Neil Brenner (professor of urban theory and director of the Urban Theory Lab) has just published a new edited volume, Implosions/Explosions: Towards a Study of Planetary Urbanization (Berlin: Jovis, 2014). Through classic and contemporary essays, including one by Nikos Katsikis (DDes candidate ‘14), the book explores the various theoretical, epistemological and political implications of Henri Lefebvre’s claim that "society has been completely urbanized."
First year PhD student Natalia Escobar Castrillon won 3rd prize for her poster presentation in the conference ''Directions in Twenty-First Century Preservation.''
A remarkable interdisciplinary team of 12 students representing all GSD departments worked with Andreas Georgoulias (research director of the Zofnass Program for Sustainable Architecture) to implement the Infrastructure 360 Awards. Students in the master in design studies risk and resilience, architecture, urban design and landscape architecture programs conducted detailed project assessments to uncover the most outstanding entries.
A team led by Daniel Daou (DDes 15) has won the 1st place in the 16th Arquine International Architecture Competition with the entry “Umbral de las Américas.” Collaborators include Elizabeth Añaños, Adriana Chavez (MArch II, MDesS 14), Oscar Malaspina (MAUD 13), Gabriel Morales (AA MArch 11), Nicolas Rivard (MAUD 12) and Einat Rosenkrantz (MAUD 13).
The newest in a long-standing tradition of student-edited journals at the GSD is about to take flight. Simon Battisti (MArch II ’14), Etien Santiago (PhD ‘18, MArch II ‘11), Lukas Pauer (MAUD '14) and Patrick Boateng II (MPP ’13, MUP ‘14), in collaboration with award-winning designer Boy Vereecken, are the editors (and proud parents) of the first issue of Very Vary Veri.
Xiaoxuan Lu (MLA ’12) has become a bit of a celebrity as a result of her YIXI talk (similar to TED Talks), combining her Penny White Fund research and her ASLA award-winning thesis.
PhD candidate Sun-Young Park has been appointed Assistant Professor of History specializing in 19th century Europe at George Mason University's Department of History and Art History.
“Projective Views on Urban Metabolism,” the annual Doctor of Design conference, brought together scholars from across the disciplines and around the globe to explore how a new approach to urban metabolism might enhance our understanding of contemporary urban transformations.
A team of GSD students, led by Kristen Hunter (DDes) and advised by Jerold Kayden (professor of urban planning and design), traveled to Japan this month to collect an award, meet with officials and tour the Tohoku region devastated by compound disasters in 2011.