;<span>Keojin Jin and Juhun Lee&nbsp;</span>as part of&nbsp;its capital campaign launch event&nbsp;on October 28. MDes News 557014 Fri, 01 Nov 2013 09:00:00 -0400 Allen Sayegh, Svetlana Boym and Rem Koolhaas in Moscow Biennale http://www.gsd.harvard.edu/news/gsd-faculty-in-exhibit-at-moscow-biennale.html &ldquo;Off-Modern: Ruins of the Future,&rdquo; one of the special projects of the <span>Moscow Biennale of Contemporary Art,&nbsp;</span>includes work by Allen Sayegh and&nbsp;Rem Koolhaas. Architecture News 554889 Thu, 17 Oct 2013 13:00:00 -0400 Kiel Moe publishes book on maximizing the architectural and ecological power of buildings http://www.gsd.harvard.edu/news/kiel-moe-publishes-book-on-maximizing-the-architectural-and.html <em>Convergence: An Architectural Agenda for Energy</em>&nbsp;is based on the thermodynamic premise that architecture should maximize its ecological and architectural power. Architecture News 552468 Fri, 27 Sep 2013 14:00:00 -0400 Ashley Mendelsohn (MDes ’14) receives Bok Center Teaching Award http://www.gsd.harvard.edu/news/ashley-mendelsohn-mdes-14-receives-bok-center-teaching-award.html Ashley Mendelsohn(MDes &rsquo;14) is awarded a spring 2013 Teaching Award from the Harvard Bok Center. MDes News 551946 Mon, 23 Sep 2013 16:00:00 -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 Brian Vargo (MDes ’15) named winner in San Francisco competition http://www.gsd.harvard.edu/news/brian-vargo-mdes-15-named-winner-in-280-freeway-competition.html Brian Vargo (MDes Real Estate '15) &nbsp;is named a winner in the ideas competition for the removal of Interstate 280 in San Francisco, CA. MDes News 550429 Wed, 11 Sep 2013 16:00:00 -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 Keith Coleman on the cusp http://www.gsd.harvard.edu/news/keith-coleman-on-the-cusp.html <p><em>Black Engineer.com</em>&nbsp;thinks&nbsp;<strong>Keith&nbsp;</strong><strong>Coleman</strong>&nbsp;is a rising star and said so in a recent profile. In February, Coleman (MDesS &lsquo;09) a structural design engineer at CH2M Hill, was named&nbsp;<strong>Black Engineer of the Year</strong>&nbsp;at the&nbsp;<strong>BEYA STEM Global Competitiveness Conference</strong>.&nbsp;</p> <p>Read the&nbsp;<a href="http://www.blackengineer.com/artman/publish/article_1603.shtml">profile</a>.&nbsp;</p> Alumni News 547604 Wed, 21 Aug 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 Sustainable infrastructure: the Zofnass (En)vision http://www.gsd.harvard.edu/news/sustainable-infrastructure-the-zofnass-en-vision.html he largest indoor sport fish hatchery in North America is the first ever recipient of the <strong>Envision</strong><sup>TM</sup> Gold award for sustainable infrastructure. The award ceremony that honored the William Jack Hernandez Fish Hatchery of Anchorage Alaska was the culmination of 6 years of collaboration by the <strong>Zofnass Program for Sustainable Infrastructure</strong> <strong>at the GSD</strong> with the <strong>Institute for Sustainable Infrastructure</strong> to create a rating system for infrastructure sustainability. It also marked the start of a new phase in implementing the <strong>Envision</strong> standards on a wide scale. Alumni News 546394 Tue, 06 Aug 2013 13:00:00 -0400 Gund: a stormwater testing lab http://www.gsd.harvard.edu/news/gund-a-stormwater-testing-lab.html <span>Two MDesS students are using the GSD as a <span>laboratory&nbsp;</span>to show how Gund&rsquo;s outdoor spaces can be more inviting and social while also working to improve water quality. Ecaterina Dobrescu and Rebecca Bartlett created &ldquo;Stormwater Modules,&rdquo; with help from an&nbsp;</span><a href="http://www.green.harvard.edu/">Office for Sustainability</a><span>&nbsp;grant, &nbsp;to transform a concrete patio through a modular system of vegetation and planters that will absorb and purify stormwater</span> MDes News 545773 Thu, 01 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 Chicago Architectural Club Burnham Prize awarded to GSD team of two http://www.gsd.harvard.edu/news/chicago-architectural-club-burnham-prize-awarded-to-gsd-team-of.html Aneesha Dharwadker (MDes '12) and Conor O'Shea (MLA II '12, MDes '14)&nbsp;received&nbsp;third place in the Chicago Architectural Club Burnham Prize <em>NEXT STOP: Designing Chicago BRT Stations</em>. Alumni News 539364 Tue, 11 Jun 2013 20:00:00 -0400 Allen Sayegh wins Creative City Challenge http://www.gsd.harvard.edu/news/allen-sayegh-wins-creative-city-challenge.html <a href="http://www.gsd.harvard.edu/#/people/allen-sayegh.html">Allen Sayegh's</a><span>&nbsp;(adjunct associate professor of architectural technology) firm INVIVIA has won the inaugural Creative City Challenge to produce a major public interactive art project in the city of Minneapolis.</span> Architecture News 537016 Thu, 23 May 2013 13:00:00 -0400 Sara Hendren enabling http://www.gsd.harvard.edu/news/sara-hendren-enabling.html <span>Two projects by Sara Hendren (MDesS &lsquo;13, researcher in the Program on Art and the Public Domain and fellow at metaLAB) are included in&nbsp;</span><strong>Disabled by Normality,<em>&nbsp;</em></strong><span>an exhibit opening this week&nbsp; at the DOX Centre for Contemporary Art in Prague.</span> MDes News 537013 Thu, 23 May 2013 12:00:00 -0400 GSD team enters final round of SixtyNine Seventy Urban Ideas Competition http://www.gsd.harvard.edu/news/five-gsd-students-enter-final-round-of-sixtynine-seventy-urban.html <span style="color: #333333; font-family: 'Tahoma','sans-serif'; font-size: 10pt; mso-fareast-font-family: Calibri; mso-fareast-theme-font: minor-latin; mso-ansi-language: EN-US; mso-fareast-language: EN-US; mso-bidi-language: AR-SA;">A GSD team was selected from over 300 entries as finalists for&nbsp;the <em>SixtyNine Seventy: The Spaces Between</em> Urban Ideas Competition.</span> Architecture News 536886 Wed, 22 May 2013 17:00:00 -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 Pierre Bélanger awarded PhD cum laude by Wageningen University http://www.gsd.harvard.edu/news/pierre-b-langer-awarded-phd-cum-laude-by-wageningen-university.html <span>Associate Professor of Landscape Architecture&nbsp;</span><a href="http://www.gsd.harvard.edu/#/people/pierre-belanger.html"><span class="s1">Pierre B&eacute;langer</span></a><span>&nbsp;has been honored PhD</span><em>&nbsp;cum laude</em><span>&nbsp;by Wageningen University in the Netherlands.</span> Faculty News 535899 Thu, 16 May 2013 10:00:00 -0400 Krzysztof Wodiczko projections featured at Ideas City Festival in NYC http://www.gsd.harvard.edu/news/krzysztof-wodiczko-projections-featured-at-ideas-city-festival.html Architecture News 534133 Mon, 06 May 2013 17:00:00 -0400 GSD students win Radcliffe competition http://www.gsd.harvard.edu/news/gsd-students-win-radcliffe-competition.html <span>Keojin Jin and Juhun Lee (both MDesS &lsquo;14) are the winners of the 1st&nbsp;</span><a href="http://www.radcliffe.harvard.edu/publicart">Radcliff Public Art Competition</a><span>&nbsp;for their design Saturate the Moment, selected from submissions by graduate and undergraduate students from all over Harvard. The work will be installed this summer and will be&nbsp;on view from September 2013 to June 2014.&nbsp;</span> MDes News 534004 Thu, 02 May 2013 13:00:00 -0400 GSD team receives top prize for Retreat in Nature proposal http://www.gsd.harvard.edu/news/gsd-team-selected-as-finalists-in-international-competition.html The Horizon House project created by a team of GSD students is selected to receive top prize in the Retreat in Nature competition and will be built this fall. Architecture News 531481 Fri, 26 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 Sara Hendren on the hidden values in technological design http://www.gsd.harvard.edu/news/sara-hendren-on-the-hidden-values-in-technological-design.html <p>The design of technical objects often shapes their use, and can have political, social, and cultural consequences. A <a href="http://www.programseries.com/events/values-in-technological-design/">talk </a>at N.Y.U. by&nbsp;<a href="http://www.gsd.harvard.edu/#/academic-programs/master-in-design-studies/art-and-the-public-domain/student-profiles.html">Sara Hendren</a>&nbsp;(MDesS &lsquo;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.</p> MDes News 530942 Mon, 08 Apr 2013 13:00:00 -0400 Cultural Entrepreneurship finalists selected http://www.gsd.harvard.edu/news/cultural-entrepreneurship-finalists-selected.html Harvard&nbsp;recently announced the finalists in the inaugural&nbsp;<a href="http://ilab.harvard.edu/deans-cultural-entrepreneurship-challenge">Deans&rsquo; Cultural Entrepreneurship Challenge</a>, and GSD teams are well represented with an array of innovative ideas. The Challenge was created to support students&rsquo; exploration of entrepreneurship that sustains the arts and enhances their cultural impact. Architecture News 530165 Thu, 04 Apr 2013 15:00:00 -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 Hugo Van Vuuren is venture advisor at NEA Studio http://www.gsd.harvard.edu/news/hugo-van-vuuren-is-venture-advisor-at-nea-studio.html Hugo Van Vuuren (MDesS) is helping innovative designers become entrepreneurs. He's an advisor with venture capital firm New Enterprise Associates' NEA Studio, where&nbsp;investors and experts&nbsp;help designers found mobile and web start-ups in NY. Alumni News 527541 Mon, 18 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 A birthday nod to Career Discovery http://www.gsd.harvard.edu/news/a-birthday-nod-to-career-discovery.html <a href="http://www.gsd.harvard.edu/#/academic-programs/career-discovery/index.html">Career Discovery</a><span>, one of the oldest career immersion programs in the United States,&nbsp;is celebrating its 40th anniversary this year.&nbsp; An article in&nbsp;</span><em>USNews</em><span>&nbsp;examines the GSD&rsquo;s program&rsquo;s staying power as similar programs gain traction nationwide. Read &ldquo;</span><a href="http://money.usnews.com/money/blogs/outside-voices-careers/2013/03/12/why-smart-career-changers-choose-hands-on-exploration">Why Smart Career Changers Choose Hands-On Exploration</a><span>.&rdquo;</span> Architecture News 527035 Thu, 14 Mar 2013 01:00:00 -0400 Somayeh Chitchian presents at Northeastern University http://www.gsd.harvard.edu/news/somayeh-chitchian-presents-at-northeastern-university.html Somayeh Chitchian (MDesS &lsquo;13) will be presenting her research &ldquo;Other[ed] City: (Re)Presentation of Muslim Identities in Contemporary Urban West&rdquo;&nbsp;at the Northeastern University Annual Graduate Student Conference in World History on March 17. MDes News 527037 Thu, 14 Mar 2013 01:00:00 -0400 Bechthold and Mulligan in Kyoto http://www.gsd.harvard.edu/news/bechthold-and-mulligan.html <a href="http://www.gsd.harvard.edu/#/people/martin-bechthold.html">Martin Bechthold</a><span>&nbsp;and&nbsp;</span><a href="http://www.gsd.harvard.edu/#/people/mark-mulligan.html">Mark Mulligan</a><span>&nbsp;are headed to the Kyoto International Design Symposium where they&rsquo;ve been invited to present work highlighting the GSD&rsquo;s pursuit of interdisciplinary design research and the role of technology as a catalyst to open new avenues for design practice and design research.</span> Architecture News 526773 Tue, 12 Mar 2013 01:00:00 -0400 MDesS students are 2013 CASE semi-finalists http://www.gsd.harvard.edu/news/mdes-students-are-2013-case-semi-finalists.html <span>T<span>The initial results of the MIT Case Competition 2013 were released this afternoon, and GSD students have made the semi-finals. Two teams of MDesS students concentrating in Real Estate and the Built Environment</span><span>&nbsp;</span><span>have been invited to submit proposals and compete before judges and industry professionals.&nbsp;</span><span>Jason McAlees, Dylan Lazovik, Andrea Raynal and Carly Jane Zapernick are</span><strong>&nbsp;</strong><span>on the first year team. The</span><strong>&nbsp;</strong><span>second year team includes Julie Zelermyer, Andre White, Vaibhav Jain and Min Zhou.</span></span> MDes News 526776 Tue, 12 Mar 2013 01:00:00 -0400 Marina Abramović and Shohei Shigematsu set stage for collaboration http://www.gsd.harvard.edu/news/marina-abramovi-and-shohei-shigematsu-set-the-stage-for-upcoming.html <span>Performance artist Marina Abramovi</span><span class="s1">ć</span><span>&nbsp;and architect Shohei Shigematsu discuss their vision for a new arts institute in Hudson, NY.</span> Architecture News 526649 Mon, 11 Mar 2013 01:00:00 -0400 Hult Prize Honorable Mention for GSD students http://www.gsd.harvard.edu/news/hult-prize-honorable-mention-for-gsd-students.html A team representing&nbsp;the GSD, Harvard School of Public Health and Kennedy School has secured an honorary mention in the 2013 Hult Prize competition for creatively using design as the medium for social&nbsp;entrepreneurship&nbsp;to address food insecurity in urban slums.&nbsp;The team&nbsp;(from left&nbsp;in the photo above)&nbsp;included Venkata Krishna Kumar Matturi, Conor O'Shea and Ghazal Jafari (<a href="http://www.gsd.harvard.edu/#/academic-programs/master-in-design-studies/index.html">MDesS candidates</a>)<strong>&nbsp;</strong>working with Yogeeta Manglani (MSc, HSPH)&nbsp;and&nbsp; Varun Bhandari (MPA, HKS). MDes News 525959 Wed, 06 Mar 2013 01:00:00 -0500 GSD team finalist for 2013 ULI Hines Competition http://www.gsd.harvard.edu/news/gsd-team-finalist-for-2013-uli-hines-competition.html <span>The 2013 ULI Gerald D. Hines Student Urban Design Competition announced finalists last week, and again once again a team from Harvard is on the list. James Cody Birkey (MDesS), Robert Daurio (MArch), Maynard Hayden Leon (MArch), Cara Walsh (MLA) and Andrew Wisniewski (MLA), advised by Anita Berrizbeitia (professor of landscape architecture and director of the master in landscape architecture degree programs), created Connec+ Minneapolis, a long term development plan for the Downtown East neighborhood.</span> Architecture News 524940 Tue, 26 Feb 2013 01:00:00 -0500 Charles Waldheim writes on urban abandonment and the origins of landscape http://www.gsd.harvard.edu/news/charles-waldheim-writes-on-urban-abandonment-and-the-origins-of.html Charles Waldheim<span>, the John E. Irving Professor and Chair of the Department of Landscape Architecture contributed a chapter &ldquo;Detroit, Disabitato, and the Origins of Landscape&rdquo; to an anthology of essays on urban abandonment.</span> Faculty News 523506 Fri, 15 Feb 2013 14:00:00 -0500 GSD Faculty speaks at [En]Coding Architecture 2013 http://www.gsd.harvard.edu/news/gsd-faculty-speaks-at-en-coding-architecture-2013.html <span>The architect is no longer an organizer of matter and space, but a designer of systems with multi-layered components and complex relationships.&nbsp;</span><a href="http://www.gsd.harvard.edu/#/people/sanford-kwinter.html">Sanford Kwinter</a><span>&nbsp;(co-director MDesS and professor of architectural theory and criticism),&nbsp;</span><a href="http://www.gsd.harvard.edu/#/people/panagiotis-michalatos.html">Panagiotis Michalatos</a><span>&nbsp;(assistant professor of architectural technology) and&nbsp;</span><a href="http://www.gsd.harvard.edu/#/people/ingeborg-rocker.html">Ingeborg Rocker</a><span>&nbsp;(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.</span> Architecture News 523121 Tue, 12 Feb 2013 01:00:00 -0500 Melany Sun-Min Park on the new domesticity http://www.gsd.harvard.edu/news/melany-sun-min-park-on-the-new-domesticity.html <span>What does it mean to be "at home" in a context where land and space are both limited and contentious? &nbsp;Some answers may lie in a new publication released by Melany Sun-Min Park (MDesS &rsquo;14):&nbsp;</span><strong><em>HOME + BOUND: Narratives of Domesticity in Singapore and Beyond</em>,</strong><span>&nbsp;co-edited with Lilian Chee.</span> Architecture News 522623 Fri, 08 Feb 2013 01:00:00 -0500 On the Bri(n)ck of discovery: Ingeborg Rocker’s ceramic design seminar http://www.gsd.harvard.edu/news/on-the-bri-n-ck-of-discovery-ingeborg-rocker-s-ceramic-design.html <span>Ceramic innovations by&nbsp;</span><a href="http://www.gsd.harvard.edu/#/people/ingeborg-rocker.html">Ingeborg M. Rocker&rsquo;s</a><span>&nbsp;(associate professor of architecture) seminar &ldquo;On the Bri(n)ck&rdquo; are on display at TRANS/hitos 2013 Exhibition of Architecture and Interior Design in Ceramics in Spain.</span> Architecture News 522118 Mon, 04 Feb 2013 01:00:00 -0500 Mapping the ephemeral city: GSD students and faculty at the Kumbh Mela http://www.gsd.harvard.edu/news/mapping-the-ephemeral-city-gsd-students-and-faculty-at-the-kumbh.html <p>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 &ldquo;Mapping Kumbh Mela.&rdquo; The initiative is co-led&nbsp;by <a href="http://www.gsd.harvard.edu/#/people/rahul-mehrotra.html">Rahul Mehrotra</a>&nbsp;(chair of the department of urban design and planning) and <a href="http://www.gsd.harvard.edu/#/people/diana-eck.html">Diana Eck</a>&nbsp;(affiliated professor to UPD) with the South Asia Initiative, FAS, HBS and SPH.<br /><br />Read "<a href="http://articles.timesofindia.indiatimes.com/2013-02-18/news/37160083_1_kumbh-mela-design-cultural-studies">Mapping the Kumbh Mela</a>" in the <em>Times of India</em>.</p> Architecture News 521742 Fri, 01 Feb 2013 01:00:00 -0500 GSD students look to the future of spatial practices http://www.gsd.harvard.edu/news/gsd-students-look-to-the-future-of-spatial-practices.html <p>GSD students will display the wide range of the school's research when Penn State holds its 1<sup>st</sup>&nbsp;"Nature of Spatial Practices" conference this Friday.&nbsp;The conference will examine how spatial practice, education and political discourse are responding to recent changes in technology, mobility and socio-cultural patterns.</p> Architecture News 521609 Thu, 31 Jan 2013 01:00:00 -0500 GSD students join quest to end food poverty http://www.gsd.harvard.edu/news/gsd-students-join-quest-to-end-food-poverty.html A team from Harvard that includes 3 GSD students has advanced to the regional finals of the 4<sup>th</sup>&nbsp;Annual Hult Prize.&nbsp; Venkata&nbsp;Krishna Kumar Matturi, &nbsp;Conor OShea and&nbsp;Ghazal Jafari&nbsp;(<a href="http://www.gsd.harvard.edu/#/academic-programs/master-in-design-studies/index.html">MDesS candidates</a>) working with&nbsp;Varun Bhandari &nbsp;(MPA, HKS) and&nbsp;Yogeeta Manglani (MSc, HSPH) will compete for$1 million to launch a sustainable social venture that promotes global food security. &nbsp; MDes News 521358 Tue, 29 Jan 2013 01:00:00 -0500 Natalia Escobar receives grant to study in India http://www.gsd.harvard.edu/news/natalia-escobar-receives-grant-to-study-in-india.html <span>Natalia Escobar (MDesS candidate &rsquo;13) heads to New Delhi, India, at the end of February supported by a grant from Sharda University. She is looking forward to studying informal settlements as conveyors of intangible cultural heritage of Indian society.&nbsp;</span> MDes News 520840 Fri, 25 Jan 2013 01:00:00 -0500 Sinking Gardens: Alan Waxman and Nikola Bojic connect past to future in Hangzhou http://www.gsd.harvard.edu/news/sinking-gardens-alan-waxman-and-nikola-bojic-connect-past-to.html <span>&ldquo;Sinking Gardens,&rdquo; by Nikola Bojic (MDesS 13) and Alan Waxman (MLA 14), was&nbsp;</span><span style="font-family: ff-din-web-1, ff-din-web-2, Arial, Helvetica, Verdana, sans-serif; font-size: 15.199999809265137px; font-style: normal; background-color: #f4f4f4;">installed in XiXi National Wetland Park</span><span style="font-size: 15.199999809265137px; font-family: ff-din-web-1, ff-din-web-2, Arial, Helvetica, Verdana, sans-serif; font-style: normal;">&nbsp;in&nbsp;</span><span style="font-size: 15.199999809265137px; font-family: ff-din-web-1, ff-din-web-2, Arial, Helvetica, Verdana, sans-serif; font-style: normal; background-color: #f4f4f4;">Hangzhou</span><span>&nbsp;</span><span>for the 2012 West Lake International Sculpture Exhibition</span><span>. The work connects the history of&nbsp;<span>families who lived for generations in XiXi with the contemporary building boom, and lays claim to&nbsp;</span></span><span style="font-family: ff-din-web-1, ff-din-web-2, Arial, Helvetica, Verdana, sans-serif; font-size: 15.199999809265137px; font-style: normal; background-color: #f4f4f4;">public space&nbsp;for&nbsp;</span><span><span>the future of China.</span></span> Landscape Architecture News 515548 Tue, 11 Dec 2012 09:00:00 -0500 Imagining Mumbai’s future: GSD team wins APA-MA award http://www.gsd.harvard.edu/news/imagining-mumbai-s-future-gsd-team-wins-apa-ma-award.html <span>A team of Harvard students has won the Massachusetts Chapter of the American Planning Association 2012 Student Project Award.&nbsp; James Cody Birkey (MDesS &rsquo;13) and Jaemin Ha (MAUD &rsquo;12) collaborated with Mukul Bafana (HBS) and Laura Bishop (HLS) on the Mumbai Port Redevelopment project.</span> Alumni News 514810 Wed, 05 Dec 2012 01:00:00 -0500 Kryszyztof Wodiczko gives voice to veterans http://www.gsd.harvard.edu/news/kryszyztof-wodiczko-gives-voice-to-veterans.html <a style="font-size: 15.199999809265137px; font-family: ff-din-web-1, ff-din-web-2, Arial, Helvetica, Verdana, sans-serif; font-style: normal;" href="http://www.gsd.harvard.edu/#/people/krzysztof-wodiczko.html">Krzysztof Wodiczko</a><span style="font-size: 15.199999809265137px; font-family: ff-din-web-1, ff-din-web-2, Arial, Helvetica, Verdana, sans-serif; font-style: normal;">&nbsp;(professor in residence of art, design and the public domain) has animated t</span><span>he statue of Abraham Lincoln in NYC with the stories of contemporary veterans </span><span>for &ldquo;Abraham Lincoln: War Veteran Projection.&rdquo;&nbsp;<span>The&nbsp;</span><em><a href="http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424127887324894104578105151602946238.html">Wall Street Journal</a>&nbsp;</em>has the story.</span> Faculty News 512274 Tue, 13 Nov 2012 01:00:00 -0500 Architecture’s shelf life: Teman and Teran Evans’ design seminar http://www.gsd.harvard.edu/news/architecture-s-shelf-life-teman-and-teran-evans-design-seminar.html <p>Twin GSD alums&nbsp;<a href="http://www.gsd.harvard.edu/#/people/teman-evans.html">Teman</a>&nbsp;and&nbsp;<a href="http://www.gsd.harvard.edu/#/people/teran-evans.html">Teran</a>&nbsp;Evans (MArch &rsquo;04 and lecturers in architecture) aren&rsquo;t worried when the&nbsp;<em>New York Times&nbsp;</em>proclaims the architect is obsolete. They have parlayed their celebrated design skills into a firm that offers brand consulting, architectural design and jewelry design, and they are currently jolting the thinking of GSD students through their Paper or Plastic seminar. &nbsp;As Teman puts it, &ldquo;We&rsquo;re three-dimensional problem-solvers, and we can solve problems at the big scale of buildings and also small problems that fit in your hand.&rdquo;</p> <p>Read more in &ldquo;<a href="http://news.harvard.edu/gazette/story/2012/11/architects-in-supermarkets/">Architects in supermarkets</a>&rdquo; in the&nbsp;<em>Harvard Gazette</em>.</p> Alumni News 511851 Fri, 09 Nov 2012 01:00:00 -0500 Risk and resilience: new MDesS concentration featured on WBUR.com http://www.gsd.harvard.edu/news/risk-and-resilience.html <p>Following the devastation of Hurricane Sandy, WBUR's Renee Loth highlights the new MDesS concentration,&nbsp;<a href="http://www.gsd.harvard.edu/#/academic-programs/master-in-design-studies/risk-and-resilience.html">Risk and Resilience</a>, designed to address &ldquo;the inevitability of unpredictable shocks to the built and natural environmen.&rdquo;&nbsp;</p> MDes News 511639 Wed, 07 Nov 2012 01:00:00 -0500 Stefano Andreani makes a material presentation http://www.gsd.harvard.edu/news/stefano-andreani-makes-a-material-presentation.html <span>Stefano Andreani (MDesS &rsquo;13) was a virtual presenter at the AA Visiting School at Rome on October 25, with a lecture that ranged from theories and prototypes of Parametric Architecture to his ongoing Design Robotics Group inquiry into ceramics and robotics.</span> MDes News 511099 Fri, 02 Nov 2012 01:00:00 -0400 International Travel Community Service Fellowship Program 2012 http://www.gsd.harvard.edu/news/international-travel-community-service-fellowship-program-2012.html <span>This past summer, the&nbsp;</span><a href="http://www.gsd.harvard.edu/#/gsd-resources/career-resources/community-service-fellowship/international-travel.html"><strong>International Travel Community Service Fellowship Program</strong></a><strong>&nbsp;</strong><span>provided funding to GSD students for travel overseas to perform community service. Their experiences demonstrate the wide range of roles planners and designers perform and their innovative contributions to solve urban challenges.</span> Architecture News 510827 Wed, 17 Oct 2012 01:00:00 -0400 Sara Hendren: repositioning dis/ability http://www.gsd.harvard.edu/news/sara-hendren-repositioning-dis-ability.html <p>Sara Hendren (MDesS '13) edits&nbsp;<em><a href="http://ablersite.org/">Abler</a></em>, a blog about &ldquo;art, adaptive technologies and prosthetics, the future of human bodies in the built environment.&rdquo; &nbsp;She was recently interviewed by Ana Avarez for the art &amp; technology journal&nbsp;<em>Rhizome</em>, which is affiliated with the New Museum in NYC:</p> <p>Read&nbsp;<a href="http://rhizome.org/editorial/2012/oct/4/inside-prosthetic-imaginary-interview-sara-hendren">Inside the Prosthetic Imaginary: An Interview with Sara Hendren</a>.</p> MDes News 510805 Tue, 16 Oct 2012 09:00:00 -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 Solar Map at Cambridge Public Library October 3 http://www.gsd.harvard.edu/news/solar-map-presentation-at-cambridge-public-library-october-3.html Solar Map Presentation at Cambridge Public Library October 3, 2012 at 7:00pm Alumni News 510632 Wed, 03 Oct 2012 17:00:00 -0400 Strong MDesS presence at ACADIA http://www.gsd.harvard.edu/news/strong-mdess-presence-at-acadia.html There will be a strong MDesS presence at the 2012 Association for Computer Aided Design in Architecture (ACADIA) conference in San Francisco on October 18-21. MDes News 510625 Tue, 02 Oct 2012 17:00:00 -0400 Memorial as activism: recent and upcoming work by Krzysztof Wodiczko http://www.gsd.harvard.edu/news/memorial-as-activism-the-work-of-krzysztof-wodiczko-and-julian.html <span>Krzysztof Wodiczko creates memorials that evade closure on painful history. This fall his work is giving voice to forgotten, hidden and marginalized members of society in numerous venues in the U.S. and Europe.</span> Faculty News 510568 Mon, 24 Sep 2012 01:00:00 -0400 Jennifer Luce (MDesS '94) announces exhibition at Venice Biennale http://www.gsd.harvard.edu/news/jennifer-luce-mdess-94-announces-luce-et-studio-exhibition-at.html <p>LUCE et studio, firm of Jennifer Luce (MDesS '94), announce the exhibition "to have and to hold" at the Venice Biennale from August 30-November 30. This exhibit is part of a group exhibit&nbsp;by Tod Williams and Billie Tsien.</p> Alumni News 510537 Fri, 14 Sep 2012 01:00:00 -0400 GSD students win Bocconi Urban Campus competition http://www.gsd.harvard.edu/news/gsd-students-win-bocconi-competition.html <span>A team led by GSD students&nbsp;</span><span>Stefano Andreani (MDesS '13) and Federico de Molfetta (MDesS '13)&nbsp;</span><span>has won the Bocconi Urban Campus international competition with the &ldquo;Bocconi Yard&rdquo; project.</span> Architecture News 510528 Tue, 11 Sep 2012 01:00:00 -0400 Kees Lokman (MDesS 12') appointed Assistant Professor of Landscape Architecture at WUSTL http://www.gsd.harvard.edu/news/kees-lokman-appointed-assistant-professor-of-landscape.html <span>Kees Lokman (MDesS 12') has been appointed Assistant Professor of Landscape Architecture at the Sam Fox School of Design and Visual Arts, Washington University in Saint Louis.&nbsp;</span><a class="target-blank" href="http://samfoxschool.wustl.edu/portfolios/kees_lokman">Read More</a><span>.</span> Alumni News 510433 Mon, 03 Sep 2012 11:00:00 -0400 Community Service Fellows gain firsthand planning experience http://www.gsd.harvard.edu/news/community-service-fellows-gain-firsthand-planning-experience.html GSD students brought their design and research skills to address practical community&nbsp;<span style="font-family: ff-din-web-1, ff-din-web-2, Arial, Helvetica, Verdana, sans-serif; font-size: 15.199999809265137px; font-style: normal; background-color: #f4f4f4;">needs&nbsp;</span>this summer through the Community Service Fellowship Program. Their internships took them to government agencies and nonprofits in Boston and other cities. Landscape Architecture News 510428 Thu, 30 Aug 2012 01:00:00 -0400 ICE-POPS at Venice Biennale http://www.gsd.harvard.edu/news/ice-pops-at-venice-biennale.html Elizabeth MacWillie (MDesS &rsquo;14) and colleagues from Harvard, MIT and Tufts presented their ICE-POPS project at the prestigious Architecture Biennale in Venice. Architecture News 510393 Mon, 27 Aug 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 Urbanism, Landscape, Ecology concentration puts focus on sustainable cities http://www.gsd.harvard.edu/news/urbanism-landscape-ecology-concentration-puts-focus-on.html Imagine if cities were planned taking into account water use, alternative energy sources, waste streams, biodiversity, and green space. That&rsquo;s just what students are challenged to do in the <a href="http://harvardmagazine.com/2012/08/making-green-a-primary-color">Urbanism, Landscape, Ecology</a>&nbsp;research concentration at the GSD. Faculty News 510232 Tue, 14 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 Feast for the Senses: MDesS students host Food Opera at the GSD http://www.gsd.harvard.edu/news/art-design-and-asparagus-the-new-frontier.html What happens when art and design engage with the public realm to shape social and aesthetic experience?&nbsp;Sometimes a new sensory experience is born, as in the recent <em>Food Opera: Four Asparagus</em> <em>Compositions</em>, hosted by Jutta Friedrichs (MDesS &lsquo;12), Elizabeth MacWillie (MDesS &lsquo;12) and Sara Hendren (MDesS &lsquo;13). MDes News 509334 Mon, 02 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 Dongsei Kim (MDesS '12) wins awards for work on borders http://www.gsd.harvard.edu/news/dongsei-kim-mdess-12-wins-awards-for-his-work-on-borders.html Dongsei Kim (MDesS '12) in Urbanism, Landscape, Ecology, has won an Honorable Mention in the National Geographic Award in Mapping for "The Demilitarized Zone: Redrawing the 151 mile border between North and South Korea." Alumni News 509150 Mon, 25 Jun 2012 11:00:00 -0400 MDesS students win big at Commencement 2012! http://www.gsd.harvard.edu/news/mdess-commencement-prize-winners.html <span>MDesS students swept the awards</span>&nbsp;for academic achievement during commencement exercises on May 24, 2012. MDes News 509072 Mon, 04 Jun 2012 01:00:00 -0400 Design Robotics Group featured in reports from Smartgeometry 2012 http://www.gsd.harvard.edu/news/reports-from-smartgeometry-2012-at-rpi.html <span>The Design Robotics Group has been prominently featured in the reports from Smartgeometry 2012 at RPI in Troy, New York. The group was&nbsp;</span><a href="http://www.gsd.harvard.edu/#/news/drg-to-present-ceramics-2-0-at-smartgeometry.html">selected to lead a cluster</a><span>&nbsp;on Ceramics 2.0, an outgrowth of research in the</span><span>&nbsp;course&nbsp;</span><em>Material Processes and Systems: CeramicsLAB.&nbsp;<br /></em><br />The theme of this year's conference was "Material Intensities -Simulation, Energy, Environment," and its first day was structured in clusters to promote collaborative work across multiple disciplines, rather than one-directional information. Ceramics 2.0 was one of the "material research" clusters, creating custom bricks with a robot.<br /> MDes News 508969 Sat, 19 May 2012 00:00:00 -0400 GSD team to participate at the Bocconi University “Urban Campus” international competition http://www.gsd.harvard.edu/news/gsd-team-to-compete-at-urban-campus-competition.html <span>A GSD team has been invited by the Politecnico di Milano to participate at the Bocconi University &ldquo;Urban Campus&rdquo; International Competition.&nbsp;</span><span>Led by Professor Joan Busquets and &nbsp;Professor Hashim Sarkis, the design team includes Stefano Andreani (MDesS &rsquo;13), Federico de Molfetta (MDesS &rsquo;13), and Xing Xiong (MArch II &rsquo;12) and will compete with nine international teams.</span> Faculty News 508955 Tue, 17 Apr 2012 00:00:00 -0400 Article by Dan Weissman (MDesS '12) on [Re]Building Port-au-Prince http://www.gsd.harvard.edu/news/article-by-dan-weissman-mdess-12-on-re-building-port-au-prince.html <span>An&nbsp;</span><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatches/globalpost-blogs/groundtruth/rebuilding-port-au-prince">article</a><span>&nbsp;by Dan Weissman (MDesS '12) on his experiences in Haiti was published in Gobal Post.&nbsp;</span><span>Since February 2011 he has been involved in a series of</span><a href="http://www.gsd.harvard.edu/#/projects/designing-process-creating-long-term-replicable-community.html">&nbsp;reconstruction projects</a><span>&nbsp;that are a collaboration between the GSD, MIT&rsquo;s School of Architecture and Urban Planning, and various NGOs, government agencies and corporate entities throughout the Port-au-Prince region. Over the course of six trips to the city, the team continues to engage in projects ranging from small architecture and urban design to macro-scale territorial planning, water and landscape management projects.&nbsp;</span> MDes News 508957 Tue, 17 Apr 2012 00:00:00 -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 Daniel Ibañez (MDesS '12) featured in El Mundo http://www.gsd.harvard.edu/news/daniel-ibanez-mdess-12-featured-in-el-mondo.html <p>Daniel Iba&ntilde;ez (MDesS &rsquo;12) and his design partner Rodrigo Rubio at MARGEN-LAB have been featured as an up-and-coming, cutting-edge duo in the Spanish national newspaper,&nbsp;<a href="http://www.elcultural.es/version_papel/ARTE/30350/Arquitectos_Nueva_generacion">El Mundo</a>.</p> MDes News 508768 Tue, 13 Mar 2012 00:00:00 -0400 Carson Chan (MDesS '05) Curates 2012 Arts in Marrakech Biennale http://www.gsd.harvard.edu/news/carson-chan-mdess-05-curates-2012-arts-in-marrakech-biennale.html <span>&nbsp;</span><span>The 4th Edition of&nbsp;</span><a href="http://www.marrakechbiennale.org/">Arts in Marrakech (AiM) Biennale</a><span>, titled&nbsp;</span><a href="http://www.higheratlas.org">Higher Atlas</a><span>&nbsp;and curated by Carson Chan (MDesS '05) and Nadim Samman, opened on February 29 and will run through June 3. Located throughout the former Imperial City<span>&ndash;the half-finished Th&eacute;&acirc;tre Royal and its oversized courtyard being the main venue&ndash;</span>the exhibition features immersive installations by international artists and architects.</span><span>&nbsp;</span> Alumni News 508814 Tue, 13 Mar 2012 00:00:00 -0400 Design Robotics Group to present Ceramics 2.0 at SmartGeometry workshop http://www.gsd.harvard.edu/news/drg-to-present-ceramics-2-0-at-smartgeometry.html The GSD <a href="http://www.gsd.harvard.edu/#/academic-programs/advanced-studies-program/mdess/technology/digital-fabrication-robotics.html">Design Robotics Group</a> (DRG) has been selected to lead a cluster during the 2012<em> SmartGeometry</em>&nbsp;workshops that will take place in Troy, New York from March 19-24. ASP News 508703 Wed, 22 Feb 2012 00:00:00 -0500 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