Research grounds us in the realities and exigencies of the various environments in which designers work. They aspire to critically engage in and understand the potential impacts of their projects on communities, cities, and societies around the globe. A series of fast-paced “pecha kucha” style presentations demonstrate how innovative research at the GSD advances our understanding and knowledge of the world.
• Ann Forsyth AM '12
• Michael Hooper
• Jane Hutton
• Ali Malkawi AM '13
• Farshid Moussavi MArch '91
• Antoine M. Picon AM '01
• Andrew Witt MDesS '02, MArch '07
• Master of Ceremonies: Grace La AB '92, MArch '95
Learn more about the GSD's Grounded Visionaries campaign at www.GroundedVisionaries.org (coming early 2015)
The CCA presents Toolkit 2016, a two-week summer seminar for PhD candidates from around the world, devoted to “Keywords for the Environment.” We invited four scholars coming from different disciplines—architecture history, environmental humanities, media studies and landscape architecture—to present key concepts of contemporary debates.
The fourth and final Toolkit 2016 presentation is by Jane Hutton, on Materials. Jane Hutton is an Assistant Professor in Landscape Architecture at Harvard GSD, and a co-founding editor of the journal Scapegoat: Architecture, Landscape, Political Economy. She conducts research on the expanded consequences of material practice in landscape architecture.