Mohsen Mostafavi: Exuberance and Reticence

W.M. Keck Lecture Hall

February 10, 2016 at 7:00pm
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Mohsen Mostafavi's lecture will explore the contemporary condition of architecture as well as the way the Harvard Graduate School of Design is addressing the evolution of the design disciplines through the transformative impact of education as a theoretical device that leads to ongoing and future practicing debates. 


Mohsen Mostafavi is the Dean of the Harvard University Graduate School of Design and the Alexander and Victoria Wiley Professor of Design. He has taught at numerous institutions including the University of Pennsylvania, University of Cambridge, and the Frankfurt Academy of Fine Arts (Städelschule). Dean Mostafavi has served on the steering committee of the Aga Khan Award for Architecture, and the design committees of the London Development Agency (LDA) and the RIBA Gold Medal. His recent publications include Ecological Urbanism (2010, recently translated into Chinese, Portuguese, and Spanish); Implicate & Explicate (2011); Louis Vuitton: Architecture and Interiors (2011); In the Life of Cities (2012); Instigations: Engaging Architecture, Landscape, and the City (2012); Architecture Is Life (2013); and Nicholas Hawksmoor: The London Churches (2015).