“Five on Five” / “Books and Looks”

Blue and maroon geometric posters with black text advertising Five on Five no. 23.

“Five on Five”

“Five on Five” is a series of conversations organized by The Architecture Department at the Harvard University Graduate School of Design where architects are invited to present five projects that have been pivotal in their body of work.

Taking the accumulation of experience and knowledge as a starting point , the conversations are titled after the series of polemical essays published in Architectural Forum in the 1970’s.

“Five on Five” features architects of different backgrounds or generations presenting five projects of theirs or of others. The live conversations continues the tradition of architects responding to and taking issues on the positions of others and will be open to the GSD community and the wider public audience.

Virtual events will be streamed to this page.



Upcoming Events:

“Five on Five No. 22”
Fernanda Canales and Paul Andersen
Tuesday, October 11, 12:30-2pm
Loeb Library

“Five on Five No. 23”
Martin Bechthold and Débora Mesa Molina
Wednesday, October 19, 12:30-2pm
Stubbins Room 112

“Five on Five No. 24”
Grace La, James Dallman, Angelo Lunati, Giancarlo Floridi
Thursday, November 3, 12:30-2pm
Loeb Library

“Five on Five No. 25”
Ajay Manthripragada and Adam Frampton
Monday, November 14, 12:30-2pm,
Stubbins Room 112

Past Events:

“Five on Five No. 21”
Chris Lee and Sawako Kaijima
Wednesday, March 30, 12:30 PM ET
Loeb Library (for HUID holders only), all others virtual

“Five on Five No. 20”
Wim Goes & Volkmar Mühleis
Monday, March 21, 12:30 PM ET
Loeb Library (for HUID holders only), all others virtual

“Five on Five No. 19”
Krzysztof Wodiczko and Jordan Weber
Thursday, March 3, 12:30 PM ET
Loeb Library (for HUID holders only), all others virtual

“Five on Five No. 18”
Cory Henry and Mohsen Mostafavi
Thursday, December 2, 12:30 PM ET
Online Only

“Five on Five No. 17”
Teman Evans, Teran Evans and Jacob Reidel
Thursday, August 26, 1:15 PM ET
Online Only

“Five on Five No. 9”
Thomas Padmanabhan and Sean Canty
Monday, April 26, 12:30 PM ET
Online Only

“Five on Five No. 16”
Charlotte von Moos and John May
Wednesday, March 24, 6:00 PM ET
Online Only

“Five on Five No. 15”
Marc Angelil and Alfredo Thiermann
Monday, March 22, 12:30 PM ET
Online Only

“Five on Five No. 14”
Matthew Au & Mira Henry and Tom dePaor
Friday, March 5, 1:30 PM ET
Online Only

“Five on Five No. 13”
Job Floris and Jeannette Kuo
Friday, December 4, 12:30-2pm EST
Online Only

“Five on Five No. 12”
Diego Grass and Yoshiharu Tsukamoto
Monday, November 30, 6:30pm-8pm EST
Online Only

“Five on Five No. 11”
Jennifer Newsom and Eric Howeler
Friday, November 20, 6:30pm-8pm EST
Online Only

“Five on Five No. 10”
Camilo Restrepo Ochoa and Iman Fayyad
Monday, October 19, 12:30pm-2pm
Online Only

“Five on Five No. 8”
Thomas Kelley, Carrie Norman and Megan Panzano
March 5, 2020, 12:30pm-2:00pm
Gund Hall, Frances Loeb Library

“Five on Five No. 7”
Lyndon Neri & Rossana Hu and Jenny French
November 21, 2019, 12:30pm-2:00pm
Gund Hall, Francis Loeb Library

“Five on Five No. 6”
Jon Lott and Go Hasegawa
November 19, 2019, 12:30pm-2:00pm
Gund Hall,Francis Loeb Library

“Five on Five No. 5: Round Table”
Kersten Geers & David Severen, Hilary Sample & Michael Meredith, Eric Lapierre, Mark Lee, and Moderated by: Sharon Johnston
October 25, 2019,  12:30pm-2:00pm
The Annex, 485 Broadway, first floor, Cambridge, MA 02138

“Five on Five No. 4”
Andrew Zago and Michelle Chang
October 23, 2019, 12:30pm-2:00pm
Gund Hall, Francis Loeb Library

“Five on Five No. 3”
Jennifer Bonner & Jeanne Gang
April 11, 2019

“Five on Five No. 2”
Andrew Holder & Preston Scott Cohen
March 27, 2019

“Five on Five No. 1”
Iñaki Ábalos & Michael Meredith
March 29, 2019

“Books and Looks”

“Books and Looks” brings together GSD faculty, historians, curators and other professionals through a series of paired discussions where each guest will present a book or architecture publication.

Virtual events will be streamed to this page.



Upcoming Events:

K. Michael Hays and Andrew Holder, Inscriptions: Architecture Before Speech
Monday, October 24, 12:30-2pm
Lobe Library

Andrew Witt and Nicholas de Monchaux, Formulations: Architecture, Mathematics, Culture
Tuesday, November 8, 12:30-1:30pm
Loeb Library

Lynnette Widder and Philip Ursprung, Gordon Matta-Clark: An Archival Sourcebook
Thursday, November 17, 12:30-2pm
Loeb Library

Past Events:

Emanuele Coccia and Jeffrey Schnapp, Philosophie de la maison
Thursday, April 21

Jean-Louis Cohen and Antoine Picon, Frank Gehry: Catalogue Raisonné of the Drawings Volume One, 1954–1978
April 14, 2022

Sarah Whiting and Martino Stierli, Montage and the Metropolis: Architecture, Modernity, and the Representation of Space
March 10, 2022

Lorcan O’Herlihy and Elle Gerdeman, Architecture is a Social Act: Lorcan O’Herlihy Architects
November 17, 2021

Matthew Soules, Beth Whittaker, and Veyom Bahl, Icebergs, Zombies, and the Ultra Thin: Architecture and Capitalism in the Twenty-First Century
November 10, 2021

Niall Atkinson and Jeffry Burchard, “The Noisy Renaissance: Sound, Architecture, and Florentine Urban Life”
September 29, 2021

Vittorio Magnago Lampugnani and Seng Kuan, “Radical Normal: Propositions for the Architecture of the City”
September 23, 2021

 Jonathan Massey, Barry Bergdoll, and Erika Naginski, “Marcel Breuer: Building Global Institutions”
April 23, 2019

Reto Geiser and Edward Eigen, “Giedion and America: Repositioning the History of Modern Architecture”
April 22, 2019

Pier Paolo Tamburelli and K. Michael Hays, “From Assemblage to San Rocco and Back Again”
February 21, 2019

Anyone requiring accessibility accommodations should contact the events office at (617) 496-2414 or events@gsd.harvard.edu.

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