The Nyanza Superfund site was a giant lemon for the town of Ashland, Massachusetts, but Dan Borelli (MDes ’12 in Art, Design and the Public Domain) is intent on making lemonade. He’s just received an ArtPlace grant to create an oral and visual history of the community’s relationship with the site, and a light and landscape installation.
It should come as no surprise that Jennifer Siegal (LF ’03), whose Office of Mobile Design is known for sustainable design and innovative mobile structures, led a prize-winning team in the “Designing for Free Speech” challenge. OMD’s entry is Industrial Up-Cycling: the Pop-Up SoapBox, a movable flexible performance space made of recycled parts discarded by the aerospace industry. Read more in the LOEBlog
Krzysztof Wodiczko (professor in residence of art, design and the public domain) recently presented his work in a public lecture in Santiago, Chile, as part of the ARTS@DRCLAS Overseas Faculty Series. The talk was the first phase of the Designing for Civic Engagement: Instruments of Expression, Dialogue and Collective Critique research project, exploring alternative forms of informal learning using new design technologies.
Spread out across the globe to engage in summer research and employment, numerous GSD Urban Planning and Design students are embracing the bicycle as a means of commuting to work. Jonathan Goldman and Ginny Keesler (both MUP ’15) have encountered both challenges and rewards while cycling to their internships with the NYC Department of City Planning.
GA Collaborative, the non-profit design organization of Zaneta Hong (lecturer in landscape architecture and MLA I '07), Michael Leighton Beaman (MArch '03), James Setzler (MArch '05), and Yutaka Sho (MArch '05) is EDRA's 2014 Place Design Award recipient for the “Masoro Village Project."
First year DDes student Somayeh Chitchian has won the ESRI Development Center Student of the Year Award for her work “Middle Eastern Immigration Landscape in America.”
Teams of GSD students took first and second prize in the Greater Boston Affordable Housing Development Competition 2014, tackling issues of housing affordable to those with a median household income.
The 2014 Community Service Fellowship Program Fellows, representing all the GSD programs, will be taking it to the streets this summer to challenge themselves and test their learning on design and planning projects with direct community impact. The 10-week paid summer internships will send them to local community organizations, federal and state agencies and nonprofit institutions with a wide range of needs.
Monday, March 10 marked the first-ever celebration of International Women's Day at the Harvard Graduate School of Design with an afternoon tea, co-sponsored by Women in Design and the Office of the Dean.