Instigations Engaging Architecture, Landscape, and the City / Mohsen Mostafavi and Peter Christensen

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The creative imagination is not solely based on the intuitive capacities of individuals. One of the tasks of design education is to help provide the tools, techniques, and methods that enhance constructed imagination. At the same time, the modes and practices of design need to confront the challenges of our contemporary societies. The commitment to societal engagement through design excellence is at the core of the pedagogy at the Harvard Graduate School of Design.

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This volume celebrating the first seventy-five years of the GSD presents episodes in a rich history along with selected looks at current and future lines of teaching and research; these views reveal the constant oscillation between the pragmatic realities and the imagined yet never realized ideal that lies at the heart of design. The aspirations of the famous architecture school are demonstrated through a series of ideas, projects, practices–INSTIGATIONS–that reflect the mission for the GSD to reimagine and construct better futures.

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, an architect and educator, is dean of the Harvard University Graduate School of Design and the Alexander and Victoria Wiley Professor of Design. He is the editor of Ecological Urbanism (with Gareth Doherty). is a PhD candidate at the Harvard University Graduate School of Design and a former curatorial assistant in the Department of Architecture and Design at the Museum of Modern Art in New York.

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CONTENT
009 Preface
015 Instigations: Reimagining Better Futures / Mohsen Mostafavi
043 Dispatches: Present-ing a School’s History and the GSD
055 Dispatches from the GSD:075 Years of Design: The Exhibition
064 GSD in The World: ATimeline
070 An Archeological Approach / Farshid Moussavi
077 Sequence / Jonathan Olivares

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091 Design as Research
124 Roots to Our Ecology and Built Future / Richard T.T. Forman
126 Material Assembly and Orchestra: Itinerant Architecture for Music / Toshiko Mori
128 The Generic Sublime / Ciro Najle
134 From Digital Fabrication to Design Robotics: Innovation, Performance, and Customization / Martin Bechthold
136 Experience, Metrics, and Collaborations in Landscape Architecture Today / Michael Van Valkenburgh
142 Architecture and the (Research) University / Hashim Sarkis
147 The Return of Nature: “Organicism contra Ornament”

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175 Design as Critique
210 What Keeps Me Up At Night Is Not the Future of Architecture / Danielle Etzler
212 Planning for the Just City / Susan Fainstein
214 The Problem with Representation Today / Chris Hoxie
218 A New City of Fragments / Anne Lacaton
224 Deep Time Made Visible / Anita Berrizbeitia
226 Design and Knowledge / Sanford Kwinter
233 The Architecture of Cooperation / Richard Sennet

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239 City and Environment as Process
261 Now#1 / Arjun Appadurai
264 History and Critical Design in Landscape Architecture / Sonja Duempelmann
266 A Field Guide to the Future / Peter del Trendici
268 Urban Insecurity in Cities of the Global South / Diane Davis
272 Urban India Atlas / Rahul Mehrotra
274 Philosophers Expand the Meaning of “Space”
277 On Pedagogy: Jaques HErzog and Pierre de Meuron in Conversation with Mohsen Mostafavi

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293 City and Environment as Form
338 Landscape as Infrastructure: Urbanism beyond Engineering / Pierre Bélanger
340 The New ” New Europe”: Urbanism after Socialism / Eve Blau
342 Post-Disaster Resettlement: More Than a Question of Shelter / Michael Hooper
344 Urban Digs: A Boston / Shangai Axis
346 Eight Theses on the Urbanization Questions: Introducing the Urban Theory Lab / Neil Brenner
364 The Surface is Alive / Gary Hilderbrand

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383 The Continuous Institution
436 Architecture Boxed in Gund Hall / Preston Scott Cohen
438 History, Technology-and the tradition of Architecture / Antoine Picon
440 The World According to Architecture / Hashim Sarkis
442 Reimagining the Design Library / Ann Whiteside
444 Digital Landscape 3.0 (2013-2037) / Charles Waldheim
462 The Rouse Visiting Artist Lecture / Shirin Neshat
469 Personal Views on the Past, Present, and Future of Performance Art

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481 The Shifting Institution
522 Sorry, Your Time is Up. Please Try Again Later / Edward Eigen
524 There is no Architecture Without Writing / Michael Hays
526 The New Vitruvius? / Geaorge Legendre
528 The End of Ecology? / Chris Reed
530 Art, Design, and Public Domain / Krzysztof Wodiczko
532 On Pedagogy / Rem Koolhaas in Conversation with Mohsen Mostafavi

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552 Acknowledgments
553 Index
559 Illustration Credits

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Publisher: Lars Müller Publishers
Editors: Mohsen Mostafavi and Peter Christensen
Dimensions: 16.5 × 24 cm, 6 ½ × 9 ½ in
Pages: 560 pages (559 illustrations)
Language: English
ISBN: 978-3-03778-307-8

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