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UPCOMING EVENTS

2016.10.4_12:00-13:30: Lecture by Dana Cho, IDEO [Stubbins]

2016.10.4_18:00: Lecture by Rem Koolhaas, OMA [Piper]

2016.10.5_18:30-20:30: Rouse Visiting Artist Lecture: Geoff Dyer [Piper]

Tiffany Cheng (MDes Tech ’16) presents Computational Craft

  Tiffany Cheng (MDes TECH '16), one of the winners of the inaugural MDes Final Project Research & Development Award, presents her project entitled "Computational Craft." How can new technologies enable carbon fiber to be pushed to its threshold? Today,...

Jacob Hamman (MDes Tech ’16) presents Archiverse

  Jacob Hamman (MDes TECH ’16), one of the winners of the inaugural MDes Final Project Research & Development Award, presents his project entitled “Archiverse.” Architects and designers have long valued the pen and paper as their foremost design tools. Hand...

Helen Miller (MDes ADPD ’16) to screen her film, Grand Union

  Helen Miller (MDes ADPD ’16) will screen her new film, Grand Union, on Saturday, April 30th, at 8:00 pm. The screening will take place at the Studio at 550 at 550 Massachusetts Ave in Cambridge. Art has adopted the everyday. The common gestures and ordinary...

rktektrd-bio-plastics-disektid

  Palak Gadodia (MDes EE ’16), Jacob Mans (MDes EE ’16), and Elnaz Tafrihi (MDes EE ’16) have conceived of a new, speculative project titled rktektrd-bio-plastics-disektid. A generative inquiry into formation processes and material creation, this project was done...

GSD Teams participates in IBPSA Student Modeling Competition

Palak Gadodia (MDes EE '16), Huishan He (MDes EE '16), Rufei Wang (MDes RR '16), and Karno Widjaja (MDes EE '16) participated as a team in the IBPSA Student Modeling Competition to design and simulate a mixed-mode office building. Building upon work done in the...

It Ends with Anticipation

Eliyahu Keller (MDes HPD '16), with the assistance of Sophie Maguire (MLA I 17'), has created a provocative video for the Hitchhiker's Guide to Hyper Reality seminar led by Prof. Neil Leach in the Fall of 2014. In his own words, Keller describes, "In the world where...

Boston Living with Water Competition

An interdisciplinary GSD team worked over the course of 8 months to develop entries for the Boston Living with Water competition. MDes, MLA, MArch, MUP, MAUD, and Loeb Fellows rotated to work on each of the three site/scales situated in Boston: 1.     Building (North...

The Portal, A Design-Build Construction

In Spring of 2015, David Kennedy (MDes E&E '16), Jacob Mans (MDes E&E '16), Benjamin Peek (MDes E&E '16), and Aman Singhvi (MDes E&E '16) designed and constructed this piece in the GSD backyard.  Equal parts class work, personal study, and thesis...

MDes Tech students develop Inktomi: The Spider’s Deception

In the very beginning even before the existence of time, lived the magnificent gods in their celestial domain. The chief amongst them was Takushkanshkan. This is a game that explores the Lakota Tribe Creation Myth. It begins with humans finding their way out from...

Uncork : Augmenting the Wine Tasting Experience

Uncork is a project developed by Kritika Dhanda (MDes ADPD ’16), Alkistis Mavroeidi (MDes Tech ’16) and Jake Rudin (MDes Tech ’16) as part of REAL Cities, a wider collaboration project between the GSD and the University of Bergamo that studies food systems in the...

Penny White Grant Recipient Studies Pearl Delta River Region

Longfeng Wu (MDes ULE '16) received a 2015 Penny White Grant to study the Pearl Delta River Region. He traveled to Shunde to observe the contemporary, mechanized landscape and compare it to more traditional models.  The project explores how the implementation of...

MDes Students Mobilize in Humanitarian Efforts for Nepal

Dave Hampton (MDes RR ‘16), Shanika Hettige (MDes RR ’16), and Alberto Embriz de Salvatierra (MLA I AP/MDes ULE ‘17),  were three, among various (predominantly MDes Risk and Resilience students), who quickly sought to contribute to relief efforts immediately following...

Stump the Yard: Order in Nature, Nature in Order

Awarded a grant from the Office for the Arts at Harvard, David Kennedy (MDes EE '16) and Jared Friedman (MDes Tech '15) constructed and installed this piece in Harvard Yard as part of 2015 Arts First Festival.  Eight cylindrical masses are nested together and beveled...

MDes Students Collaborate on Ceramics: Celosía Cosida

 Kritika Dhanda (MDes ADPD ’16), Alkistis Mavroeidi (MDes Tech ’16) and Jake Rudin (MDes Tech ‘16) collaborated on this visually striking light and ceramic 'screen' that investigated certain architectural hypotheses. They share, "The goal of this project was to unite...

Dave Hampton (MDes RR ’16) Explores Sea Level Rise

Dave Hampton (MDes Risk + Resilience '16) takes us on a journey to the year 2023, with his on-going research and video titled, From A New Shore prepared for the course SCI 06322 - Mapping:  Geographic Representation and Speculation. He writes: “The year is 2023. A...

Harvard Mellon Initiative Seminar: ‘Berlin as Laboratory’

This past summer the 'Berlin As Laboratory' seminar at the GSD, led by Prof. Eve Blau traveled to Berlin with a cohort of students. Made possible by the sponsorship of the Harvard Mellon Urban Initiative, the trip was a unique opportunity for critical immersion....