All Exhibitions

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In the Life of Cities

What is it that gives places their individual qualities and defines the life of a city? Architects and urbanists are accustomed to describing and creating the organizational structures, the layouts and physical attributes of our cities. But what are the relations between the design of…

exhibition dates: AUG 29 – SEP 30, 2012

Gareth Doherty, Curator

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Participation: Empowerment in Practice

Traditionally, decisions about design and planning have incorporated limited public input. This top-down process has been questioned at various times in the twentieth century through alternative participatory strategies. But the promise of participation has not been realized at a large scale. Now, at the beginning…

exhibition dates: APR 19 – JUL 24, 2012

Michael Hooper, Curator

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Hélène Binet: Encounters with Cities

“Every time I photograph a space there is a history, and often this history is connected to the city.” While busy photographing architecture over the past twenty-eight years, Hélène Binet (b. Sorengo, 1959) has unwittingly been encountering the cities in which the architecture is situated.

exhibition dates: MAR 5 – JUL 23, 2012

Gareth Doherty, Curator

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Protosurfaces: Mathematical Experiments in Spacial Design

For designers, mathematics presents both the promise of control and the challenge of constraint. The working models presented here are products of an ongoing seminar at the GSD that confronts this productive tension between the freedom of design and the logic of geometry. In particular,…

exhibition dates: FEB 12 – MAY 21, 2012

Andrew Witt, Curator

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Platform 4 Exhibtion

March 19, 2012–May 17, 2012 Eric Howeler, Curator On March 11, 2011, an 8.9 magnitude earthquake off the eastern coast of Japan sent 40 foot high waves crashing into the coastal city of Miyako, overwhelming the tsunami barriers and damaging the Fukushima Nuclear…

exhibition dates: MAR 19 – MAY 17, 2012

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Building Geometry: Mathematical Models and the History of Surface

The visualization of complex surface geometry common in contemporary architectural practice and pedagogy has a history prior to its appearance as a product of contemporary digital tools. The methods of geometric analysis developed in the nineteenth century by mathematicians such as Gaspard Monge (1746–1818) in…

exhibition dates: FEB 1 – MAR 12, 2012

Andrew Witt, Curator

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Dispatches from the GSD: 075 Years of Design

August 22, 2011–December 22, 2011 Peter Christiansen, curator Anniversaries offer the opportunity to consider the past as an active interlocutor with the present and the future. For the GSD, this means foregrounding an array of agents—people, events, objects, and ideas—in a rich institutional history…

exhibition dates: AUG 22 – DEC 22, 2011

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The Rebuild Foundation

Artists have the capacity to move conversations out of the realm of the theoretical and into the domain of the hyper-real. A space where gestural moments are both poetic and pragmatic. The projects that I am working on in Chicago, St. Louis and in other…

exhibition dates: APR 1 – MAY 31, 2011