GSD announces Spring 2016 lecture and conference program

The Harvard Graduate School of Design has announced its Spring 2016 program of lectures, panels, and conferences, which kicked off Wednesday evening, January 27 with a lecture by Jacques Herzog of Herzog & de Meuron.

Among other highlights to come this spring:

*A Tuesday, February 16 lecture by Tod Williams and Billie Tsien, cofounders and design partners of Tod Williams Billie Tsien Architects I Partners, in New York—and currently John C. Portman design critics at the GSD—titled “Inside Out.”

*A Monday, March 7 Kenzo Tange Lecture by Toyo Ito, Kenzo Tange Design Critic in Architecture at the GSD, titled “Tomorrow’s Architecture.”

*A Thursday, April 7 lecture by Lewis Jones and Giles Smith of London-based collective Assemble.

The Spring 2016 program also includes a series of exhibitions and conferences, including the current main exhibition on Madrid Río, the winning project in the 2015 Veronica Rudge Green Prize in Urban Design. The exhibition runs until March 6.

Running Wednesday, March 30 through Friday, April 1 is the conference “Voices and Visions Of St. Louis: Past, Present, Future,” organized by Diane Davis, chair of the GSD’s Urban Design and Planning Department. Jointly mounted with the Sam Foxx School of Design at Washington University, the conference will aim to stimulate a conversation about St. Louis’s history and present conditions, and to explore and debate issues of injustice, inequality, and racial exclusion in ways that have broader resonance for urban America and will open new terrains for constructive action.

For more information about these and other forthcoming events, consult the Spring 2016 poster (designed by Luke Bulman — Office), available in Gund Hall or online. Full event descriptions are available at