Koolhaas at the GSD: Current Preoccupations

Click to enlarge Earlier this month Rem Koolhaas returned to the Harvard GSD in order to give one of his infrequent and multitudinous conferences. Filed under the motto “current preoccupations”, the talk, which replayed Koolhaas’s October lecture at the Barbican, showcased a bunch of different issues taking place on and around OMA’s office. And so,Continue reading “Koolhaas at the GSD: Current Preoccupations”

Harvard Exhibition: Dispatches from the GSD – 75 years of design (Reprise)

Click to enlarge Last week, during the Alumni Weekend at the Harvard Graduate School of Design, the exhibition “Dispatches from the GSD: 075 Years of Design” was officially inaugurated. In the GSD Website you can find all the information regarding the events that took place. For some more info and a few pics (including theContinue reading “Harvard Exhibition: Dispatches from the GSD – 75 years of design (Reprise)”

Harvard Exhibition: Dispatches from the GSD – 75 years of design (Some Klaus inside)

Dispatches from the GSD Exhibition – Main Wall. The 2011-12 academic year marks the 75th anniversary of the founding of the Harvard Graduate School of Design, and in order to celebrate it, the GSD will host a number of events regarding the anniversary throughout the whole academic year. Along with those, the GSD is hostingContinue reading “Harvard Exhibition: Dispatches from the GSD – 75 years of design (Some Klaus inside)”

Are Charrettes old School? Illustration for Harvard Design Magazine

Click to Enlarge An illustration for Dan Willis‘s article Are Charrette’s Old School?, published in Harvard Design Magazine 33: Design Pracices Vol. 2. Below, the published version. You can download a .pdf of the whole article here.

The New City Reader: Food (I). A Man for Four Seasons

Click to Read Next week’s section of The New City Reader revolves around food and (in) the city  This issue has been curated (actually, it’s still being produced as I write this) by William Prince & Krista Ninivaggi from Park, and Nicola Twilley, from Edible Geography and co-founder of the engaging Food Print Project. TheContinue reading “The New City Reader: Food (I). A Man for Four Seasons”

O(l)ther Stuff: (Great Moments of Architectural Theory): Little Sylvia in Connoisseurland

This dates back to 2007, when Sylvia Lavin explained how when she was a child, she used to visit Art Museums with her parents, both Art Historians. While they studied the artworks, she would study and mimic their gestures, getting ready for her fruitful career as a critic.  At what moment did dildos and other useful household utensilsContinue reading “O(l)ther Stuff: (Great Moments of Architectural Theory): Little Sylvia in Connoisseurland”

Iterations: Marketing Strategies (I): Ciro Najle’s Motherhouse

Click to enlarge Just for the sake of clarity, I’d like to make it clear this does not reflect neither an unconscious -or conscious- obsession with Ciro Najle -whose own obsession I find truly interesting- nor an attempt to capitalize on the fact that, for some unexplainable reason, the cartoon about the Motherhouse lecture (theContinue reading “Iterations: Marketing Strategies (I): Ciro Najle’s Motherhouse”