DDes 30th Anniversary Program

DDes 30th Anniversary Program

Since the founding of the DDes program, alumni have been cutting edge leaders in the academy, in industry, and in key government positions, leveraging design research as a mode of inquiry, thinking, and empowerment for action. The 30th Anniversary event brings together the global DDes community to celebrate the accomplishments of its alumni in advancing multi-scalar and trans-disciplinary design knowledge while addressing crucial societal issues in our increasingly complex and challenging world.
For questions, please contact Lindsey Grant.

To sign up for the reunion, please visit the Registration page.

Reunion Schedule

Schedule as of 4/21/2017; subject to change. Please refer to your final schedule in your registration packet for all locations.

Friday, April 21, 2017

5:00 PM-6:15 PM Current DDes Student Pecha Kucha
War Room (Room 111)
Host: Gareth Doherty DDes ’10

6:30 PM-8:00 PM Evening Lecture
Piper Auditorium
Welcome: Martin Bechthold DDes ’01
Keynote: Peter Rowe
Conversation and Audience Q&A

8:00 PM-9:30 PM DDes 30th Anniversary Welcome Reception
$30.00 Per Person
Loeb Library
*Library to display special DDes Exhibit:
10 year anniversary of “New Geographies”

Saturday, April 22, 2017

8:30 AM-9:00 AM Continental Breakfast
Piper Auditorium

9:00 AM-9:45 AM Welcome and Historic Program Overview
Piper Auditorium
Martin Bechthold DDes ’01
Faculty: Antoine Picon, Charles Waldheim, Martin Bechthold DDes ’01

9:45 AM-11:15 AM Morning Session 1 – “Into Practice: Innovation, Creativity and Design Entrepreneurship”
Piper Auditorium
Faculty Moderator: Bing Wang MAUD ’99, DDes ’04
Presenters: Ivan Panushev AB ’00, MDesS ’04, DDes ’08, Juan Carlos Vargas-Moreno MDesS ’04, DDes ’08, Janine Clifford MDesS ’00, DDes ’02, Naree Phinyawatana MDesS ’04, DDes ’06
Respondent: Ali Malkawi

11:30 AM-1:00 PM Morning Session 2 – “Government: Strategies, Tactics and Design”
Piper Auditorium
Faculty Moderator: Holly Samuelson MDesS ’09, DDes ’13
Presenters: Luciana Burdi DDes ’03, Alven Lam DDes ’89, Chris Castle DDes ’99, Limin Hee DDes ’05
Respondent: Jose Gomez-Ibanes AB ’70, MPP ’72, PhD ’75

1:00 PM-2:00 PM Saturday Buffet Lunch
$25.00 Per Person

2:15 PM-4:00 PM Afternoon Session 3 – “Academic Leadership: The Future of Design Research”
Piper Auditorium
Faculty Moderator: Erika Naginski RF ’04
Presenters: Jeffrey Huang MDesS ’94, DDes ’97, Yue Wu DDes ’02, Kongjian Yu DDes ’95, Pablo Allard MAUD ’99, DDes ’03, Ila Berman MDesS ’91, DDes ’93
Respondent: Michelle Addington MDesS ’94, DDes ’97, RAE ’12

4:20 PM-5:30 PM
Choose 2 of the 30-minute tours/discussions below to learn more about the current student experience; from research centers and design labs to the great resources in Gund that support students work

  • Design Labs and Zofnass Program – Martin Bechthold DDes ’01
    • 42 Kirkland Street
  • Fabrication Lab – Rachel Vroman MArch ’10
    • Gund Hall Basement

5:30 PM-7:30 PM DDes Anniversary Closing Reception
$40.00 Per Person
Let’s turn the site of reviews and critiques into a room full of happy memories.

Anyone requiring accessibility accommodations should contact the Public Programs Office at (617) 496-2414 or [email protected].