Although the response by the Pritzker jury to Women in Design’s petition - to acknowledge the work of Robert Venturi’s wife and creative partner Denise Scott Brown - was disappointing, the Harvard GSD group is not going to give up. And it’s expanding its efforts to keep a spotlight on the issue of equity in the design fields with its new Design for Equality website.
Harvard’s ability to foster innovation has long been a core strength of the university, never more so than today. President Faust's mission to create One Harvard is spurring greater collaboration across schools, disciplines and facilities, and the GSD is at the forefront of the explosion of creativity.
David Theodore, who is completing a combined PhD in architecture and history of science will join McGill University in August 2014.
Antoine Picon’s recent book Ornament: The Politics of Architecture and Subjectivity highlights the return of ornament in contemporary architecture and argues the subjective and political implications of ornament throughout history.
The inaugural issue of Landscape Architecture Frontiers, guest edited by Xiaoxan Lu (MLA '12), features an introductory essay by Pierre Bélanger (associate professor of landscape architecture) and writing by Emily Schlickman (MLA '12), Sara Jacobs (MLA '12), and Cathy De Almeida (MLA '11). Chief editor is visiting professor of landscape architecture Kongjian Yu (DDes '95).
Ling Fan (DDes '14) gave a talk at Princeton University School of Architecture on March 27 as part of the "What I Did Next – Princeton's Alternative Architectural Practices" lecture series.
A team of Harvard GSD students was recently announced the winner of a sustainable building design competition after presenting in Nanchang University in China with four other finalists.
Amin Alsaden’s (PhD student) article "Baghdad Modernism: Duplicity of Mirages and a Crisis of History" is featured in a special issue of the Dubai-based quarterly magazine WTD titled Emergent/The Iraq Issue 03. Read the essay.