Virtual Public Lecture: Oana Stănescu, “Breather”

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The GSD is pleased to present a series of talks and webinars broadcast to our audiences via Zoom.

*This lecture will be ONLINE ONLY. For security reasons, virtual attendees must register. Scroll down to find complete instructions for how to register.

Event Description

The design process seen through the lens of a range of projects in progress.


Oana Stănescu runs her eponymous design studio from New York.

Her projects include the collaborative +POOL, a floating, water filtering swimming pool, as well as a wide range of collaborations with Nike, Virgil Abloh, The Office of PlayLab, 2×4, Arup, New Museum, the Storefront for Art and Architecture, Need Supply, Fool’s Gold, and many more.

Oana’s work has been celebrated in publications such as the New York Times, Forbes, Madame Figaro, Architect Magazine, New York Magazine, Mark, Time magazine or Cultured, to name a few. Prior to establishing her own studio she was a co founder of the NY based practice Family.

Oana has previously taught at MIT in Cambridge, GSAPP Columbia University, Cooper Union and the Architectural Association in London, in addition to lecturing in places like Princeton University, Sciarc, The University of Memphis, University of South Florida, University of Arizona, Women in Design Denver, Neocon and AIA Chicago or Design Miami in collaboration with the UN.

Her current projects are in New York, Romania, South East Asia and Canada.

How to Join

1. Have a Zoom account. Members of the Harvard community who have not yet set up their Zoom account can follow the instructions here. Guests without a Zoom account can set one up for free at

2. Register to attend the lecture here. Once you have registered, you will be provided with a link to join the lecture via Zoom. This link will also be emailed to you. Please make sure the email you use to register is the same email connected to your Zoom account.

The event will also be live streamed to the GSD’s YouTube page. Only viewers who are attending the lecture via Zoom will be able to submit questions for the Q+A.

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