Final Revue: Celebrating Mohsen’s 11 Years as Dean

Crowd mingles in Piper Auditorium while pianist plays.

On April 2, the GSD community celebrated Mohsen Mostafavi’s 11 years as Dean in true GSD form: a final ‘revue’. President Emerita Drew Faust opened a unique evening of presentations and performances, sketches and stories, music and movement by GSD students, faculty, and friends from near and far.


Final Revue: Celebrating Mohsen’s 11 Years as Dean

Piano Prelude
Yi-Yi Liang 梁以伊 (MDes 2019)

Mozart, Sonate in C, K545, the first movement​
Chopin, Nocturne Op.9 No.1​
Chopin, Fantaisie Impromptu, Op.66​
Chopin, Scherzo, No.2, Op.31 ​
Liszt, Hungarian Rhapsody No.11

Welcome and Introduction
K. Michael Hays, Eliot Noyes Professor of Architectural Theory
Master of Ceremonies

The GSD Beyond Gund Hall
President Emerita Drew Gilpin Faust
Homi K. Bhabha, Anne F. Rothenberg Professor of the Humanities
President Kathleen McCartney, Smith College

Carrie Bly (MDes 2019), Isabella Caterina Frontado (MLA I/MDes 2020), Natasha Hicks (MUP/MDes 2019)

Road to the GSD I
Jihyun Ro (A.B. 2015, MArch I 2020)

Road to the GSD II
Santiago Mota (MDE 2018, MDes 2020)

African American Student Union & the Black in Design Conference
Natasha Hicks (MUP/MDes 2019), Dana McKinney (MArch I/MUP 2017), Jaline Mcpherson (MLA I 2021), Daisha Martin (MUP 2020)

“All the Names”
Vijay Iyer, Franklin D. and Florence Rosenblatt Professor of the Arts, piano
Yosvany Terry, Director of Jazz Ensembles and Senior Lecturer, saxophone and chekeré

Womxn in Design
Cynthia Deng (MArch I/MUP 2020), Sarah Diamond (MLA I 2019), Lindsey Krug (MArch I 2019), Julia Roberts (MArch I 2019), Marisa Villareal (MLA I 2018), Adelle York (MDes 2019)

African American Design Nexus
Gabriel Ramos (MUP 2019)

Exhibitions, Publications, Public Programs, and Historic Houses
Ken Stewart, Assistant Dean and Director of Communications and Public Programs

Youngjin Song (MDes 2017)
“On Modern Living”

Introduction of “Mechalogica”
Ani Liu (MArch I 2014)

Lins Derry (MDes 2019)

Road to the GSD III
Boya Guo (MDes 2017, DDes 2020)

A Toast to Mohsen
Mena Wasti Ahmed (MArch I/MLA I AP 2021) and Taylor Halamka (MArch I 2019)

Remarks from Mohsen Mostafavi

Celebratory Reception
Featuring DJ Humbi (MArch I 2019)

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