The Harvard Graduate School of Design has announced its Spring 2017 program of lectures, panels, and conferences, which kicks off Wednesday evening, January 25 with a lecture by Muji chairman Masaaki Kanai and product designer Naoto Fukasawa.
The Kanai/Fukasawa lecture is part of the GSD’s Rouse Visiting Artist Program, which brings a number of other creative leaders to the School this spring as part of the lecture series: artist Jeff Koons on Tuesday, February 7, and writer Jonathan Franzen on Tuesday, April 18.
In addition to lectures, the Spring 2017 program includes a series of exhibitions, discussions, and conferences, including the current main exhibition, “Architectural Ethnography,” curated by Atelier Bow-Wow. A special discussion and celebration of I. M. Pei (MArch ’46), titled “I. M. Pei MArch ’46: A Centennial Celebration,” will take place on Thursday, March 30, with guests including Harry Cobb (MArch ’49), moderated by Mohsen Mostafavi, Dean and Alexander and Victoria Wiley Professor of Design at the GSD.