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A January in the Sahel…

A January in the Sahel…

December 19, 2017 By Charles Newman (MDes R&R 2018) Over the course of my 3 semesters at the GSD in the Risk and Resilience program I have pursued my growing interest in understanding the motivations and the inherent risks presented by the design and...

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Retreat | Rebuild Colloquium, Student Perspectives

Retreat | Rebuild Colloquium, Student Perspectives

April 30, 2017 By Justin Henceroth and Ashley C. Thompson (MDes R&R 2017) The future of humanitarian aid should focus on finding ways to better integrate with local contexts, including the land, politics, and cultures of at-risk and affected communities. That is...

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Women’s March on Washington (By WiD)

Women’s March on Washington (By WiD)

By Women in Design I Press Release On January 21, 2017, GSD students joined the Women's March on Washington in D.C. This trip was organized and led by the co-chairs of the Women in Design (WiD) student organization; Ashley Thompson (MDes R&R 2017), Adria Boynton...

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Mexico, its People, and the War on Drugs

Mexico, its People, and the War on Drugs

January 25, 2017 By Dení López (MDes R&R/MAUD 2019) When seating in a very nice classroom in the south of Mexico City listening to the socio-political conflict that came with Felipe Calderon’s decision to fight organized crime, it was hard to envision the actual...

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A Summer with FEMA

A Summer with FEMA

September 10, 2016 by Lindsay T. Woodson (MDes R&R/MUP 2017) Throughout my time as a dual degree candidate, I have assisted with Open House at the GSD. Whether in person or through email correspondence, I am routinely asked a question that is complicated yet quite...

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Photos from MDes R&R 2016 Reviews

Photos from MDes R&R 2016 Reviews

MDes Risk and Resilience Candidates 2016: Farzaneh Eftekhari, Cristobal Fuentes, Shanika Hettige, Dave Hampton, Namik Mackic, Evangeline McGlynn, Oscar Natividad Puig April 13, 2016 MID-REVIEW May 11, 2016 FINAL REVIEW (MDES COLLOQUIUM) Risk and Resilience Guests:...

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On Design for Recovery: Nepal & Somalia

On Design for Recovery: Nepal & Somalia

A presentation was held on April 4, 2016 in CGIS South S050 where students from the Graduate School of Design shared their findings from fieldwork in Somalia and Nepal. More on the event here. Photo contributions from Shanika Hettige, Carlyn James, and Arthur...

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On the Bow-Wow Session with the GSD

On the Bow-Wow Session with the GSD

April 3, 2016 by Arthur Leung With contributions from Erin Ota, Tamotsu Ito & Dave Hampton On March 29th, Japan GSD hosted Momoyo Kajima of Atelier Bow-Wow from Tokyo, Japan for a workshop with local designers, Daniel D’Oca (Interboro Partners) and Michael Murphy...

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Cuba Facing Forward

Cuba Facing Forward

Barack Obama will visit Cuba in March 2016, becoming the first U.S. president to do so in nearly 90 years. Students from Harvard’s Graduate School of Design joined colleagues from the Affordable Housing Institute to explore the shifting socio-political, economic, and...

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Vulnerability: R&R Thesis Reviews

Vulnerability: R&R Thesis Reviews

November 14, 2015 by Adria Boynton Second-year risk and resilience students recently gave their first thesis presentations at the GSD. Their projects explored issues of vulnerability at a range of scales, from the global uses of sea walls to the personal...

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On Mimi Sheller: Aluminum Dreams

On Mimi Sheller: Aluminum Dreams

November 14, 2015 by Adria Boynton Designers are intrinsically curious. Mimi Sheller started her recent lecture with the story of a gift. Her partner had given her a vintage advertisement for a cruise. Sheller recognized the company on the brochure as an aluminum...

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George Steinmetz and the View from Above

George Steinmetz and the View from Above

September 30, 2015 by Dave Hampton George Steinmetz combines an artist’s eye for composition, color, contrast, and scale with a sense of understated drama. But, beyond the initial ‘wow’ factor of the stunning images Steinmetz takes from planes, helicopters, ultralight...

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