Exhibitions

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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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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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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

Past Exhibitions

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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

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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 and Edward Wang, 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 and Chris Reed, 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

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Platform 11: Setting the Table

The Platform exhibition represents a year in the life of Harvard University's Graduate School of Design. Produced annually, the exhibition highlights a selection of work from the disciplines of architecture, landscape architecture, urban planning and design, and design engineering. It exposes a rich and varied pedagogical…

exhibition dates: MAR 25 – MAY 17, 2019

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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