Eve Blau (adjunct professor of the history of urban form) spoke in Berlin at the Haus der Kulturen der Welt symposium City, Religion, Capitalism: Turning Points of Civilization, which featured the world premier of three films directed by Alexander Kluge.
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.”
Oficinaa, the firm of Silvia Benedito (assistant professor in landscape architecture) and Alexander Häusler (MArch II '04) is featured in Landscape Architecture Frontiers with the project “Lichtung.”
Neil Brenner (professor of urban theory and director of the Urban Theory Lab) has just published a new edited volume, Implosions/Explosions: Towards a Study of Planetary Urbanization (Berlin: Jovis, 2014). Through classic and contemporary essays, including one by Nikos Katsikis (DDes candidate ‘14), the book explores the various theoretical, epistemological and political implications of Henri Lefebvre’s claim that "society has been completely urbanized."
A remarkable interdisciplinary team of 12 students representing all GSD departments worked with Andreas Georgoulias (research director of the Zofnass Program for Sustainable Architecture) to implement the Infrastructure 360 Awards. Students in the master in design studies risk and resilience, architecture, urban design and landscape architecture programs conducted detailed project assessments to uncover the most outstanding entries.
First year PhD student Natalia Escobar Castrillon won 3rd prize for her poster presentation in the conference ''Directions in Twenty-First Century Preservation.''
A team led by Daniel Daou (DDes 15) has won the 1st place in the 16th Arquine International Architecture Competition with the entry “Umbral de las Américas.” Collaborators include Elizabeth Añaños, Adriana Chavez (MArch II, MDesS 14), Oscar Malaspina (MAUD 13), Gabriel Morales (AA MArch 11), Nicolas Rivard (MAUD 12) and Einat Rosenkrantz (MAUD 13).