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ChinaGSD Hosts Professor Peter Rowe

In a recent presentation titled “Some Snapshots,” Peter Rowe (professor of architecture and urban design and former GSD dean) gave insight into his vast research on the history of urban housing types and developments in China. The lecture was sponsored by the ChinaGSD student group.

Feb 25, 2013

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Constitutional Modernism: new book by Timothy Hyde

Timothy Hyde (associate professor of architecture) has produced a new book, Constitutional Modernism: Architecture and Civil Society in Cuba, 1933-1959, which examines the complex entanglements between architecture, planning, and law in the Cuban Republic. The announcement is accompanied by a lecture at the Center for Latin American Studies on February 27th and an exhibit of source materials at the Frances Loeb Library.

Feb 19, 2013

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Sam Seidel casts an eye on Innovation Districts

Sam Seidel (MUP) is interested in innovation. Currently a visiting fellow at the GSD, Seidel is holding a series of events investigating Cambridge’s Kendall Square, one of the world’s most successful innovation clusters.

Feb 11, 2013

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Anna Grichting on healing divisions in Cyprus

Anna Grichting Solder (DDes ’08) has introduced a new publication, Stitching the Buffer Zone: Landscapes, Sounds and Trans_Experiences along the Cyprus Green Line, co-authored with Maria Costi de Castrillo, Stephanie Keszi and Georgia Frangoudi.

Feb 11, 2013

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GSD Faculty speaks at [En]Coding Architecture 2013

The architect is no longer an organizer of matter and space, but a designer of systems with multi-layered components and complex relationships. Sanford Kwinter (co-director MDesS and professor of architectural theory and criticism), Panagiotis Michalatos (assistant professor of architectural technology) and Ingeborg Rocker (associate professor of architecture) were at Carnegie Mellon University February 8 and 9 to speak about the the profession's new identity and call to arms at [En]Coding Architecture 2013.

Feb 11, 2013

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Emerging Voices: SO – IL and Mass Design Group

Florian Idenburg’s (adjunct associate professor of architecture) firm SO - IL and Mass Design Group, founded by Michael Murphy (MArch '11) and Alan Ricks (MArch '10), have been named Emerging Voices 2013 by the Architectural League NY.

Feb 9, 2013

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Melany Sun-Min Park on the new domesticity

What does it mean to be "at home" in a context where land and space are both limited and contentious?  Some answers may lie in a new publication released by Melany Sun-Min Park (MDesS ’14): HOME + BOUND: Narratives of Domesticity in Singapore and Beyond, co-edited with Lilian Chee.

Feb 7, 2013

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Retrofitting Suburbia: a popular J-Term for MUPs

A popular J-term for MUPs, “Retrofitting Suburbia,” led by current Loeb Fellows Lynn Richards and Deanna VanBuren, dealt with the possibilities of revitalizing abandoned or underutilized suburban properties. Fourteen students explored policy and design strategies to facilitate and create incentives for redevelopment in the two-day class.

Feb 6, 2013

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