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 or on the Community Calendar available in Outlook.

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.

Faculty, staff, and students who are planning virtual public events outside of the school’s official public program schedule will still need to follow GSD guidelines on proposing virtual events at the school.

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 Virtual Event Planning for Faculty and Staff.

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:

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