Exhibitions

Past Exhibitions

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CoDesign at the GSD

“CoDesign at the GSD” showcases engaged-design pedagogy and methodologies to improve Boston public realms in partnership with local…

exhibition dates: JAN 14 – MAR 1, 2020

Lily Song, Curator

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A Giant Among Us

Text by Yueyan Li (MArch '21) and Son Vu (MArch '21), winners of the 2019 Clifford Wong Prize in Housing It is hard to get in and out of Somerville, and true public spaces are few and far between. Though several nodes do exist,…

exhibition dates: JAN 14 – MAR 1, 2020

Yueyan Li and Son Vu, Curators

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Love in a Mist

Love in a Mist: The Politics of Fertility explores several evolving narratives on the spaces and politics of fertility, triggered by the “heartbeat bill,” which recently passed into law in states such as Mississippi, Kentucky, and Georgia to criminalize abortions from as early as six…

exhibition dates: OCT 28 – DEC 20, 2019

Malkit Shoshan, Curator

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Grayscale

“Grayscale” is based on an architecture thesis by Khoa Vu (MArch '19) of the same title. Thesis advisor: Preston Scott Cohen Grayscale is a term used in computation to describe the range of gray shades from white to black. As a framework for design,…

exhibition dates: OCT 28 – DEC 20, 2019

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End. Words from the Margins—New York City

In this exhibition, more than six hundred photographs, accompanied by maps and drawings, document a journey on foot along the natural edges of the five boroughs of New York City. Together, they create an original image of the most iconic and represented city in the…

exhibition dates: OCT 30 – DEC 20, 2019

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Style Worry or #FOMO

Reyner Banham once described the proliferation of styles after a waning epoch as “style worry,” an anxiety where the architect must decide how to go about choosing one style out of many. Today this anxiety has shifted to a worry better characterized as fear of missing…

exhibition dates: OCT 28 – DEC 20, 2019

Max Kuo, Curator

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A Hole in the Wall

Art historian Heinrich Wölfflin once characterized painterly architecture as a collection of “broad, vague masses.” This installation adopts a similar attitude towards form. Three eight-foot tall curved walls divide the Frances Loeb Library into smaller rooms. To design the masses, the project employs inpainting, a…

exhibition dates: AUG 30 – OCT 20, 2019

Michelle Chang, Curator

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From Fallow

Vacant lots have long vexed cities—especially the architects, landscape architects, urban designers, and planners working in them. In the past few decades hundreds of design ideas for abandoned property have emerged. Some remain purely speculative, while others have been tested and implemented. Meanwhile, neither the…

exhibition dates: AUG 26 – OCT 13, 2019

Jill Desimini, Curator

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Shinohara Kazuo: ModernNext

For much of his career, Shinohara Kazuo built beautiful single-family houses that have reconfigured and enriched our understanding of domesticity, tradition, form, language, scale, nature, and the city. He famously declared “A house is a work of art” just as the Metabolists, who were his…

exhibition dates: AUG 26 – OCT 11, 2019

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Thing Tank: 18 Design Fictions

The world of things is more than the body of everyday equipment that accompanies our lives: It is a laboratory where the intentions of makers and marketers collide with unstable scenarios of past, present, and future use. The Thing Tank explores this terrain of contact…

exhibition dates: MAY 29 – AUG 4, 2019

By Renee Tapp
Jeffrey Schnapp, Curator