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GSD students join quest to end food poverty

A team from Harvard that includes 3 GSD students has advanced to the regional finals of the 4th Annual Hult Prize.  Venkata Krishna Kumar Matturi,  Conor OShea and Ghazal Jafari (MDesS candidates) working with Varun Bhandari  (MPA, HKS) and Yogeeta Manglani (MSc, HSPH) will compete for$1 million to launch a sustainable social venture that promotes global food security.  

Jan 28, 2014

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Nathan King at University of Innsbruck’s Institute for Structure and Design

Nathan King (Fall 2013 Instructor of Architecture and DDes ’14) presented the results of the course relating to Innovation in Ceramics and The Future of Architectural Applications, during the Form|Rule|RuleForm symposium on Self-organizing forms and processes at the University of Innsbruck Institute for Structure and Deign, Innsbruck Austria.

Jan 28, 2014

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GSD faculty at Contemporary South Asian City Conference

The current explosive growth of South Asian cities was the impetus for the Contemporary South Asian City Conference this month in Karachi, Pakistan, where Rahul Mehrotra (chair and professor of urban planning and design) gave the first guest lecture, titled “Kinetic City.” He was attending as part of a Harvard team that included Spiro Pollalis (Professor of Design, Technology and Management) and Justin D. Stern (PhD student in urban planning and design), as well as representatives from the School of Public Health, South Asia Institute (a co-sponsor of the conference) and Harvard Medical School.

Jan 28, 2014

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Finding Opportunity in Disaster: GSD team wins Toyo University academic competition

A GSD urban planning team’s hopeful vision of a sustainable and resilient future for the Tohoku region of Japan - devastated by earthquake, tsunami and nuclear disaster in 2011 - has earned first prize in Toyo University’s Tohoku Recovery invitational academic competition. Maria Ignacia Arrasate (MDes), Elise Baudon (MUP), Natalia Gaerlan (MUP), Karina Gilbert (MAUD) and Trevor Johnson (MUP) collaborated on a team led by Kristen Hunter (DDes) and advised by Jerold Kayden (professor of urban planning and design). They will be traveling to Japan in February to receive the $10,000 award for their project “Here Today, Here Tomorrow.”

Jan 24, 2014

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New student publication revives the art of letter writing

A new student publication is testing the epistolary form as a device for generating conversations about architecture and design. Launched in September 2013, each issue of Open Letters presents one letter addressed to a particular party, but intended for publication, about any topic relating to the design disciplines. 

Jan 14, 2014

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