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Process and Collaboration: Why Community Design Needs More Cross-Fertilization

This is the sixth post in the “Design for Equity” series. Read all articles in the series in the design for equity section. I once had the good fortune to have lunch with Congresswoman Nancy Pelosi at a meeting for a group of politically active young women. To demonstrate why she was so committed to developing that(…)


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Jose M. Ahedo Wins 2014 Wheelwright Prize

Barcelona-based architect Jose M. Ahedo has been announced as the winner of the 2014 Wheelwright Prize, a $100,000 traveling fellowship aimed at “fostering investigative approaches to contemporary design.” The jury—Mohsen Mostafavi, Iñaki Abalos, Silvia Benedito, Pedro Gadanho, Linda Pollak, Shohei Shigematsu, and Jorge Silvetti—selected Ahedo and his proposal, Domesticated Grounds: Design and Domesticity Within Animal(…)


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2014-15 Loeb Fellows Announced

Harvard Graduate School of Design’s esteemed Loeb Fellowship recently announced ten design practitioners who will be joining the 2014-2015 residency. From sustainable agriculture and food security to traditional practices for tribal community development to water rights and coastal resiliency, the Fellows represent a wide spectrum of people who are “logging extraordinary successes to achieve equity(…)


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Reminder: Vanguard & Wheelwright Due This Week

Applications for the fifth annual Next City Vanguard Conference are due this Friday, February 14, 2014, at 6pm PST. Representing a wide spectrum of leaders from the non profit, government, and private sectors, forty urban advocates will be selected to convene on April 24-26 in Chattanooga, Tennessee, for two days filled with workshops, neighborhood tours,(…)


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Reminder: Vanguard & Wheelwright Due This Week

Applications for the fifth annual Next City Vanguard Conference are due this Friday, February 14, 2014, at 6pm PST. Representing a wide spectrum of leaders from the non profit, government, and private sectors, forty urban advocates will be selected to convene on April 24-26 in Chattanooga, Tennessee, for two days filled with workshops, neighborhood tours,(…)


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Reminder: Loeb Fellowship Apps Due January 7

This coming Monday, January 7, is the deadline to apply for one of the most prestigious and restorative mid-career professional fellowships in design: The Loeb Fellowship at the Harvard Graduate School of Design. The fellowship has been instrumental to the public interest design movement, so we can’t say enough good things about it, its leadership,(…)


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SEED Network Turns Seven

The Social/Economic/Environmental Design (SEED) Network celebrated its seventh birthday yesterday with a call for donations to support Design Corps, which administers the network. SEED has its roots in a meeting of 30 community design practitioners, hosted October 28-29, 2005, by the Loeb Fellowship program at the Harvard Graduate School of Design. The title, “SEED,” was(…)


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Curry Stone Design Prize Video Profiles MASS

Yesterday evening, during a ceremony at the Harvard Graduate School of Design, five entities were recognized as the 2012 honorees of the Curry Stone Design Prize–the preeminent award for the public interest design field. Each entity was awarded $25,000 as well as featured individual, beautifully produced, short films. The first of five films that we(…)


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2011 Curry Stone Design Prize Winners Announced

The 2011 winners of the Curry Stone Design Prize were announced Tuesday, with an official award ceremony to take place early next month at the Harvard Graduate School of Design. The prize was “created in the belief that designers can be an instrumental force for improving people’s lives and the state of the world…and to(…)


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New Training Program Takes Flight

Today marks the start of the first official Public Interest Design Institute (PIDI), a training program created by Bryan Bell, best known as founder of Design Corps, among other good things. (The PIDI is independent and distinct from this website, despite the similarities in name and values.) Bell conceived of the program over the past(…)


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