Exhibitions

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Plantation Futures: Foregrounding Lost Narratives

Masters in Landscape Architecture, AP Thesis Prize, 2023 Advised by Rosalea Monacella Oak Alley Plantation, located in Louisiana, is the most famous and visited plantation in the United States. Today the plantation is preserved as a cultural landscape reflecting and glorifying the values of…

exhibition dates: NOV 3, 2023 – MAR 23, 2024

Past Exhibitions

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Sixteen Student Stools

Economic growth, material extraction, and greenhouse gas emissions have a near-99 percent correlation. Building is an act of climate change. This exhibition draws increased attention to climate change pedagogy at the Graduate School of Design by showcasing sixteen student-designed stools from the MArch core course,…

exhibition dates: NOV 1 – DEC 21, 2023

Jonathan Grinham, Curator

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Planning @ 100

Highlighting some of the key people and activities associated with planning education at Harvard, this exhibition traces Harvard’s pivotal role in shaping planning education and practice. While the first course in city planning at Harvard was offered in 1909, it was in 1923 when the…

exhibition dates: OCT 27 – DEC 21, 2023

Ann Forsyth, Curator

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Aamha//قمحة: Uncovering Beirut’s Phantom Ecologies

The National Institutes of Health defines a phantom limb as the perception of pain or discomfort in a limb that is no longer there. This project explores the notion of phantom limbs in urban environments, investigating what has been forgotten, gone unseen, or been left…

exhibition dates: AUG 19 – OCT 22, 2023

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Stories That Take Me Home

In conjunction with the Black in Design 2023 Conference, “The Black Home”  Across languages and cultures, the notion of home resonates universally as a sanctuary, a refuge, and a testament to our deep connection with a specific place—a…

exhibition dates: SEP 1 – OCT 18, 2023

Dora Mugerwa and Kai Walcott, Curators
Cory Henry, Faculty Advisor

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The Book in the Age of …

Since the invention of the codex in antiquity, to the emergence of today’s global publishing industry, transformations of the book are entangled with evolutions of modernity. Following the argument of Marshall McLuhan, Gutenberg’s movable-type printing press yielded not only a Bible, but also created a…

exhibition dates: SEP 1 – OCT 15, 2023

Irma Boom, Phillip Denny and Remment Koolhaas, Curators

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Multihyphenation

Multihyphenation is a compound term referring to alternate modes of creative production: “Collab” culture; “brand X brand” projects; and multiple, or even opaque styles of attribution and ownership among the individuals, studios, and practices that engage in such work. For them, the “body of work”…

exhibition dates: AUG 30 – OCT 11, 2023

Sean Canty, Zeina Koreitem and John May, Curators

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Upon Concrete: Retrofitting Architecture With Malleability

by Hangsoo Jeong (MArch ’22) — Recipient of the Peter Rice Prize Throughout history, architecture has evolved and advanced in parallel with the technical development of reinforcements. With the innovations of processing and shaping smelted metals and the development of reinforced concrete structural systems,…

exhibition dates: MAR 27 – JUL 23, 2023

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Commencement Exhibition 2023

This begets that. This is a group of students who have spent years together at the Harvard University Graduate School of Design (GSD). That is the world out there. This is the always changing route that our students have taken to get here. That is the compass that each of them will set on their way forward. This is the…

exhibition dates: MAY 23 – JUL 23, 2023

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Research & Writing as Practice: Peter Rowe

Research & Writing as Practice: Peter Rowe, Raymond Garbe Professor of Architecture and Urban Design and Harvard University Distinguished Service Professor at the Harvard Graduate School of Design (GSD) This exhibition celebrates four decades of the academic oeuvre…

exhibition dates: MAR 27 – MAY 12, 2023

By Peter Rowe
Rahul Mehrotra, Curator

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American Architecture (Model)

OFFICE Kersten Geers David Van Severen American Architecture (Model) aspires to foreground the mythical cornerstone of American constitutional democracy-freedom of expression. Evoking the tradition of a soapbox or public square, the pavilion provides a dedicated space for communal discourse and debate. At a time when…

exhibition dates: JUL 18, 2022 – APR 1, 2023