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Department of Architecture launches two event series, “Books and Looks” and “Five on Five,” with next talk on March 27

The Harvard Graduate School of Design's Department of Architecture, and department chair Mark Lee, are pleased to announce two new lunch talk series, entitled “Books and Looks” and “Five on Five.” Centering around the importance of written architectural discourse, “Books and Looks” will convene GSD faculty, including historians, curators, and other professionals, through a series of paired discussions in which each guest will present a book or publication related to the field of architecture. Meanwhile, taking the “accumulation of knowledge” as a reference point, each installment in the series “Five on Five” will present two architects of contrasting backgrounds or experiences to each present five projects that haver been relevant during their career.

The series commenced on February 21, with a “Books and Looks” presentation featuring Design Critic in Architecture Pier Paolo Tamburelli, who took up the publication San Rocco, and K. Michael Hays, Eliot Noyes Professor of Architectural Theory and Associate Dean for Academic Affairs, who discussed the journal Assemblage that he founded in 1986 and that ran until 2000.

Upcoming talks in these new series include:
Wednesday, March 27
6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., Frances Loeb Library, Gund Hall
“Five on Five” with Andrew Holder and Preston Scott Cohen
Friday, March 29
12:30 p.m. to 2:00 p.m., Frances Loeb Library, Gund Hall
“Five on Five” with Iñaki Abalos and Michael Meredith
Thursday, April 11
12:30 p.m. to 2:00 p.m., Frances Loeb Library, Gund Hall
“Five on Five” with Jennifer Bonner and Jeanne Gang
Monday, April 22
12:30 p.m. to 2:00 p.m., Frances Loeb Library, Gund Hall
“Books and Looks” with Reto Geiser (Giedion and America) and Edward Eigen
Tuesday, April 23
6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., Frances Loeb Library, Gund Hall
“Books and Looks” with Jonathan Massey and Barry Bergdoll (Marcel Breuer: Building Global Institutions) and Erika Naginski