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Living Anatomy: an Exhibition about Housing at Harvard Graduate School of Design

  • 19:30 - 28 August, 2015
Living Anatomy: an Exhibition about Housing at Harvard Graduate School of Design
Living Anatomy: an Exhibition about Housing at Harvard Graduate School of Design, Living Anatomy installation detail, with a photograph from Lacaton & Vassal's "Mulhouse Social Housing" in the background.
Living Anatomy installation detail, with a photograph from Lacaton & Vassal's "Mulhouse Social Housing" in the background.

On Monday, August 24, the Harvard Graduate School of Design opened its main Fall 2015 exhibition Living Anatomy: An Exhibition About Housing. Focusing on the past 50 years, the mixed-media exhibition features both built and academic work and showcases innovative approaches and solutions to housing in contexts around the world.

House NA, Tokyo, Japan, 2011, by Sou Fujimoto Architects. Photo: Iwan Baan, courtesy of Sou Fujimoto Architects.
House NA, Tokyo, Japan, 2011, by Sou Fujimoto Architects. Photo: Iwan Baan, courtesy of Sou Fujimoto Architects.

Presenting material both historical and contemporary, the exhibition seeks to answer fundamental questions about how housing affects quality of life and the health of individuals and communities. It examines housing not only for its design elements as physical shelter, but also for its social and political implications, and the interplay among those forces.

Star Apartments, Los Angeles, CA, USA, by Michael Maltzan Architecture. Photo by Iwan Baan, courtesy of Michael Maltzan Architecture.
Star Apartments, Los Angeles, CA, USA, by Michael Maltzan Architecture. Photo by Iwan Baan, courtesy of Michael Maltzan Architecture.

"Living Anatomy" was initiated by Dean and Alexander and Victoria Wiley Professor of Design Mohsen Mostafavi and produced by a curatorial research team led by Megan Panzano (MArch ’10), Daniel Rauchwerger (MDes '15) and Matt Gin (PhD candidate). It will occupy the lobby and first-floor corridors of the GSD’s Gund Hall throughout the Fall 2015 term.

Can Travi Elderly Housing, Barcelona, Spain, 2009, by GRND82. Photo by Jordi Castellano, courtesy of GRND82.
Can Travi Elderly Housing, Barcelona, Spain, 2009, by GRND82. Photo by Jordi Castellano, courtesy of GRND82.

The topic of housing will be engaged through other events and exhibitions at the GSD this fall. The school will host a panel discussion titled “Housing—What’s Next?” on Thursday, September 10, hooked to Living Anatomy. On Monday, August 31, the exhibition Bang Bang Bang: Housing Policy and the Geography of Fatal Police Encounters will open on the GSD’s Experiments Wall, offering a critical examination of how the evolution of the Fair Housing Act of 1968 and subsequent housing policies have adversely impacted disadvantaged populations. Meanwhile, in the GSD’s newly renovated Loeb Library, the exhibition Life in Alison and Peter Smithson’s Robin Hood Gardens will also open on August 31. It explores archival material from the Smithsons’ Robin Hood Gardens estate, a late-1960s experiment in social housing in East London.

© Department of Exhibitions, Harvard GSD
© Department of Exhibitions, Harvard GSD

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