All Exhibitions

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Landformation Catalogue

March 26 – May 15, 2015 Zaneta Hong and Michael Leighton Beaman, curators Ground is both site and material for design intervention. Through a systematic manipulation of the landscape, humans account for the fastest geological transformation of the Earth’s surface in its 4.54…

exhibition dates: MAR 26 – MAY 15, 2015

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Icons of Knowledge: Architecture and Symbolism in National Libraries

Monumental in scale, dominated by nationalistic ambitions and overwhelming with architectural details, national libraries are amongst the most symbolic icons of modern day countries. Despite the rapid digitization of print, nations are vehemently investing resources in the construction of buildings that will project their cultural…

exhibition dates: FEB 2 – MAR 22, 2015

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Habitation in Extreme Environments

The extreme climatic conditions of the North introduce a design paradox for architects. The fragile environmental conditions require incisive designs that respond to irregular loading from strong winds, heavy snowfalls, avalanche risk zones, and extreme cold. These phenomena are often instantaneous, sudden, and unpredictable. Risk…

exhibition dates: FEB 2 – MAR 22, 2015

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DUALISMS

ÁBALOS +SENTKIEWICZ arquitectos January 19 – March 8, 2014 Iñaki Ábalos, Renata Sentkiewicz, curators Much historic architecture often takes its composite tension from two theoretically incompatible morphological organizations that correspond to different disciplines or languages. This composite-tension technique usually involves the union…

exhibition dates: JAN 19 – MAR 8, 2015

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Temporary Accumulations: Last Suppers (An Investigative Dining Experience)

by Scott Valentine (MDes ADPD '16) Using the intimate setting of a dinner party as a point of departure, Last Supper’s is an on-going investigation discussing capital punishment’s shortcomings in contemporary society.  An open reservation system was distributed throughout the institution and invited to RSVP…

exhibition dates: FEB 4 – MAR 6, 2015

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More Than Mere Practicality

Elizabeth Bacon Eager, PhD candidate and Bryan Norwood, PhD candidate, curators Embracing the rise of second-wave modernism in mid-century America, Harvard transformed its campus and its design curriculum in the midst of what John Coolidge (the Fogg Museum’s director from 1948-1972) called “an unprecedented moment…

exhibition dates: NOV 3, 2014 – JAN 20, 2015

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Ocean State

Resilience is typically a value associated with the scale of an ecosystem. This view overlooks the potential of resilience as an embedded micro-condition, which amalgamates through biological evidence. By nature competitive, plants emerge and ‘spring back’ based on regimes of disturbance that warrant their use…

exhibition dates: NOV 3, 2014 – JAN 20, 2015

Rosetta S. Elkin, Curator

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A Sustainable Future for Exuma: A Traveling Toolbox

This multi-year research and education project is a collaboration among the Government of The Bahamas, the Bahamas National Trust (BNT), and the GSD. The goal is to facilitate the design and management of a more sustainable future for the Exuma archipelago, and The Bahamas more…

exhibition dates: NOV 12 – JAN 17, 2015

Gareth Doherty, Curator

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Grounded Visionaries: Pedagogy and Practice

The intellectual and imaginative contributions of the Harvard Graduate School of Design are exemplary, global, and distinct. These contributions—whether by alumni, faculty, or students—engage with the realms of ideas and implementation, design and impact. We believe strongly in the value of learning from and caring…

exhibition dates: AUG 25 – DEC 28, 2014

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Grounded Visionaries: Writing Practice, Special Collections

Designers communicate their ideas not only through drawings and built works but also through writing. Books and essays have translated the ideals and understanding of the built environment worldwide throughout the centuries. From the systematic exposition of principles and elements of architecture in the sixteenth…

exhibition dates: SEP 8 – OCT 19, 2014