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Carpenter Center turns 50

This spring the Carpenter Center is celebrating its 50th anniversary. The event is marked with lectures, public talks, and a new exhibition at the GSD's Loeb library.

Apr 11, 2013

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Thomas Heatherwicks view

Admitted students were treated to a journey inside the mind of a protean designer when Thomas Heatherwick spoke at the conclusion of Open House last Friday. In his introduction, Dean Mohsen Mostafavi called Heatherwick “one of the exciting people crossing boundaries between art, architecture, engineering. Not only is his work innovative for the different scales it represents; he gives us new ways to view daily items: from a bus to a master plan.”

Apr 10, 2013

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Aggregate Collaborative awarded Connection Grant

The Aggregate Architectural History Collaborative—a group of thirteen architectural historians that includes associate professors Ed Eigen and Timothy Hyde—has received a Connection Grant from Canada’s Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council. The generous funding will allow the group to launch Aggregate Online in fall 2013.

Apr 8, 2013

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Sara Hendren on the hidden values in technological design

The design of technical objects often shapes their use, and can have political, social, and cultural consequences. A talk at N.Y.U. by Sara Hendren (MDesS ‘13, researcher in the Program on Art and the Public Domain and fellow at metaLAB) and Geoffrey Bowker (professor of informatics at U.C. Irvine) investigates the ways in which values become embodied in technological design and what efforts we might make to challenge maladaptive structures.

Apr 8, 2013

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John Hong with Seung H-Sang at Archleague

John Hong (adjunct associate professor of architecture) will be moderating a talk by Seung H-Sang at the Architectural League of N.Y. on April 10th. Seung is one of the most important Korean architects practicing today and was featured in the GSD-published book Convergent Flux. The event is at 7:00 p.m. at Cooper Union.

Apr 7, 2013

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Cultural Entrepreneurship finalists selected

Harvard recently announced the finalists in the inaugural Deans’ Cultural Entrepreneurship Challenge, and GSD teams are well represented with an array of innovative ideas. The Challenge was created to support students’ exploration of entrepreneurship that sustains the arts and enhances their cultural impact.

Apr 4, 2013

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Anthony Acciavatti on Psychorheology

Cabinet magazine features an article by Anthony Acciavatti (MArch '09) on psychorheology, a science developed in the late 1930s to explore the psychological ramifications of tactile experience.

Apr 3, 2013

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Susan Fainstein seeks the Just City

Susan S. Fainstein (senior research fellow) raised examples from Amsterdam, New York and Singapore to make a case for the “just city” in her recent lecture at the Centre for Liveable Cities in Singapore.

Mar 30, 2013

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Timothy Hyde speaks in São Paulo

Timothy Hyde (associate professor of architecture) was a speaker at the “Architectural Elective Affinities” conference at the Faculdade de Arquitetura e Urbanismo of the University of São Paulo. The conference, which examined the correspondences and transferences between architecture, urbanism, and other disciplines, was organized by the European Architectural History Network in conjunction with the FAUUSP.

Mar 30, 2013

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