Symposium: “Waste”

This two-panel symposium explores the confrontation of waste with design ingenuity. The projects and practices to be presented reflect diverse approaches across a wide range of scales, from architecture to urbanism, from recycling to agriculture and consumption. In each case design is deployed in a way that shifts our perspective on a material as a waste or resource. A postponed second session of the symposium, to be rescheduled, will feature a lecture by Frank O. Gehry on architecture’s capacity and future responsibility to limit waste in the design and performance of buildings. Convened by Frank O. Gehry and Mohsen Mostafavi. 6:00pm Introductory remarks by Mohsen Mostafavi, Dean, Harvard GSD 6:10pm Panel I Ed Eigen, Harvard GSD (Moderator) Engineering Waste: Naive Acceptance and Bias Rejections Hanif Kara, AKT II / Harvard GSD Geographies of Trash Rania Ghosn, University of Michigan First Thousand Hectares: African Agribusiness Cities Alan Berger, MIT 7:00pm Q & A 7:15pm Panel II Introduction by Andrew Witt, Gehry Technologies (Moderator) Skateboard Waste: Party Wall Caroline O’Donnell, CODA This Little Piggie: Maialino and the Quinto Quarto Nicholas Anderer, Maialino, New York Recycling Industrial Prototypes Iñaki Abalos, Abalos + Sentkiewicz / Harvard GSD 8:05pm Q & A 8:20–8:45pm Remarks and Round Table


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