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A World of Women Villages

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Fri, Mar 10, 2017

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Fri, Mar 10, 2017

Cosponsored Event

February 6 – March 10 2017
Harvard Graduate School of Design, 2nd Floor Exhibition Wall

Ashley C. Thompson, Design Studies in Risk and Resilience, Harvard Graduate School of Design

Curated from a collection of portraits of women and girls taken over more than 25 years of global travel, the exhibition presents ten portraits of women in rural villages from Nepal, Bhutan, Peru, and French Guiana. Accompanied by description and personal narrative, the work draws attention to a gendered global phenomenon: boys and men departing their homes and families, while the women remain.

The resulting distortion of the gender demographic across geographies and cultures is startling – villages everywhere seemingly inhabited only by women, children, and the elderly or impaired. Capturing the journey and imagination, of an American woman raised nomadically, the exhibition intimately frames her encounters with these girls and women and the realities they face, so drastically different from her own, incorporated into her own story of self.

The Secret Life of Cities

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Tue, Oct 21, 2014 at 06:30pm

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Thu, Oct 23, 2014 at 06:30pm

Urbanization Lecture Series

Series of Lectures with Suketu Mehta, author of Maximum City: Bombay Lost and Found

Read a summary of the event: Exploring a city’s narrative

Tuesday, Oct. 21: “Migration: Storytelling the City(6:30PM, Piper Auditorium GSD)
The worldwide stampede to urban areas has produced a set of narratives about the city; dislocation demands recollection. What are the official and unofficial stories of our cities? How do they attract migrants? The mystery of the self as it relates to the mystery of the city. 

Wednesday, Oct. 22: “Alienation: The Sadness of Cities” (6:30PM, Piper Auditorium GSD)
Each city has its own sadness: loneliness, inequality, slums. After we have stayed in a city awhile, it becomes mapped with love, experienced and lost. The conjunctions between poetry and urbanism.

Thursday, Oct. 23: Community: What is the City but the People?(6:30PM, Stubbins 112, Gund Hall GSD)
Cities can be resilient not just in their physical structure but in their spirit. In the absence of a functioning government, they survive through a series of solidarity networks that sustain the populace, small solutions for the big city. What role does the state have in fostering them? How do we fashion a city that may not include everybody, but excludes nobody?

What is the city but the people?” asks Shakespeare in Coriolanus.

In this series of lectures, writer Suketu Mehta looks at the urban human being, exploring themes of migration, loneliness, and community in the world’s cities. Mehta is author of Maximum City: Bombay Lost and Found (2004), which was a Pulitzer Prize finalist. He has won the Whiting Writers Award and an O. Henry Prize for his essays and fiction, which have appeared in the New Yorker, Granta, Harper’s, Time, and Newsweek, and featured on NPR’s “Fresh Air” and “All Things Considered.” Mehta is currently working on a book about immigrants in contemporary New York, for which he received a Guggenheim Fellowship.

Both venues are in Gund Hall, Harvard Graduate School of Design, 48 Quincy St, Cambridge MA

Cosponsored with the Harvard Graduate School of Design

Urbanization Seminar Series

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Wed, Apr 18, 2012 at 08:00am

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Wed, Apr 18, 2012 at 05:00pm

Mega-Cities, the Urban Poor and the Price of Planning: The Case of Slum Upgrading in Indian Cities

Chair: Rahul Mehrotra, Professor and Chair, Department of Urban Planning and Design, Harvard Graduate School of Design

Janice Perlman, Founder & President of the Mega-Cities Project

Co-sponsored with the Harvard Graduate School of Design

 

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Urbanization Seminar Series

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Thu, Mar 8, 2012 at 06:30pm

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Thu, Mar 8, 2012 at 08:00pm

A Tale of Three Cities: India’s Urban Future

Chaired by Rahul Mehrotra, Professor and Chair, Department of Urban Planning and Design, Harvard Graduate School of Design
Date: Thursday, March 08, 2012 6:30 pm-8:00 pm
Location: Stubbins Room, Graduate School of Design, 48 Quincy Street, Cambridge , MA 02138

Ravi Kalia, Professor of Asian Studies, Division of Humanities and the Arts, City College of New York, CUNY

 

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Urbanization Seminar Series

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Wed, Nov 9, 2011 at 06:30pm

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Wed, Nov 9, 2011 at 08:00pm

Planned Neighborhoods: The Long-term Account of An American Design Concept in Independent India

Co-sponsored with the Harvard Graduate School of Design
Sanjeev VidyarthiAssistant Professor of Urban Planning & Policy, University of Illinois at Chicago
Chair: Rahul MehrotraProfessor and Chair, Department of Urban Planning and Design, Harvard Graduate School of Design

View the seminar through Vimeo, here.

Urbanization Seminar Series

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Fri, Oct 21, 2011 at 06:00pm

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Fri, Oct 21, 2011 at 08:00pm

The Future of South Asia: A Landscape of Pluralism

Rahul Mehrotra, Professor and Chair, Department of Urban Planning and Design, Harvard Graduate School of Design
Chair: Hiteshkumar Hathi, Producer of NPR’s ‘Here and Now’

Co-sponsored by the Harvard Graduate School of Design

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Urbanization Seminar Series

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Thu, Sep 22, 2011 at 06:30pm

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Thu, Sep 22, 2011 at 08:00pm

Are Indian Cities ‘Global’? Assessing Recent Research on State, Space and Citizenship

Gavin ShatkinAssociate Professor of Urban and Regional Planning University of Michigan
Chair: Rahul MehrotraProfessor and Chair, Department of Urban Planning and Design, Harvard Graduate School of Design

Co-sponsored by the Graduate School of Design

View the seminar on the GSD website, here.