News

Mapping the ephemeral city: GSD students and faculty at the Kumbh Mela

The gigantic pop-up city established for the Hindu festival Kumbh Mela is the perfect crucible for interdisciplinary research. This January 8 faculty and 20 students from the GSD and other Harvard schools are traveling to northern India for fieldwork for the project “Mapping Kumbh Mela.” The initiative is co-led by Rahul Mehrotra (chair of the department of urban design and planning) and Diana Eck (affiliated professor to UPD) with the South Asia Initiative, FAS, HBS and SPH. Read "Mapping the Kumbh Mela" in the Times of India.

Jan 31, 2013

News

GSD students look to the future of spatial practices

GSD students will display the wide range of the school's research when Penn State holds its 1st "Nature of Spatial Practices" conference this Friday. The conference will examine how spatial practice, education and political discourse are responding to recent changes in technology, mobility and socio-cultural patterns.

Jan 30, 2013

News

Krzysztof Wodiczko nominated for Mies van der Rohe Prize

Krzysztof Wodiczko’s (professor in residence in art, design, and the public domain) Memorial to the Abolition of Slavery in Nantes, a project designed with Julian Bonder, was recently nominated for the 2013 European Union Mies van der Rohe Prize.

Jan 28, 2013

News

Small is big for GSD alums

A partnership including several GSD alums just won a major bid for the first-of-its-kind modular building of micro-units in NYC. Alphonse Lembo (MUP '10) of Monadnock Development led the team which included Eric Bunge (MArch '96) and Mimi Hoang (MArch '98) of nArchitects. Listen to an interview with Eric Bunge on WBUR's Here and Now.

Jan 27, 2013

News

Natalia Escobar receives grant to study in India

Natalia Escobar (MDesS candidate ’13) heads to New Delhi, India, at the end of February supported by a grant from Sharda University. She is looking forward to studying informal settlements as conveyors of intangible cultural heritage of Indian society. 

Jan 24, 2013

News

The mapped terrain: GSD exhibit travels to Places journal

“Cartographic Grounds: Projecting the Landscape Imaginary” lives on in Places with an essay by Jill Desimini (assistant professor of landscape architecture). The exhibit, which ran through December 19 at the GSD, looks back at the historical roots of mapmaking and forward to anticipate the potential of new technologies. The images now in the Places gallery are descriptive, ingenious and beautiful.

Jan 20, 2013

News

Ann Forsyth strives for balance

In a profile in Harvard Magazine, professor of urban planning Ann Forsyth talks about why she’s taken up biking and why, in order to improve cities, she feels it’s necessary to look to the suburbs. Read the “Harvard Portrait.”

Jan 16, 2013

News

Chris Reed and Eric Höweler join the Movement on Main

Chris Reed (adjunct associate professor of landscape architecture) and Eric Höweler (assistant professor of architecture) are making news again. Reed’s firm Stoss Landscape Urbanism with partners Höweler + Yoon were just short-listed for the Movement on Main design competition in Syracuse, NY.

Jan 16, 2013

Pagination Links