The Harvard GSD Loeb Fellowship is celebrating its 50th anniversary this year with a series of online events about the work Loeb Fellows do in the built and natural environment. As a Loeb of ’07 I was honored to be invited to moderate a converation with Kimberly Driggins (LF ’16) and Shaney Pena Gómez (LF ’18) about inclusion.
For Harvard Graduate School of Design I wrote a blog about the cycling mayor in Amsterdam.
Urban cycling is all the rage in cities nowadays. For tourists it’s a fun way of seeing the city, for locals in cities that are not used to bikes it is a form of transport activism. In Amsterdam, it’s utilitarian; biking is simply the cheapest and quickest way to get around. Not in lycra, but in high heels or a business suit, or with groceries in front and a child in back.
This story also appeared on the Loeb Fellowship blog, check it out here
Incongruously, there is a big yellow fire truck parked outside theWhite Cube Gallery in Bermondsley, the area in southeastern London that is gentrifying at breakneck speed. Inside there is a big red fire truck which, even more incongruously, is hanging from the ceiling, its tires dangling helplessly in the air like the legs of a baby in a highchair. The fire trucks are eyecatching elements in the newest exhibition of Theaster Gates (LF ’11), called My Labor Is My Protest. Read the article…