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Sert Council Tours Eric Owen Moss Architects

While GSD students in Cambridge were enduring record snowfall, Josep Lluís Sert Council members were in sunny California touring the work of Eric Owen Moss MArch '72. On February 24th, a group of nearly twenty alumni and friends gathered at the studio of Eric Owen Moss Architects (EOMA) in Culver City for a first-hand look at Moss’s work and vision.

Mar 30, 2015

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GSD Reception at Your Harvard: China

For over a year, Harvard University President Drew Faust has traveled the globe to share her vision for the University’s future through the Your Harvard event series. With previous stops in London, Los Angeles, New York, Mexico City, Dallas, and Seattle, this past month the University hosted Your Harvard: China in Beijing. As part of this celebration, the Graduate School of Design held a number of satellite events geared toward the School’s alumni and friends. Notable among these were an unveiling ceremony for the hub of a collaborative research project, and an alumni reception where guests learned more about the GSD's studios, research, and other work in China.

Mar 30, 2015

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Alumni Q+A: Riki Nishimura MAUD ’03

Riki Nishimura MAUD '03 realized that he had a curiousity about cities at a very young age. He travelled extensively as a child as a result of his family's work, and from the windows of airplanes he looked out over landscapes to imagined cities of his own design.  

Mar 30, 2015

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Theaster Gates at TED2015

The surprise guest at the TED2015 conference in Vancouver this month was Theaster Gates (LF '11), whose talk will inspire both skeptics and believers in the power of design and culture to transform communities. Watch it now, or explore the entire conference schedule.

Mar 27, 2015

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Urban interventions in Bolivia

The work of two Harvard University Graduate School of Design students designing and implementing urban interventions in Cochabamba, Bolivia, were featured in the local newspaper, Los Tiempos. Michael Lee and Jessica Sevilla (both MDes '15), students in the Art, Design and the Public Domain program, are working on their theses and collaborating with the cultural institution mARTadero and the city's University of San Simon.

Mar 26, 2015

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Jerold S. Kayden on “POPS”

In discussing "POPS" (privately owned public spaces) in the latest edition of ArchitectureBoston, Jerold S. Kayden, Frank Backus Williams Professor of Urban Planning and Design, outlines the learning curve of acknowledging, mapping, utilizing, critiquing, and potentially celebrating these often overlooked spaces. 

Mar 17, 2015

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Neal Morris on Designing for Culture and History in New Orleans

Neal Morris's (LF '10) office sits squarely in the middle of a historically African American neighborhood and shopping district undergoing an urban renaissance in New Orleans. So he was perfectly situated to get himself drawn into the middle of a project that nods to an important moment in musical history by securing the future of orchestral jazz culture in the city. He tells the story in the LOEBlog.

Mar 17, 2015

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