Cloud Terrace, a new temporary installation by landscape artists Andy Cao (LF '11) and Xavier Perrot, recently opened at Dumbarton Oaks in Washington, D.C. Clouds sculpted from chicken wire dangle 10,000 loaned Swarovski crystals creating the effect of gathered raindrops over the property's Arbor Terrace. John Beardsley, Adjunct Professor of Landscape Architecture at the GSD and Director of Landscape Studies at Dumbarton Oaks, says temporary installations “breathe new life into these landscapes,” which are “living works” no matter how historic. The commission developed from Cao's visit to the institute as a Loeb fellow in 2011.
Sculpture by Nathan King (DDes ’13) and Herbert Dreiseitl (LF ’11) Unveiled at Ann Arbor Municipal Center
A collaboration between Nathan King (DDes '13) and Herbert Dreiseitl (LF '11) yields a permanent sculptural installation at the newly constructed Ann Arbor Municipal Center. The sculpture, designed by Herbert Dreiseitl, consists of a vertical cast bronze element and a horizontal waterway that together carry water through the site. Nathan King has also been invited to give several lectures and collaborate on curriculum development for emerging programs in Design Research and robotic fabrication technologies.
Betsy Otto (LF '07) recently joined the Markets and Enterprise Program at the World Resources Institute, a global environmental think tank in Washington, DC. She is directing WRI’s Aqueduct project, a global water risk assessment and mapping tool to inform private and public sector investment and water management decisions. The Aqueduct project team engages business, NGOs and governments for positive change in managing water resources worldwide.
Chee Pearlman (Loeb Fellow '11) will join architect David Rockwell of Rockwell Group in curating 'The Design Studio," a session on design and creativity at this year's TED Conference in Long Beach, California on March 1. The session will feature a range of contributors to explore creative development, design innovation, and using art and design to mold the human experience.