On the surface, inFORMing Justice was a typical event at the GSD: a panel of experts discussing the role of design in building equitable communities with an audience of students, faculty, staff and fellows from across the university. But the seats in Piper Hall were arranged around tables, the panelists spoke from the heart and the audience members were the experts. Read more in the LOEBlog.
Our lives are at stake. BANG! We are living in a moment of crisis that affects everyone. BANG! Everyday across the United States, at least three gunshots are heard. BANG! These gunshots are what The Guardian calls, “fatal encounters.” BANG! BANG! BANG! According to Fatal Encounters,…
The Women in Design (WiD) student group celebrated International Women’s Day in style at the Harvard Unversity Graduate School of Design, engaging students, staff and faculty to think about the role of women in the field. From a photo booth where people could show their support, to writing Wikipedia articles on women designers, video interviews, and a reception in the Loeb Library, the group highlighted the central role women play at the GSD and in the design profession.
Professor Krzysztof Wodiczko’s 2014 work Invisible wounds, which was presented at Galerie Gabrielle Maubrie in Paris last year, was recently acquired by Centre Pompidou.
Harvard Magazine recently published an article by Stephanie Garlock called "Good Design: A Public Interest Movement Redefines Architecture," in which the author provides a critical analysis of socially progressive and pro bono architecture practices today.
Caroline James (MArch ’14, associate at Maryanne Thompson Architects and LOEBlogger) and her colleague Arielle Assouline-Lichten (MArch ’13) will receive the Tribune award at the Beverly Willis Architecture Foundation Leadership Awards Gala on February 26. Read more on the LOEBlog.
Private investment in public park assets is being seen as a win-win situation for budget-challenged urban areas, and indeed it has worked well for existing jewels like Central Park in NYC. But as Inga Saffron (LF ’12) points out in her commentary in the New Republic, there’s a downside as well. Read more in the LOEBlog.
Architecture and the Territory: Cairos informal settlements and community networks with Diane Singerman
Last week's Aga Khan lecture, the first in Harvard Graduate School of Design's spring lecture series, explored the interaction between globalization, resistance, space and urban design in Cairo.
Deidre Schmidt (LF ’08) and Matt Nohn (LF ’14) are working with policymakers in Indonesia to formulate a comprehensive and integrated housing framework to meet the needs of a rapidly urbanizing population. More in the LOEBlog.
Among the “9 Women Who Are Rocking Public Interest Design” listed in Architizer last week are 3 GSD alums and a Loeb Fellow. Liz Ogbu (MArch ‘04), Marika Shioiri-Clark (MArch ’11), Chelina Odbert (MUP ’07) and Deanna VanBuren (LF ’12) are in practice, in academia and even in prisons–building, convening, researching and listening to the needs of communities to tackle social problems on every continent. Read more about them. Photo courtesy of Lee Romney, LA Times.