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From the world’s premier design school, Harvard GSD’s Talking Practice asks leading designers to provide an inside glimpse into what they do, why, and how they do it– exposing the ways in which their design imagination is articulated through practice.

From the world’s premier design school, Harvard GSD’s Talking Practice asks leading designers to provide an inside glimpse into what they do, why, and how they do it– exposing the ways in which their design imagination is articulated through practice.

Location:

United States

Description:

From the world’s premier design school, Harvard GSD’s Talking Practice asks leading designers to provide an inside glimpse into what they do, why, and how they do it– exposing the ways in which their design imagination is articulated through practice.

Language:

English


Episodes

Talking Practice: Lyndon Neri and Rossana Hu

10/16/2019
In this episode of Talking Practice, host Grace La interviews Lyndon Neri and Rossana Hu, partners and co-founders of Neri&Hu Design and Research Office, and the John C. Portman Design Critics in architecture at the GSD. Lyndon and Rossana reflect on the beginnings of their personal and professional partnership, and the deep significance of founding their practice in Shanghai. Discussing the risks and rewards involved in starting a practice in a foreign city, Lyndon and Rossana provide...

Duration:00:49:28

Talking Practice: Preston Scott Cohen

7/10/2019
In this episode, Talking Practice host Grace La interviews Preston Scott Cohen, founder and principal of Preston Scott Cohen Inc, and Gerald M. McCue Professor in Architecture at the GSD. A teacher at the GSD since 1989, Cohen reflects upon his distinguished career as an educator and describes the ever-evolving dynamics between teaching and practice. Informed by his deep knowledge of the discipline, Cohen shares his early memories of architecture, and his belief in the catalytic role...

Duration:00:40:48

Talking Practice: Gary Hilderbrand

3/5/2019
In this episode of Talking Practice, host Grace La interviews Gary Hilderbrand, founding principal and partner at Reed Hilderbrand, and Peter Louis Hornbeck Professor in Practice of Landscape Architecture at the GSD. Discussing his deep engagement with living systems, Gary describes the intrinsic properties of landscape architecture that differentiate it from the other design disciplines, and the significance of treating temporality as a medium for design. Commenting on the trajectory of...

Duration:00:42:31

Talking Practice: Anna Heringer

10/30/2018
In this episode, Anna Heringer, founder and principal of Anna Heringer Architects, and honorary professor of the UNESCO Chair of Earthen Architecture, Building Cultures, and Sustainable Development reflects on her days as a scout during her youth and discusses her commitment to rural development and mud/bamboo as raw materials, outlining both the practical and poetic aspects of building mud architecture. Stating the importance of manual work and intuitive learning, she highlights the...

Duration:00:37:59

Talking Practice: Shohei Shigematsu

9/24/2018
In this episode, Talking Practice host Grace La interviews Shohei Shigematsu, partner at Office of Metropolitan Architects (OMA) and head of the New York office. Tracing his career from the suburbs of Japan to OMA’s Rotterdam headquarters in 1998, and his later transition to partner at the firm’s New York office in 2006, Shigematsu discusses the evolving ethos of practice at OMA, and what it means specifically to lead OMA New York. With OMA currently maintaining multiple international...

Duration:00:46:35

Talking Practice: Paul Nakazawa

9/22/2018
In this episode, Talking Practice host Grace La interviews Paul Nakazawa, Associate Professor in Practice of Architecture at the Graduate School of Design, whose career as a consultant includes managing several international design practices in the fields of strategy and business development. Having taught practice classes for over twenty years, Nakazawa shares his belief in the importance of fostering personal relationships and a collaborative attitude during the course of a designer’s...

Duration:00:41:54

Talking Practice: Jeanne Gang

9/21/2018
In this episode, Talking Practice host Grace La interviews Jeanne Gang, founder and principal of Studio Gang, Professor in Practice at the Harvard Graduate School of Design, and 2011 MacArthur Fellow. Gang describes the beginnings of Studio Gang and her desire to differ from traditional modes of practice, stating the importance of a supportive work environment and describing the role of design management within her studio. With the aim of creating better social and environmental...

Duration:00:39:53

Talking Practice: Reinier de Graaf

9/20/2018
In this episode, Talking Practice host Grace La interviews Reinier de Graaf, the longest non-founding partner at the Office of Metropolitan Architects and co-founder of AMO, the think tank of OMA. He describes in detail the role of AMO and its relationship with OMA, the desire for architecture to be an intellectual pursuit, and the method of approaching projects as conceptual vehicles. Illuminating the bottom-up hierarchy of OMA’s design process, de Graaf shares his thoughts on its studio...

Duration:00:39:22