Thursday, February 17, 2011

What's the FACA?

SoCA, GSDNOMAS and LatinGSD are excited to have GSD alum and past SoCA activist, Quilian Riano come speak to us about the Facatativa, Colombia social housing project of his research and design office, DSGN AGNC (design agency).

Quilian is a designer, writer and teacher based in Brooklyn, New York. Quilian is working on architectural design and research projects in Africa, Europe and the Americas with DSGN AGNC, colleagues at Harvard University, and with Estudio Teddy Cruz and the non-profit Architecture 2030. His research focuses on devising new and flexible urban, landscape and architectural systems to mediate the conditions of mobile populations (from displaced people and refugees to immigrants). He has taught studios at Harvard University, the Wentworth Institute of Technology in Boston and City College of New York (with Teddy Cruz).

Come join us!

Find out more here.

April 3 OUR COMMUNITIES: FUTUREPRESENT
A symposium and initiative to increase diversity in the design professions.
Download registration form ∙ studentfaculty/professional

April 4-6 SYSTEMS FOR INCLUSION 8
Harvard GSD and Design Corps host the latest offering of the annual SFI conference series on design and social action. SFI8 conference website ∙ designcorps.org/sfi

Call for Papers and Media: Students and professionals are encouraged to submit papers, media and projects that engage this year's SFI theme of design agency and "systems" for inclusion. Selected papers will be published in the online GSD student-run journal, re: