Events

    2018 Oct 12

    PRACTICE: Outside In | Inside Out

    2:00pm to 6:00pm

    This symposium considers discourse on contemporary issues of design practice in two parts: the external pressures of economic, environmental, and political systems, and internal forces of tools, techniques, and strategies for design. Addressing the multifaceted nature of the profession, we will explore themes for the design of practice, such as work and labor, tools and technology, and ethics and agency. The symposium highlights potential avenues for the growth and constitution of...

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    2018 Oct 11

    Guest Speaker: Sou Fujimoto

    6:30pm to 8:00pm

    Location: 

    Gund Hall, Piper Auditorium 105, 48 Quincy Street, Cambridge, MA 02138

    Sou Fujimoto was born in Hokkaido in 1971. Graduated from the Department of Architecture, Faculty of Engineering at Tokyo University, he established Sou Fujimoto Architects in 2000. In 2018, he won two International Competitions for the Village Vertical in site of Rosny-sous-Bois and for the HSG Learning Center in Saint Gallen. In 2017, he was the winner of two International Competitions, for the Nice Meridia and the...

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    2018 Oct 11

    Film Screening & Panel Discussion: The Cinema of Patience: Reflecting on N!ai, the Story of a !Kung Woman

    6:00pm to 8:00pm

    Location: 

    Geological Lecture Hall, 24 Oxford Street, Cambridge, MA

    Thirty years after its release, N!ai, the Story of a !Kung Woman remains an exemplar of ethnographic filmmaking. Directed and edited by John Marshall and Adrienne Miesmer, the film documents the life of N!ai, a Ju/hoan woman and the harsh realities of apartheid in 1980s Namibia, and it presents an intimate portrait of life in one of the last hunting and gathering communities. In honor of the fiftieth anniversary of Documentary Educational Resources, this program will explore the film’s importance to the preservation of intangible culture, and Marshall’s influence on...

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    2018 Oct 11

    (Why) Reporting the Voices of African Women and Girls Matters

    4:15pm

    Location: 

    Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study, Knafel Center, 10 Garden Street, Cambridge

    Ofeibea Quist-Arcton is an award-winning broadcaster and NPR’s Africa correspondent. An all-purpose Africa reporter, Quist-Arcton will share stories and insight from her experiences listening to African women and girls talk about the continent, the world, and what matters to them. And to us all. Following her remarks, Quist-Arcton will be joined in conversation by Marco Werman, host of Public Radio International’s The World.

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    2018 Oct 10

    Genes, Cognition, and Human Brain Evolution

    6:00pm

    Location: 

    Geological Lecture Hall, 24 Oxford Street, Cambridge, MA

    Christopher A. Walsh, Bullard Professor of Pediatrics and Neurology, Harvard Medical School; Chief, Division of Genetics and Genomics, Boston Children’s Hospital; Investigator, Howard Hughes Medical Institute; Associate Member, Broad Institute of Harvard and MIT

    Despite major scientific advances in sequencing the genomes of species through the animal kingdom, it has been remarkably difficult to identify the genes that enable the unique cultural, aesthetic, and reasoning capabilities of humans. Christopher Walsh will discuss how research on specific genes...

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    2018 Oct 09

    Guest Speaker: Christopher Hawthorne

    6:30pm to 8:00pm

    Location: 

    Gund Hall, Piper Auditorium 105, 48 Quincy Street, Cambridge, MA 02138

    Christopher Hawthorne is the Chief Design Officer for the city of Los Angeles, a position appointed by Mayor Eric Garcetti. Prior to joining City Hall, Hawthorne was architecture critic for the Los Angeles Times from 2004 to early 2018. He is Professor of the Practice at Occidental College, where since 2015 he has directed the ...

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    2018 Oct 05

    Blodgett Quartet in Residence: Parker Quartet

    8:00pm

    Location: 

    John Knowles Paine Concert Hall, 3 Oxford St, Cambridge, MA

    Join the Parker Quartet for a night of music! On their set is Janáček String Quartet No.1 “Kreutzer Sonata”; Kurtág Six moments musicaux, Op.44; Kurtág Officium breve in memoriam Andreae Szervánszky, Op.28; Debussy String Quartet in G Minor, Op.10.

    Free but tickets required, available beginning September 21 at Harvard Box Office.

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    2018 Oct 05

    Mohammad al-Asad, “The Center for the Study of the Built Environment: A Twenty-Year Journey”

    12:00pm to 1:30pm

    Location: 

    Gund Hall, Stubbins Room 112, 48 Quincy Street, Cambridge, MA 02138

    This presentation tells the story of The Center for the Study of the Built Environment (CSBE), an independent non-profit think / do tank. It focuses on exploring how fields connected to the built environment, including architecture, urbanism, landscape architecture, heritage...

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    2018 Oct 04

    Rouse Visiting Artist Lecture: Hannah Beachler with Jacqueline Stewart

    6:30pm to 8:00pm

    Location: 

    Gund Hall, Piper Auditorium 105, 48 Quincy Street, Cambridge, MA 02138

    Join the Harvard Graduate School of Design in welcoming Hannah Beachler in conversation with Jacqueline Stewart. Hannah Beachler is a prolific production designer with an affinity for evocative designs and visuals. Beachler designed Marvel’s Black Panther for director Ryan Coogler, which just became the 9th-highest grossing film of all time. Her incredible work on the film...

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    2018 Oct 04

    Conserving Biodiversity: A Global Priority

    6:00pm

    Location: 

    Geological Lecture Hall, 24 Oxford Street, Cambridge, MA

    Biodiversity is the sum total of life on Earth and a living legacy to future generations. Sadly, it is declining almost everywhere on the planet. Russell A. Mittermeier, recipient of the 2018 Indianapolis Prize, is a biologist and lifelong conservationist who has traveled across 169 countries and discovered more than 20 species in his quest to save biodiversity hotspots. Focusing on nonhuman primates—our closest living relatives—...

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    2018 Oct 03

    New Poets of Native Nations: Lecture, Reading & Book Signing

    6:00pm

    Location: 

    Geological Lecture Hall, 24 Oxford Street, Cambridge

    New Poets of Native Nations (Graywolf Press, July 2018) gathers the work of 21 poets of diverse ages, styles, languages, and tribal affiliations to present the extraordinary range of new Native poetry. The publication features long narratives, political outcries, experimental works, and traditional lyrics—and the result is an essential anthology of some of the best poets writing today. Heid Erdrich, editor of the anthology, will discuss the poets’ literary...

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    2018 Oct 02

    Carla Juaçaba, “Empty Space”

    6:30pm to 8:00pm

    Location: 

    Gund Hall, Piper Auditorium 105, 48 Quincy Street, Cambridge, MA 02138

    The lecture will present recent projects, focusing on Venice Architecture Biennale 2018: the project “Vatican Chapels” for the Holy See Pavilion, and “Ballast” for the curators of the Biennale. The continuity of the “Humanidade Pavilion”, a few exhibition designs done in Rio de Janeiro and housing project will also be presented.

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    2018 Oct 02

    New Voices Lecture with Summer Chen

    5:30pm to 6:30pm

    Location: 

    Ceramics Program, Office for the Arts at Harvard 224 Western Ave, Allston MA 02134

    Summer Chen recently completed a month-long residency program in Jingdezhen, the world’s porcelain capital, where she re-examined her culture through the eyes of a ceramic artist. During her talk, Summer will present images and videos of ceramic factories she visited, discuss the process of making work in Jingdezhen, talk about the work she made while she was there and share detailed information about all the residency opportunities in town. Free and open to the public; RSVP to reserve your seat.

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    2018 Sep 27

    Visual Storytelling, Visual Communication

    4:15pm

    Location: 

    Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study, Knafel Center, 10 Garden Street, Cambridge

    We rely on our eyes like never before: to navigate not only the physical world, but also the narrative and information landscapes we increasingly inhabit. In a fast-moving cascade of images and ideas, the author and cartoonist Scott McCloud shares why there are no neutral visual decisions, why all pictures are words, and why an era of misinformation calls for a new approach to visual education.

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    2018 Sep 22

    Materials Lab Workshop: Animal-Shaped Vessels from the Ancient World

    Repeats every week every Saturday until Sat Sep 29 2018 .
    10:00am to 1:00pm

    10:00am to 1:00pm

    Location: 

    Materials Lab, Harvard Art Museums, 32 Quincy Street, Cambridge MA 02138

    This two-part workshop series allows participants to experience firsthand the tradition of making ceramic drinking vessels similar to the ancient Greek vessels featured in our special exhibition ...

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    2018 Sep 20

    Ranjani Mazumdar, “Slums in the Cultural Imaginary”

    6:30pm to 8:00pm

    Location: 

    Gund Hall, Piper Auditorium 105, 48 Quincy Street, Cambridge, MA 02138

    The slum has been a visual force in a number of city films from across the world. The use of certain geographical locations and popular discourses about crime and poverty have given shape to a diverse range of images that are at once powerful, mythic and disturbing. This event, which will kick off a two-day conference on “Slums: New Visions for an Enduring Global Phenomenon,” will explore the perceptions that have fuelled the imagination of the cinematic slum.

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