Talking Architecture

This seminar is intended to contribute to the Public Events Program at Harvard GSD.

Students will team up to produce questions for two live-video interviews with visible and emerging figures in the field during this interactive course. These interviews will be spin-offs of two Architecture Department-sponsored public lectures held during the semester. They intend to extend the conversations between these guests and the GSD community.

Students will work in groups to craft questions for each of the two live conversations. A third private interview will be developed at the beginning of the term to practice before going live, with roughly one interview at the middle of every month after that. Students will publicly ask questions at each event, with the opening and closing remarks conducted by the instructor.

Teams of students will also be in charge of setting the stage for video recording the in-person events, testing new ways to represent these conversations. Students will also experiment with editing the interviews before they are published on the GSD YouTube channel.

Asynchronous time will focus on question formulation and interviewee background research, done through formal (Frances Loeb Library) and informal sources (the Internet). Students in charge of stage production or edition will also prepare their proposals during asynchronous time. This hybrid course will have consecutive modules of two online sessions followed by two in-person sessions until the end of the term.


Up to four seats will be held for MDes students.


This course will be taught online through Friday, February 4th.