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Live Feed: Platform 10

Letter from the Dean The mission and the work of the Harvard University Graduate School of Design oscillates between knowledge construction and societal relevance. As it unfolds, this negotiation produces its own themes and variations in emphasis between the two areas. Understanding and then responding…

exhibition dates: MAR 26 – MAY 11, 2018

John May and Jon Lott, Curators

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Inscriptions: Architecture Before Speech

If recent theory has highlighted architecture’s turn to evident resemblance and signification, we argue this tendency has also produced its other: The landscape of contemporary practice is filled with work whose motivating interests are anterior to meaning and averse to thematization; they are, in a…

exhibition dates: JAN 22 – MAR 11, 2018

K. Michael Hays and Andrew Holder, Curators

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Landscape: Fabric of Details

This exhibition of a selection of projects by Toru Mitani and his practice, Studio on Site, is about how small things have a significant, perceptual impact on diffuse landscapes. The title itself is an incitement to connect ideas that operate at vastly different scales. Fabric,…

exhibition dates: OCT 30 – DEC 21, 2017

Toru Mitani, Curator

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Soft Thresholds: Projects of RMA Architects, Mumbai

An elephant and its family at the Hathigaon Elephant Village near Jaipur, Rajasthan. Photo: Rahul Mehrotra As a point of entry and exit, a threshold has a dual coding in society as both a physical and symbolic marker of separation and connection. Thresholds are often…

exhibition dates: AUG 21 – OCT 15, 2017

Rahul Mehrotra, Curator

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Still Life: A Harvard GSD Exhibition 2015–2016

The ninth edition of Platform, produced by a faculty-student team, documents student work produced at the Harvard Graduate School of Design (GSD) over the prior year. This edition invokes the still life as a device to organize works from across the School, which are in…

exhibition dates: MAR 20 – MAY 12, 2017

Jennifer Bonner, Curator

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Architectural Ethnography: Atelier Bow-Wow

Atelier Bow-Wow investigates the living condition of people through various fieldwork and design practices. They observe architecture and its environments from a behaviorological point of view and always invent unique visual representations specific to the subject and scope at hand, like the book Graphic Anatomy (Toto, 2007). Their interests…

exhibition dates: JAN 17 – MAR 5, 2017

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New Issues for the Future of the City

Barcelona, Metropolis of Cities The Department of Urban Planning and Design is promoting a wide-ranging debate to highlight the extent to which twenty-first-century ecological, economic, and social issues are giving shape to new urban forms. Concerns for the environment, energy, sustainable mobility, and social equity…

exhibition dates: OCT 27 – DEC 18, 2016

Joan Busquets, Curator

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Towards a Critical Pragmatism: Contemporary Architecture in China

From the last decades of the twentieth century leading up to today, much attention has been paid to the expedient strategies that have driven construction activities in China. Distinct from the shortsighted operations, an experimental phase in Chinese architecture emerged in the early 1990s. Independent…

exhibition dates: AUG 24 – OCT 14, 2016

Xiangning Li, Curator

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Commencement 2016

  Each year we celebrate the achievements of the GSD's graduating class by gathering an exhibition of their work. Although it only provides a glimpse of what these amazing groups of students have created during their studies at Harvard, this exhibition nonetheless presents numerous exemplary…

exhibition dates: MAY 30 – AUG 15, 2016

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New Trajectories: Contemporary Architecture in Croatia and Slovenia

Both Croatia and Slovenia have had a complex cultural, economic, and political history, and now as members of a New Europe are sites of intense, inspiring, and productive architectural and urban debates.  The exhibition focused on innovative practices in architecture and urbanism in Croatia and…

exhibition dates: SEP 8 – OCT 19, 2008

Mariana Ibanez, Curator