Exhibitions

On View

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Representation First (!!!), Then Architecture

Current tendencies in the discipline suggest a split between two opposing architectural projects: the easy project versus the difficult project. Primarily related to architecture’s form, this oversimplification of the divide might also be used to identify developments in representation: cheap and fast one-point perspectives with…

exhibition dates: APR 1 – MAY 17, 2019

Jennifer Bonner, Edward Wang and Alexandru Vilcu, Curators

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Multiple Miamis

The “Multiple Miamis” exhibition encompasses research and studio work undertaken by students studying landscape architecture, urban design, and architecture at the Harvard Graduate School of Design. Directed by Chris Reed and Sean Canty under the Future of the American Cities Initiative, the eponymous…

exhibition dates: APR 1 – MAY 17, 2019

Sean Canty, Chris Reed, Zishen Wen and Ting Liang, Curators

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Now Arriving: A Transit Landscape for Manhattan

“Now Arriving: A Transit Landscape for Manhattan” presents the work of the eponymous Fall 2018 option studio, led by Gary Hilderbrand—the third in a series examining technological, operational, and spatial changes to mobility and public realm patterns in Manhattan. This studio and exhibition…

exhibition dates: APR 1 – MAY 17, 2019

Gary R. Hilderbrand, Curator

Past Exhibitions

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How to Model a Mountain

Complementing main exhibition “Mountains and the Rise of Landscape,” Ed Eigen curates “How to Model a Mountain,” on display in Frances Loeb Library.

exhibition dates: JAN 28 – MAR 17, 2019

Edward Eigen, Curator

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enGENDERing Urban Equity: Inclusive Design Strategies in Argentina

Curated by Chelina Odbert How can participatory planning and design morph cities into places that genuinely work for all genders? The product of Chelina Odbert's Fall 2018 option studio “Gendering Urban Development,” this exhibition showcases the output of a collaborative and participatory planning and design process…

exhibition dates: JAN 28 – MAR 17, 2019

Chelina Odbert, Curator

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The Veronica Rudge Green Prize in Urban Design: The High Line

In 2017, Friends of the High Line were awarded the Veronica Rudge Green Prize in Urban Design. The exhibition celebrating this award aims to re-create the spatial and rhythmic experience of walking along the High Line, where billboards and buildings frame and re-frame elevated perceptions of the city. Here the physical and process-oriented…

exhibition dates: NOV 1 – DEC 21, 2018

Stephen Gray, Curator

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Outside the Lines: Across Disciplines with Harvard’s Design Engineers

Harvard’s recently launched Master in Design Engineering program is a first-of-its-kind synthesis of future-oriented strategic design, cross-scalar imagination, and rigorous engineering. In this exhibit, we reveal some methods and products of this unique experiment in systemic solutions that cross fields and address issues ranging from food networks…

exhibition dates: NOV 1 – DEC 20, 2018

Andrew Witt, Curator

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How to See Architecture: Bruno Zevi (MArch ’42)

This exhibition begins with a 1941 student memo to the GSD, entitled “An Opinion on Architecture.” In this memo, Bruno Zevi, along with other student authors, states the importance of discourse in architecture in general, specifically calling upon GSD students to create their own publication.

exhibition dates: NOV 1 – DEC 20, 2018

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New Student Fellowships @ the GSD

Through the Grounded Visionaries campaign, the GSD endowed 25 new fellowships—an increase of 60 percent. We are very grateful to the many individuals, corporations, and foundations that have stepped up to support financial aid for students. These fellowships help broaden the diversity of the…

exhibition dates: NOV 1 – DEC 20, 2018

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Urban Intermedia: City, Archive, Narrative

“Urban Intermedia: City, Archive, Narrative,” the culmination of a four-year investigation funded by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, argues that the complexity of contemporary urban societies and environments makes communication and collaboration across professional boundaries and academic disciplines essential. Four research projects, focused respectively on…

exhibition dates: AUG 27 – OCT 14, 2018

Eve Blau and Robert Pietrusko, Curators

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Names, Things, Cities: Divine Comedy

Nomi, Cose, Città. Divina Commedia.   The exhibition deconstructs the Divina Commedia in singular elements that are part of specific categories, and creates a visual archive of one of the most famous long narrative poems in the world. Every illustrated image refers to main characters as well as objects, atmospheric agents,…

exhibition dates: AUG 28 – OCT 14, 2018

Francesca Benedetto, Curator

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Dazibao

Dazibao (大字报;  Chinese: “big character report”)  proposes a selection of 360 student drawings spanning a decade of GSD option studios taught by George L. Legendre.  Themes include the legacy of High Modernism (“Mies Immersion II,” 2009), form vs. function (“Real and Imaginary Variables: Art Spaces,”…

exhibition dates: AUG 28 – OCT 14, 2018

George L. Legendre, Curator

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Inside Architecture

Organized by artist Luisa Lambri, with Mark Lee, Chair of the Department of Architecture and Professor in Practice of Architecture. Based on a workshop conducted by artist Luisa Lambri in January 2018, this exhibition features students' photographs of the interior of Harvard University's Carpenter Center designed by Le Corbusier. The project…

exhibition dates: AUG 31 – OCT 14, 2018

Mark Lee, Contributor