Events

    2022 Apr 05

    TERREMOTO – David Godshall and Jenny Jones, "Radical Gardens of Love and Interconnectedness"

    6:30pm to 8:00pm

    Location: 

    Harvard Graduate School of Design—Online

    TERREMOTO is presently navigating a transitional period within its practice towards making omni-positive gardens and landscapes that are fair, just and generous in their relationships to labor, materials and ecology. We believe that we are at a cultural, environmental + civilizational fork in the road, and through deep internal self-interrogation of landscape history and practice (including our own), we are creating a constantly evolving set of metrics that will allow us (and you!) to create gardens that can lock horns with the BIGNESS of this moment. What a time to be alive! And what a...

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    2022 Apr 05

    Art Talk Live: The Secret Life of Ptahshepses Impy

    12:30pm to 1:00pm

    Location: 

    Harvard Art Museums—Online

    Join Egyptologist Jen Thum for an engaging look at the results of new research on the tomb relief of Ptahshepses Impy, an Egyptian official. Thum will explore the implications of this research, including possible changes to the display of the relief to indicate missing portions.

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    2022 Apr 04

    Thursday Till Sunday

    7:00pm to 8:30pm

    Location: 

    Harvard Film Archive, 24 Quincy St., Cambridge

    Sotomayor's celebrated debut feature follows a young family on a road trip, of which the final destination remains ambiguous. Told largely from the point of view of ten-year-old Lucia as she observes the world unfolding before her and intuits her parents’ fraying relationship, Thursday Till Sunday avoids over-narrativization by focusing upon those in-between spaces and non-events noticed by the young girl.

    Cost: $10 for general public; $8 for non-Harvard students & seniors; free for Harvard ID holders

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    2022 Apr 01

    Hale County This Morning, This Evening with RaMell Ross in Person

    7:00pm to 8:30pm

    Location: 

    Harvard Film Archive, 24 Quincy St., Cambridge

    Evolving from his large-format photographs—the same medium of Walker Evans and William Christenberry who also famously focused their lenses on rural Hale County, Alabama—Ross walks a multi-dimensional path both alongside and away from these artistic predecessors. As suns set and moons rise and eclipse, Ross’ camera moves fluidly in and out of invisibility and interaction, capturing moments miniscule and monumental, quotidian and otherworldly, with the same curious, clear eye.

    Cost: $15 (free for Harvard ID holders)

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    2022 Apr 01

    Sandra Barclay & Jean Pierre Crousse, "Transversal Grounds"

    12:30pm to 2:00pm

    Location: 

    Harvard Graduate School of Design—Online

    In Transversal Grounds, Sandra Barclay and Jean Pierre Crousse follow the traces of Alexander Von Humboldt, the scientist who realized that the section, and not the plan, is the only way to understand the Central Andes region. Their journey from the barren landscapes of the desert coast through the steep Mountain range into the Amazon jungle helped them rethink architecture challenges from geographical and cultural conditions. The projects done in the last years through this territorial section understand architecture as a sensitive way of adding meaning to the cultural construction...

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    2022 Mar 31

    Exploring Egypt’s Middle Kingdom at the Site of Ancient Thebes

    6:00pm to 7:00pm

    Location: 

    Harvard Museums of Science & Culture—Online

    One of ancient Egypt's high points of cultural, intellectual, and social life was the period referred to as the Middle Kingdom (2030–1650 BCE). The ancient city of Thebes (modern Luxor) was the Egyptian capital during the early stage of this period and the site of multiple funerary temples and tombs. In this lecture, Egyptologist Antonio Morales will discuss an international and multidisciplinary project that is conducting archaeological, historical, and cultural research, as well as conservation work, in Deir el-Bahari and Asasif—two funerary areas at Thebes—to better understand the...

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    2022 Mar 30

    Rachel Dorothy Tanur Memorial Lecture: Sam Olbekson, “Culture, Community, and Environmental Justice in Contemporary Indigenous Design”

    6:30pm to 8:00pm

    Location: 

    Harvard Graduate School of Design—Online

    Creating a strong sense of place is critical to cultural identity in Native American communities. New tribal building and planning projects provide significant opportunities for tribal communities to reinforce cultural revival efforts while advancing economic, educational, and healthcare initiatives. This session will encourage an open and interactive discussion of the central issues in tribal design and efforts to lead a fundamental shift toward culturally appropriate design solutions and self-determination. Plus, this session will highlight diverse Native American projects that have...

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    2022 Mar 30

    Field Studies: Hierarchy, Power Dynamics, and the Human Narrative

    12:00pm

    Location: 

    Harvard Radcliffe Institute—Online

    Elizabeth A. Baker is a new renaissance artist who chiefly explores how sonic and spatial worlds can be manipulated to personify a variety of philosophies and principles, both tangible and intangible. In this lecture, she will discuss her new creation: Field Studies, which dismantles a human-centered narrative to foster dialogue and act as revolutionary resistance against systemic inequity.

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    2022 Mar 28

    Jaqueline Tyrwhitt Urban Design Lecture: Anne Lacaton

    12:30pm to 2:00pm

    Location: 

    Harvard Graduate School of Design—Online

    French architect Anne Lacaton will deliver the inaugural Jaqueline Tyrwhitt Urban Design Lecture. Lacaton and partner Jean-Philippe Vassal received the 2021 Pritzker Prize, architecture’s highest honor. 

    Anne Lacaton (1955, Saint-Pardoux, France) and Jean-Philippe Vassal met in the late 1970s during their formal architecture training at École Nationale Supérieure d’Architecture et de Paysage de Bordeaux. They established Lacaton & Vassal in Paris (1987), and have since demonstrated boldness...

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    2022 Mar 24

    Feeding the Nation: Michael W. Twitty on American Foodways and the History of Enslavement

    4:00pm

    Location: 

    Harvard Radcliffe Institute—Online

    Michael W. Twitty—food writer, independent scholar, culinary historian, and historical interpreter—is the author of the Afroculinaria blog and The Cooking Gene: A Journey Through African American Culinary History in the Old South. He will discuss his insights about the role of enslaved people in shaping American foodways, as well as the critical importance of including stories of the enslaved prominently in public history and historical interpretation.

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    2022 Mar 23

    Women on the Frontlines of Revolution

    12:00pm

    Location: 

    Harvard Radcliffe Institute—Online

    Erica Chenoweth is a Susan S. and Kenneth L. Wallach Professor at Harvard Radcliffe Institute and the Frank Stanton Professor of the First Amendment at Harvard Kennedy School. In this lecture, Chenoweth will present their ongoing research for their next book, written with Zoe Marks. Titled, “Rebel XX: Women on the Frontlines of Revolution,” the book is about the impact of women’s participation on revolutionary outcomes.

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    2022 Mar 23

    Women on the Frontlines of Revolution

    12:00pm

    Location: 

    Harvard Radcliffe Institute—Online

    Erica Chenoweth is a Susan S. and Kenneth L. Wallach Professor at Harvard Radcliffe Institute and the Frank Stanton Professor of the First Amendment at Harvard Kennedy School. In this lecture, Chenoweth will present their ongoing research for their next book, written with Zoe Marks. Titled, “Rebel XX: Women on the Frontlines of Revolution,” the book is about the impact of women’s participation on revolutionary outcomes.

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    2022 Mar 22

    Art Talk Live: Jozef Israëls—Drawing Toward Social Justice

    12:30pm to 1:00pm

    Location: 

    Harvard Art Museums—Online

    Figure drawing is often described by artists as a way of facilitating empathy and understanding another person’s vulnerability. A discussion of works by Jozef Israëls and his contemporaries, such as Vincent van Gogh, offers insights into the transformation of figure studies from an academic discipline into a vehicle for denouncing social injustice.

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    2022 Mar 21

    Rouse Visiting Artist Lecture: Archive Matrix Assembly: Nana Last and Thomas Struth

    6:30pm to 8:00pm

    Location: 

    Harvard Graduate School of Design—Online

    Join the Harvard Graduate School of Design for a Rouse Visiting Artist Lecture with art and architecture theorist, Nana Last, and artist Thomas Struth. 

    Nana Last MArch ’86 is an art and architecture theorist. She is Associate Professor of Architecture at the University of Virginia, where she founded the interdisciplinary Ph.D. Program in the Constructed Environment. Her writing considers relations between architecture, art, philosophy and science in modern and contemporary society. Her books include:...

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    2022 Mar 10

    Artists Surviving and Thriving in Recent Times

    4:00pm

    Location: 

    Harvard Radcliffe Institute—Online

    The upheaval of the past two years has acutely impacted artists’ careers and changed the ways in which they approach their work. In the next installment of our Radcliffe on the Road series, featuring Min Jin Lee RI ’19 and Ifeoma Fafunwa RI ’18, we will consider how artists have navigated the struggles and opportunities that the COVID-19 pandemic has brought to the forefront.

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    2022 Mar 09

    Mexico Seminar: La Reconquista: Indigenous Migrants and Their New Geographies of Mestizaje in the U.S.

    12:00pm to 1:15pm

    Location: 

    David Rockefeller Center for Latin American Studies at Harvard—Online

    Tens of thousands of indigenous peoples from Latin America have migrated to the United States since 1994, the vast majority of those from Mexico and Mesoamerica traveling as family units. As a consequence, according to the 2020 US Census, the Native American population in the US increased by 86% since 2010. Zapotec is now second only to Navajo as the most-spoken indigenous language in the United States, while Mixtec is taught as part of the bilingual education curriculum in New York City.

    This is challenging how we define indigeneity in the United States, our official...

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    2022 Mar 08

    International Womxn’s Week Keynote Address: Nitasha Dhillon

    6:30pm to 8:00pm

    Location: 

    Harvard Graduate School of Design—Online

    Womxn in Design‘s sixth annual International Womxn’s Week convenes a weeklong series of events that gathers members of the Harvard GSD community and beyond to celebrate and cultivate new ways of thinking about gender and power.

    Speaker:
    Nitasha Dhillon is a writer, artist, educator, and organizer. Dhillon has a B.A. in Mathematics from St Stephen’s College, University of Delhi, and attended the Whitney Independent Study Program in New York and School of International...

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    2022 Mar 08

    Art Talk Live: A Conversation with Allan Edmunds

    12:30pm to 1:00pm

    Location: 

    Harvard Art Museums—Online

    Founded by Allan Edmunds in Philadelphia in 1972, the Brandywine Workshop and Archives provides a fertile environment for artists from diverse backgrounds to create cutting-edge prints. Reflecting on 50 years of artist residencies, educational outreach, and community building, Edmunds will discuss highlights from Brandywine’s history and share goals for new projects ahead.

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    2022 Mar 07

    Aga Khan Program Lecture: Mariam Kamara, “atelier masōmī: pedagogy, practice and (shifting) possibilities”

    12:30pm to 2:00pm

    Location: 

    Harvard Graduate School of Design—Online

    Mariam Issoufou Kamara is an architect from Niger who studied architecture at the University of Washington. In 2014, she founded atelier masōmī, an architecture and research practice with offices in Niger’s capital, Niamey. The firm tackles public, cultural, residential, commercial, and urban design projects. Kamara believes that architects have an important role to play in creating spaces that have the power to elevate, dignify, and provide people with a better quality of life.

    From the speaker:
    "The Architecture canon, the way it is researched, taught and practiced,...

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