August 24, 2017 - Harvard University Graduate School of Design - Fall 2017 public program
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August 24, 2017
August 24, 2017

Harvard University Graduate School of Design

James Welling, 0053, 2017. Image courtesy of the artist and David Zwirner, New York / London.

Fall 2017 public program
August 31–November 29, 2017

Harvard University
Graduate School of Design
48 Quincy St
Cambridge, MA 02138

The Harvard Graduate School of Design (GSD) announces its fall 2017 public program, which begins next Thursday, August 31 with a talk by artist Luisa Lambri, in conversation with architect Mark Lee, co-artistic director of the 2017 Chicago Architecture Biennial. The Fall 2017 program continues the following Tuesday, September 5 with Tomas Koolhaas and the US premiere of his documentary, Rem

On Thursday, September 14, the school will be presenting a symposium entitled “New Materialisms: Histories Make Practice | Practices Make History” as part of the Chicago Architecture Biennial.

Other events on the GSD’s fall 2017 schedule include:

A lecture by the GSD’s Rahul Mehrotra celebrating the opening of his GSD exhibition, Soft Thresholds, on Wednesday, September 6. The exhibition and lecture will survey the work of Mehrotra’s firm, RMA Architects, and the compulsive drive of the practice to construct soft thresholds—through research, engagement with the city, and making of architecture.

On Tuesday, September 12, Iwan Baan discusses his documentation of John Portman, in parallel to an exhibition of Baan’s work on view at the GSD this fall

Architect Simon Allford on Monday, September 18

Architects Clare Lyster and Mason White, in conversation with the GSD’s Charles Waldheim, on Tuesday, October 3

Landscape architect Teresa Moller on Thursday, October 5

The School’s second Black in Design Conferenceorganized by the GSD’s African American Student Union, to be held Friday through Sunday, October 6 through 8, with keynote by DeRay Mckessontickets available

A symposium on I. M. Pei, planned in collaboration with the M+ museum in Hong Kong, on Thursday and Friday, October 12 and 13, the first of two linked symposia on Pei in fall 2017

Artist Liam Gillick on Monday, October 16

Social theorist Richard Sennett on Tuesday, October 17

Architect Odile Decq on Thursday, October 26

Architects Anna Neimark and Andrew Atwood on Monday, October 30

Landscape architect Toru Mitani presenting the annual Daniel Urban Kiley Lecture on Tuesday, October 31, in parallel with a concurrent exhibition of his work at the School this fall

Architect and designer Patricia Urquiola on Thursday, November 2

Architect Malkit Shoshan on Monday, November 6, introducing a concurrent exhibition of work by Shoshan and her architectural think tank FAST (Foundation for Achieving Seamless Territory)

Architect Michelle Chang on Tuesday, November 7, and the GSD’s Jorge Silvetti reflecting on the legacy of the late Eduard Sekler later that day

Architect Erik L’Heureux, winner of the GSD’s 2015 Wheelwright Prize, on Thursday, November 9, with a discussion of his two years of Wheelwright Prize travel and research

Artist James Welling on Monday, November 13

Architectural researcher Ronald Rael on Tuesday, November 14

Landscape theorist Michael Jakob on Thursday, November 16

Design innovator Harry West on Monday, November 27

Architect Junya Ishigami on Wednesday, November 29

The GSD’s fall 2017 program schedule will be posted in full at in the coming weeks.

All events, with the exception of the Chicago Architecture Biennial symposium, are held at the GSD’s Gund Hall on Harvard’s campus in Cambridge, Massachusetts (48 Quincy Street, Cambridge, MA 02138). Unless otherwise noted, all are free and open to the public and are recorded and posted to the School’s YouTube channel.


All inquiries and requests for accommodations should be directed to: events [​at​]

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