Symposium: “Waste”

This two-panel symposium explores the confrontation of waste with design ingenuity. The projects and practices to be presented reflect diverse approaches across a wide range of scales, from architecture to urbanism, from recycling to agriculture and consumption. In each case design is deployed in a way that shifts our perspective on a material as a waste or resource.

A postponed second session of the symposium, to be rescheduled, will feature a lecture by Frank O. Gehry on architecture’s capacity and future responsibility to limit waste in the design and performance of buildings.

Convened by Frank O. Gehry and Mohsen Mostafavi.

6:00pm Introductory remarks by Mohsen Mostafavi, Dean, Harvard GSD

6:10pm Panel I

Ed Eigen, Harvard GSD (Moderator)

Engineering Waste: Naive Acceptance and Bias Rejections
Hanif Kara, AKT II / Harvard GSD

Geographies of Trash
Rania Ghosn, University of Michigan

First Thousand Hectares: African Agribusiness Cities
Alan Berger, MIT

7:00pm Q & A

7:15pm Panel II

Introduction by Andrew Witt, Gehry Technologies (Moderator)

Skateboard Waste: Party Wall
Caroline O’Donnell, CODA 

This Little Piggie: Maialino and the Quinto Quarto
Nicholas Anderer, Maialino, New York

Recycling Industrial Prototypes
Iñaki Abalos, Abalos + Sentkiewicz / Harvard GSD

8:05pm Q & A

8:20–8:45pm Remarks and Round Table

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Principal Speaker: 2377

Additional Speakers: 1860, 2119, 1582

Caroline O’Donnell, Nicholas Anderer, Andrew Witt, Alan Berger, Rania Ghosn

Anyone requiring accessibility accommodations should contact the Public Programs Office at (617) 496-2414 or [email protected].