EVENTS

EVENTS

EVENTS

April 28

Intersections: Understanding Urbanism in the Global Age

Radcliffe Institute, Knafel Center, 10 Garden Street, Cambridge, MA, 02138

Friday, April 28, 2017 9:00 am

Symposium

Click here to view our recent event “Intersections”, in collaboration with the Radcliffe Institute. Urbanism is a global phenomenon, presenting us with a range of pressing issues to consider—economic, political, and material, but most of all human. Our conference is designed to stimulate a broad-based discussion about “the urban” in the 21st century, a much more […]

April 19

Public Art in the City

Harvard Graduate School of Design

Wednesday, April 19, 2017 10:00 am

Workshop

Public Art In The City is a three-part workshop and lecture program that examines the relationship between designers and visual artists and the politics of intervening in the city. The series will offer students and the public hands-on engagement with methods of intervention and critical debates about how the agency to transform the public realm is […]

April 8

Finding Refuge: Istanbul Berlin

Center for European Studies, 27 Kirkland Street, Cambridge, MA

Saturday, April 8, 2017 9:00 am

Colloquium

Please register for the event here This event will bring together scholars who have been working on the historical and theoretical dimensions of the refugee phenomenon, particularly as it relates to the urban cultures of Istanbul and Berlin. Turkey hosted a significant number of exiles after the rise of National Socialism in Germany, who received […]

April 1

Technology, Ecology, and Urban Nature

Stubbins Room, Gund Hall, Harvard Gradute School of Design, 48 Quincy Street, Cambridge MA

Saturday, April 1, 2017 12:30 pm

Symposium

This event investigates changing theories of nature and the relationship of nature and technology, taking concrete examples of new public open spaces built on the sites of old and often abandoned infrastructure as a point of departure. It will address ideas of the “natural,” wastelands, new varieties of open space, and public engagement. Case Study: […]

March 4

Mumbai: Social Research & Urban Projections

South Asia Institute, Tsai Auditorium, 1730 Cambridge Street, Cambridge, MA 02138

Saturday, March 4, 2017 9:00 am

Conference

Featuring new, largely unpublished work, this one-day conference sets up a dialogue between designers and social scientists. By connecting fine-grained micro studies with broader imaginations for the metropolitan region, we intend to open up new scalar possibilities for Mumbai. Please register for the event here. Schedule 9:00 am Registration and coffee 9:30 am Symposium Introduction […]

February 25

Telling Traces

Harvard Art Museums, 32 Quincy St, Cambridge, MA 02138

Saturday, February 25, 2017 1:00 pm

Panel Discussion

“Telling Traces: Moving through the City in Literature, Film, and Art” will bring together artists, writers, filmmakers, video game designers, and architects to explore how contemporary media comprehend and compose the city by creating narratives of the sensory or personal experience of moving through it. Please register for the event here Schedule 01:00–01:15 PM Welcome […]

February 4

New Food as Urban Agent

Harvard Art Museums, Menschel Hall 32 Quincy St, Cambridge, MA 02138

Saturday, February 4, 2017 10:15 am

Conference

Citizen-driven reforms in food systems are making their urban imprint across the world, in environments as diverse as restaurants in Brooklyn, river valleys in rural Colombia, the urban gardens of Istanbul, or the farmers market of Beirut. While culinary innovations are driven by ever-refining cosmopolitan trends, food is also emerging as a medium of reclamation – of land, knowledge, […]

November 16

Design for Equity 2

Wednesday, November 16, 2016 3:00 pm

Curriculum + Charrette

Boston has a long history of bold planning, and a recent practice of parcel-by-parcel development. Meanwhile, the city – and the region – are experiencing an extraordinary moment of growth in private investment and industry, along with renewed efforts in city-wide planning. Whether considering housing and mobility or arts and culture and global climate change, […]

November 15

Design for Equity 1

290 Congress St #200, Boston, MA 02210

Tuesday, November 15, 2016 8:30 am

Curriculum + Charrette

Design for Equity is a day-long curriculum exploring how racial and social inequity are manifested in urban planning and the built environment, and the tools designers and practitioners can develop to promote more just and inclusive communities. This topic has never been more salient for the City of Boston. The Mayor’s Office of Resilience and […]

October 22

Gentrification by Design 2

Saturday, October 22, 2016 10:00 am

Workshop Series

GENTRIFICATION BY DESIGN – Shaping Neighborhood Change Case Studies 2+3: CHICAGO + PITTSBURGH In what ways can designers seek to influence trajectories of gentrification in American neighborhoods, and on behalf of whom? This workshop—taking place over two Saturdays in October 2016—will bring together graduate students with leading practitioners from three case study cities: Chicago, Los Angeles, […]

October 15

Gentrification by Design 1

Harvard Graduate School of Design

Saturday, October 15, 2016 10:00 am

Workshop Series

A two-part program presenting three case studies – Los Angeles, Pittsburgh, and Chicago – that illustrate varying dynamics of gentrification in American cities today.

October 14

Landscapes of Housing

K050 CGIS, Knafel Building, 1737 Cambridge St, Cambridge MA

Friday, October 14, 2016 10:30 am

Colloquium

LANDSCAPES OF HOUSING How does housing shape landscape, and, in turn, how is it shaped by it? Housing programs lie at the very center of socio-spatial relations and the politics of space. Landscape – broadly defined to include landscape design, ecology, topography, energy infrastructure, aesthetics and ideology – is part of this complex, but its […]

May 2

URBAN INTERMEDIA: THE CITY BETWEEN EXPERIENCE AND INFORMATION

Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study, 3 James St, Cambridge, MA 02138

Monday, May 2, 2016 8:00 am

Workshop

The irreducible complexity of the contemporary urban makes communication and collaboration across disciplinary borders essential, and calls for new intermedial research methods that make it possible to examine multiple factors in unstable conditions from a range of disciplinary perspectives. This daylong workshop engages directly with methods and media of urban research. It explores the ways […]

February 22

RE-THINKING LOCAL: A CROSS-REGIONAL DIALOGUE ABOUT STRATEGIES FOR LOCAL PRACTICE IN CITIES

Monday, February 22, 2016 6:30 pm

“Re-thinking Local” will examine how architects are developing new models of locally-based design practice given the changing realities of urbanization around the world, with a particular focus on South and Southeast Asia. These two public events feature Vo Trong Nghia, the most prolific contemporary architect in Vietnam, and Marina Tabassum, the leading female architect in […]

April 28

Intersections: Understanding Urbanism in the Global Age

Radcliffe Institute, Knafel Center, 10 Garden Street, Cambridge, MA, 02138

Friday, April 28, 2017 9:00 am

Symposium

Click here to view our recent event “Intersections”, in collaboration with the Radcliffe Institute. Urbanism is a global phenomenon, presenting us with a range of pressing issues to consider—economic, political, and material, but most of all human. Our conference is designed to stimulate a broad-based discussion about “the urban” in the 21st century, a much more […]
April 19

Public Art in the City

Harvard Graduate School of Design

Wednesday, April 19, 2017 10:00 am

Workshop

Public Art In The City is a three-part workshop and lecture program that examines the relationship between designers and visual artists and the politics of intervening in the city. The series will offer students and the public hands-on engagement with methods of intervention and critical debates about how the agency to transform the public realm is […]
April 8

Finding Refuge: Istanbul Berlin

Center for European Studies, 27 Kirkland Street, Cambridge, MA

Saturday, April 8, 2017 9:00 am

Colloquium

Please register for the event here This event will bring together scholars who have been working on the historical and theoretical dimensions of the refugee phenomenon, particularly as it relates to the urban cultures of Istanbul and Berlin. Turkey hosted a significant number of exiles after the rise of National Socialism in Germany, who received […]
April 1

Technology, Ecology, and Urban Nature

Stubbins Room, Gund Hall, Harvard Gradute School of Design, 48 Quincy Street, Cambridge MA

Saturday, April 1, 2017 12:30 pm

Symposium

This event investigates changing theories of nature and the relationship of nature and technology, taking concrete examples of new public open spaces built on the sites of old and often abandoned infrastructure as a point of departure. It will address ideas of the “natural,” wastelands, new varieties of open space, and public engagement. Case Study: […]
March 4

Mumbai: Social Research & Urban Projections

South Asia Institute, Tsai Auditorium, 1730 Cambridge Street, Cambridge, MA 02138

Saturday, March 4, 2017 9:00 am

Conference

Featuring new, largely unpublished work, this one-day conference sets up a dialogue between designers and social scientists. By connecting fine-grained micro studies with broader imaginations for the metropolitan region, we intend to open up new scalar possibilities for Mumbai. Please register for the event here. Schedule 9:00 am Registration and coffee 9:30 am Symposium Introduction […]
February 25

Telling Traces

Harvard Art Museums, 32 Quincy St, Cambridge, MA 02138

Saturday, February 25, 2017 1:00 pm

Panel Discussion

“Telling Traces: Moving through the City in Literature, Film, and Art” will bring together artists, writers, filmmakers, video game designers, and architects to explore how contemporary media comprehend and compose the city by creating narratives of the sensory or personal experience of moving through it. Please register for the event here Schedule 01:00–01:15 PM Welcome […]
February 4

New Food as Urban Agent

Harvard Art Museums, Menschel Hall 32 Quincy St, Cambridge, MA 02138

Saturday, February 4, 2017 10:15 am

Conference

Citizen-driven reforms in food systems are making their urban imprint across the world, in environments as diverse as restaurants in Brooklyn, river valleys in rural Colombia, the urban gardens of Istanbul, or the farmers market of Beirut. While culinary innovations are driven by ever-refining cosmopolitan trends, food is also emerging as a medium of reclamation – of land, knowledge, […]
November 16

Design for Equity 2

Wednesday, November 16, 2016 3:00 pm

Curriculum + Charrette

Boston has a long history of bold planning, and a recent practice of parcel-by-parcel development. Meanwhile, the city – and the region – are experiencing an extraordinary moment of growth in private investment and industry, along with renewed efforts in city-wide planning. Whether considering housing and mobility or arts and culture and global climate change, […]
November 15

Design for Equity 1

290 Congress St #200, Boston, MA 02210

Tuesday, November 15, 2016 8:30 am

Curriculum + Charrette

Design for Equity is a day-long curriculum exploring how racial and social inequity are manifested in urban planning and the built environment, and the tools designers and practitioners can develop to promote more just and inclusive communities. This topic has never been more salient for the City of Boston. The Mayor’s Office of Resilience and […]
October 22

Gentrification by Design 2

Saturday, October 22, 2016 10:00 am

Workshop Series

GENTRIFICATION BY DESIGN – Shaping Neighborhood Change Case Studies 2+3: CHICAGO + PITTSBURGH In what ways can designers seek to influence trajectories of gentrification in American neighborhoods, and on behalf of whom? This workshop—taking place over two Saturdays in October 2016—will bring together graduate students with leading practitioners from three case study cities: Chicago, Los Angeles, […]
October 15

Gentrification by Design 1

Harvard Graduate School of Design

Saturday, October 15, 2016 10:00 am

Workshop Series

A two-part program presenting three case studies – Los Angeles, Pittsburgh, and Chicago – that illustrate varying dynamics of gentrification in American cities today.
October 14

Landscapes of Housing

K050 CGIS, Knafel Building, 1737 Cambridge St, Cambridge MA

Friday, October 14, 2016 10:30 am

Colloquium

LANDSCAPES OF HOUSING How does housing shape landscape, and, in turn, how is it shaped by it? Housing programs lie at the very center of socio-spatial relations and the politics of space. Landscape – broadly defined to include landscape design, ecology, topography, energy infrastructure, aesthetics and ideology – is part of this complex, but its […]
May 2

URBAN INTERMEDIA: THE CITY BETWEEN EXPERIENCE AND INFORMATION

Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study, 3 James St, Cambridge, MA 02138

Monday, May 2, 2016 8:00 am

Workshop

The irreducible complexity of the contemporary urban makes communication and collaboration across disciplinary borders essential, and calls for new intermedial research methods that make it possible to examine multiple factors in unstable conditions from a range of disciplinary perspectives. This daylong workshop engages directly with methods and media of urban research. It explores the ways […]
February 22

RE-THINKING LOCAL: A CROSS-REGIONAL DIALOGUE ABOUT STRATEGIES FOR LOCAL PRACTICE IN CITIES

Monday, February 22, 2016 6:30 pm

“Re-thinking Local” will examine how architects are developing new models of locally-based design practice given the changing realities of urbanization around the world, with a particular focus on South and Southeast Asia. These two public events feature Vo Trong Nghia, the most prolific contemporary architect in Vietnam, and Marina Tabassum, the leading female architect in […]