From his experience living and working among refugees, Alessandro Petti discusses the “architecture of exile,” and cites some surprising truths about life in the camps.
Category Archives: Insights
Emi Kiyota reminds us that elders are resources and assets, and that the one thing we all have in common is getting old.
Emmanuel Pratt turns to the garden as means and model to implement regenerative placemaking, combat social blight, and redress historical inequities. His emphasis is on "generative."
Pallavi Mande was raised in a culture that is intertwined with water, and she's come full circle to advocate for protecting our water resources.
Karen Abrams is looking to dismantle racism by demystifying planning and land use policy and activating youth to take ownership of their communities. And by introducing people to their neighbors.
David Molander provided a window into his creative ferment in his recent introduction to the Harvard Graduate School of Design community.
Greta Byrum's process to digital justice–co-design, outreach, training, building, and evaluation–is helping to empower marginalized communities like the residential sector of Hunts Point in the Bronx.
Mark Lamster, architecture critic for the Dallas Morning News, introduced himself and his work to the Harvard GSD community and explained how Dallas has earned the name Paradox City.
The 9/11 Memorial in lower Manhattan is receiving a great deal of attention on the 15th anniversary of the catastrophe, but one of the planes, Flight 93, came down in a remote area of Pennsylvania, where the barriers to completing … read more
In the decades since Henri Lefebvre wrote about the “Right to the city” in the 1960s, the concept has adapted as conditions have changed. Matt Nohn (LF ’14) has watched this unfold in his 15 years of assignments around the world … read more