Scales of the Earth, edited by El Hadi Jazairy, 2011.
Volume 4 of New Geographies proposes that the development of satellite technologies has produced a new “geography from above”—the home, the city, entire territories, the Earth itself, the Moon, Mars, and beyond—redefining modes of representation, subjectivities, and design practices.
Contributors include: Jack Dangermond, Hashim Sarkis, Marc Angelil and Cary Siress, Christophe Girot, Mark Dorrian, @jdsarchitects and @rneiheiser , @mvrdv Stephen Graham, Alex MacLean, Ola Soderstrom, @stuartelden, @de_monchaux, Robin Kelsey, Nathalie Roseau, Frederic Pousin, Kelly Shannon, Bruno de Meulder and Annelies de Nijs, Theo Deutinger, Paul Kingsbury and John Paul Jones III, Nina Edwards and @peder.anker
Graphic Design: @lb_office .
Landscapes of Energy, edited by Rania Ghosn, 2010.
Volume 2 of New Geographies spatializes and materializes the concept of energy and maps some of the physical, social, and representational geographies of oil in particular. By making visible this infrastructure, Landscapes of Energy is an invitation to articulate design’s environmental agency and its possible scales of intervention.
Contributors include: Ivan Illich, John May, Carola Hein, Gavin Bridge, Abdellatif Benachenhou and El Hadi Jazairy, Santiago del Hierro and Gary Leggett, Andrew Barry, @centerforlanduseinterpretation, Geoffrey Thün and @kathyvelikov, Martin Melosi, Maria Kaika, @bldgblog, Pierre Bélanger, @kazys_varnelis and Robert Sumrell, Jean Robert, Mirko Zardini.
On April 11, the GSD celebrated impacts of our #GroundedVisionaries Campaign with an immersive event experience in Piper Auditorium. Over 150 alumni, donors, students, faculty, and staff were in attendance, and speakers included: #Harvard University President Drew Faust; GSD Dean Mohsen Mostafavi; Campaign Co-Chairs John Irving (AB ’83, MBA ’89) & Phil Harrison (AB ’86, MArch ’93); students Natasha Hicks (MUP ’19, MDes ’19) and Zeerak Ahmed (MDE ’18); Profs Sawako Kaijima; Andrew Witt (MDes ’02, MArch ’07); Silvia Benedito (MAUD ’04); Danielle Choi (MLA ’08); Toni L. Griffin (LF ’98); and Andres Sevtsuk.
Scroll➡️ to view a few of the evening’s highlights. For more about the Campaign, please visit GroundedVisionaries.org #harvardgsd
Live Feed: Platform will be on view at Harvard GSD (@HarvardGSD) until May 11. The exhibition expands upon concepts developed for the tenth edition of the publication "Platform"—the GSD's annual compendium of select student work, events, lectures, and exhibitions.
From the curators: “We confront a central paradox: the “live feeds” of our lives are exponentially more mediated than the analog forms of documentation they are so quickly replacing and erasing. This fact, in combination with the rapid manipulability endemic to all electronic media, now presents us, its users, with radically new conditions of knowledge and imagination. Under these conditions, real-time platforms for meaningful self-expression and fictionalization are inextricably tied to the novel consequences—political, ethical, epistemological—of a world in which distortion, simulation, and manipulation are often indistinguishable from their opposite. The difference between context and content collapses; the resolution of things is called into question.”
Photograph by Justin Knight, courtesy of Harvard University.
Wonderful lunch conversation with @AdamGordonHolding . Insightful discussion over adaptable reuse, logistic market as well as career advice for fresh graduate. Thx RED! #harvardgsd#realestate#businessinsight
An upcoming symposium entitled “What is a School? (of Architecture, Landscape, Art, and Urbanism),” kicks off on Friday, April 27 at the Daniels Faculty of Architecture (@UofTDaniels) with a keynote lecture featuring Nader Tehrani (@NADAAAinc), Michael Maltzan (@MichaelMaltzanArchitecture), and Shohei Shigematsu (@Shohei_Shigematsu), with Sara Diamond as a respondent.
A series of lectures on April 28 will explore the school as a political platform, the school as an incubator, and the school as a curatorial space. The symposium will close with a lecture featuring Mark Jarzombek and Joan Ockman entitled Designs on the University.
Attendance to the event is free.
Photograph by Josh O. (@Jo5h_).