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Sanford Kwinter wins Arts and Letters Award in Architecture

Last week the American Academy of Arts and Letters announced the recipients of its 2013 architecture awards. Sanford Kwinter (professor of architectural theory and criticism and co-director, master in design studies program) is being recognized for contributing to “ideas in architecture through any medium of expression.”

Apr 24, 2013


Gender politics at Pritzker: the Denise Scott Brown petition

A campaign to press the Pritzker committee to retroactively include Denise Scott Brown in the 1991 prize awarded to her creative partner and husband Robert Venturi continues to pick up steam, thanks to recent attention from the New York Times, the Huffington Post and the New Yorker. The petition was started by Arielle Assouline-Lichten (MArch ’13) and Caroline James (MArch ‘14).

Apr 23, 2013


Public Space at the GSD

The recent Putting Public Space in its Place conference brought scholars, practitioners, and activists together to discuss and debate public spaces.

Apr 12, 2013


Carpenter Center turns 50

This spring the Carpenter Center is celebrating its 50th anniversary. The event is marked with lectures, public talks, and a new exhibition at the GSD's Loeb library.

Apr 11, 2013


Thomas Heatherwicks view

Admitted students were treated to a journey inside the mind of a protean designer when Thomas Heatherwick spoke at the conclusion of Open House last Friday. In his introduction, Dean Mohsen Mostafavi called Heatherwick “one of the exciting people crossing boundaries between art, architecture, engineering. Not only is his work innovative for the different scales it represents; he gives us new ways to view daily items: from a bus to a master plan.”

Apr 10, 2013


Sara Hendren on the hidden values in technological design

The design of technical objects often shapes their use, and can have political, social, and cultural consequences. A talk at N.Y.U. by Sara Hendren (MDesS ‘13, researcher in the Program on Art and the Public Domain and fellow at metaLAB) and Geoffrey Bowker (professor of informatics at U.C. Irvine) investigates the ways in which values become embodied in technological design and what efforts we might make to challenge maladaptive structures.

Apr 8, 2013


Aggregate Collaborative awarded Connection Grant

The Aggregate Architectural History Collaborative—a group of thirteen architectural historians that includes associate professors Ed Eigen and Timothy Hyde—has received a Connection Grant from Canada’s Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council. The generous funding will allow the group to launch Aggregate Online in fall 2013.

Apr 8, 2013

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