Each semester, the Graduate School of Design hosts an array of lectures, panel discussions, conferences, film screenings, and performances that are open to the public. The school’s public programs feature theorists, practitioners, public officials, writers, artists, and scholars from around the world. Their aim is to open up dialogue between the many communities that contribute to the fields of architecture, urban planning and design, landscape architecture, and design studies.

Attend a Public Program

To view the current schedule of public programs, please visit the Events page.

Students, staff, and faculty can also explore school-wide events on GSD Now. 

Planning a Public Event

Department and program heads collaborate with Public Programs staff to invite guests and organize each program. Faculty and students are encouraged to share ideas for programs with their respective Chairs. Students, staff, and faculty are also invited to submit suggestions using the community submissions form.

For more information and general guidelines about planning events at the GSD, students should consult Event Planning For Students and faculty and staff should consult Event Planning for Faculty and Staff.

Step-by-step instructions for making event requests in SERT and for linking them to GSD Now

Related Publications

Harvard Design Press publishes The Incidents, a series of books based on the school’s public programs. Nine titles have been published thus far, most recently:

Public Programs Staff