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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

A Creative, Political, Pedagogic ACT!

While finishing the last semester of her MLA, blogger Azzura Cox reflected on recent highlights of the term (besides being named a 2016 National Olmsted Scholar), including the ambitious conference organized by Alejandro Echeverri, ACT! People Design Politics, Politics Design People. The … read more

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Community Engaged Design

The conversation about Good Intentions and the Aesthetics of Privilege (Loeb Lecture as group discussion 2016) continues in NextCity's "How Community-Engaged Design Is Changing Development." The article cites Project Row Houses' efforts to support neighborhood control of future development in Third Ward Houston (Rick Lowe, LF … read more

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CNT Seeks Chief Executive Officer

Center for Neighborhood Technology in Chicago -- the 2009 recipient of the MacArthur Foundation Award for Creative and Effective Institutions--seeks a new CEO to lead its work to transform America’s cities into equitable communities. Through analysis, policy change, demonstrations, strategic … read more

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Announcing the 2017 Loeb Fellows

The Loeb Fellowship at the Harvard Graduate School of Design is pleased to announce the 2017 class of Loeb Fellows. This year’s diverse group of outstanding professionals is disrupting political exclusion in refugee camps, overturning longstanding social inequities in rust-belt … read more

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Azzurra Cox is 2016 National Olmsted Scholar

LOEBlogger Azzurra Cox (MLA1 ’17) has made us proud:  the Landscape Architecture Foundation has named her a 2016 National Olmsted Scholar. The $25,000 graduate prize will enable Cox to continue her research to develop a vision for the revival of Greenwood … read more

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Jennifer Siegal: On the Move

As the first American woman to win the arcVision 2016 Women and Architecture Prize, Jennifer Siegal (LF '03) now has a new platform from which to talk about her important work: the jury called her “a fearless pioneer in the research and development … read more

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The Architectural Record Innovation Conference–6/8

On June 8, Architectural Record brings together architects, designers, materials experts, and other key design practitioners who have generated a range of imaginative solutions to problems in our rapidly changing world. See the program and register to join the design … read more

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Alexandra Lange on Adriaan Geuze

Landscape master Adriaan Geuze has tweaked the topography of Governor’s Island in NYC to increase the suspense and drama of views that frame the Statue of Liberty and encompass Brooklyn, lower Manhattan, Jersey City, and Staten Island. In her first … read more

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New Design Competition: Play Everywhere Challenge, by 5/31

HUD’s Office of Community Planning and Development has launched the Play Everywhere Challenge, a $1 million design competition to generate innovative ideas for expanding opportunities for play throughout communities’ built environments.  From May 3 through May 31, government entities, nonprofit … read more

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2016 Doebele Fellows

This summer Doebele Fellows situated in government, museum and policy settings will be deepening their understanding of how urban farming, arts and culture, and socially responsible design can advance equity and justice. It’s the 4th year of the William A. … read more

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