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Barbara Epstein
Barbara Epstein is a writer, editor and consultant working with nonprofit, academic and community organizations. Her former roles include program administrator of the Coexistence Program at Brandeis University, senior program associate at the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Community Health Leadership Program, analyst at Abt Associates and clinical social worker and program administrator. She is past president of the Arsenal Center for the Arts and led the organization from development through successful start-up of operations. She is also an artist with a studio in Watertown.
Posts by Barbara Epstein

Doebele Fellow in DC

Doebele Fellow Andrew Quinche (MUP/MLA 2019) is getting an immersion education in how governmental agencies work and collaborate. Plus he has the satisfaction of knowing his research will contribute to shaping the input from two agencies–the DC Office of Planning … read more

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The Loeb Year in Review

The 46th Loeb Fellowship year was marked by important milestones, not least of which was a changing of the guard. In 2015, the Loeb Fellowship welcomed John Peterson, LF ’06, as its new curator. Peterson, the founder of Public Architecture, … read more

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Border Crossing

When journalist Patti Brown (LF ’10) covered the annual cross border musical event called Fandango Fronterizo in San Diego and Tijuana, her Loeb connection with Jim Brown (LF ’09) and his wife Isabel netted her a place to stay and … read more

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Street Level Washington, DC

Doebele Fellow Andres Quinche (MUP/MLA ’19) is walking the streets of Washington, DC, as part of his work with the DC Office of Planning this summer on two meaningful research projects. His update on his activities is in the Harvard … read more

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Happy Birthday Streetsblog!

Ten years ago, Aaron Naparstek (LF ’12), along with Mark Gorton and videographer Clarence Eckerson, set about to shake up the status quo that privileged motor vehicles over every other form of transportation and put pedestrians and bikers at risk … read more

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Deanna Van Buren Awarded Echoing Green Fellowship

Deanna Van Buren (LF '13) and her business partner Kyle Rawlins have been awarded an Echoing Green Fellowship for their organization Designing Justice + Designing Spaces. They launched the architecture and real estate development practice to redress equities in the built … read more

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The International Kitchen Garden

When he launched the UN rooftop garden in 2015, Arif Khan (LF ’16), demonstrated how a simple idea and a relatively small intervention could have large ramifications in setting “an example for urban land stewardship in the heart of Manhattan.” … read more

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Memorials for the Future Finalists Announced

It was a mini Loeb reunion at the recent event to announce the 4 finalists of the Memorials for the Future design competition. Marcel Acosta (LF ’01) represented the National Capital Planning Commission, one of the sponsors, and Brent Leggs … read more

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Deanna Van Buren: Like an Aspen

Deanna Van Buren’s (LF ' 13) projects have the tendency to send out runners and grow new forms, even before they’re fully mature.

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MudWorks in Venice

“Modernity is not a question of how old a material is or how new but it’s a question of the design language and how to meet the needs and aspirations of the people in the coming generations.” —Anna Heringer For … read more

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