To mark Jorge Silvetti’s retirement from the GSD and the opening of the exhibition Unprecedented Realism: Selections from the Rodolfo Machado and Jorge Silvetti Collection, the School will host a discussion and celebration featuring voices from the GSD community past and present. The evening will unfold first with a conversation between the curators of the exhibition, Mark Lee and Remi McClain (MArch II ’22), and a group of historians and practitioners with a deep understanding of the work of Machado and Silvetti– Erika Naginski, Florencia Rodriguez, Nader Tehrani (MAUD ’91), and Jesús Vasallo (MArch ’07). During the second half of the event, former students and colleagues of Silvetti’s will each share reflections on their time with him at the GSD. The group includes Calvin Tsao (MArch ’78), Michael Maltzan (MUD ’90), Elisa Silva (MArch ’02), and Nicolas Delgado Alcega (MArch ’21). Dean Sarah M. Whiting will offer her remarks and remembrances before giving the stage over to Silvetti himself.
The program will be followed by a reception in the Druker Design Gallery.
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