Faith in Design Conference

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For centuries, the goal of design and Architecture was to create physical and sacred locations for the faithful. Now, religious or “faithful” designers are outwardly and publicly few and far between. Faith in Design will gather graduate students and practitioners together to discuss how religion and design can coexist. How can we bridge the divide between our (secular) design lives and our religious lives?

To register or learn more:

Morning Prayers at the Harvard Memorial Church*

Coffee at Gund Hall*

9:00 – 9:45AM
Interfaith Prayer*

Opening Address

10:15 – 11:45AM
Morning Panel
Can Religion and Design Coexist?
Christian Gonzalez Ho
Edward Eigen
Oludamini Ogunnaike
Esther Sperber
Barbara Mann, Moderator

12:00 – 1:00PM
Lunch & Conversations

1:00 – 2:45PM
Midday Panel
Practicing Faith, Practicing Architecture
Ronit Eisenbach
Rick Archer
To be announced
To be announced
Karla Britton, Moderator

3:00 – 5:00PM
Afternoon Panel
Building a Compassionate Environment
Francis Oda
Munjed Murad
Shelley Hornstein
James Wescoat
To be announced
Kyle Dugdale, Moderator

5:15 – 5:30PM
Closing Remarks

5:30 – 7:30PM
Happy Hour with GSD Beer & Dogs

7:30 – 8:30PM
Hillel Dinner*

*optional events to attend

Organizers: Jewish Students of Design (JewSD) + GSD Christian Fellowship
Co-sponsored by: GSD Office of the Dean, GSD Student Services, Harvard Hillel, Christian Union, and Intervarsity
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Anyone requiring accessibility accommodations should contact the Public Programs Office at (617) 496-2414 or [email protected].