All Exhibitions

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Virtual Commencement Exhibition 2020

Message From the Dean Each year, we celebrate the achievements of the Harvard University Graduate School of Design’s graduating class by organizing an exhibition of their work. In the space of a physical exhibition, it is only possible to provide a glimpse of the excellent…

exhibition dates: MAY 27, 2020 – MAY 26, 2021

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Thesis Exhibition 2020

The first online gallery of thesis work from the Harvard Graduate School of Design showcases projects by 2020 graduating students. View the gallery…

exhibition dates: MAY 27, 2020 – MAY 26, 2021

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2020 Election Day at Gund Hall

During voting cycles, Gund Hall transforms into the polling station for Ward-Precinct 7-3 in the City of Cambridge. Typically, the Harvard Graduate School of Design sets up a small area within Gund, and voting booths are packed tightly and the life of the school continues…

exhibition dates: NOV 3 – NOV 4, 2020

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First the Forests

This exhibition explores the complex and intertwined layers of knowledge—sciences, history, aesthetics, and material culture—that are embedded in the seemingly simple undertaking of planting, whether a large forest, an urban park, or a garden. It does so through documenting the creative process of the…

exhibition dates: JAN 20 – MAR 15, 2020

Anita Berrizbeitia and Gunther Vogt, Curators

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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

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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