Sep '06 - Dec '09
I haven't found a slick poster for the lecture series this semester, but there seem to be more lectures than last semester.
GSD Public Lectures Fall '08
and don't forget that you can catch most of those lectures live via webcast.
The first entries of the semester are loosely based around the issue of how "green systems" relate to or can form the basis for the design process.
There are two pieces up on PF1 (its construction process and a closer look with farmers), Mitchell Joachim calls for an Ecological Code in the design process, and Jim Diers shows how empowering communities can green cities. All this + a new letter from the staff.
I am splitting this year, that means that I am taking my thesis semester and splitting it int two. This semester I take two classes and thesis prep, and next semester I do nothing but thesis.
This semester there seem to be a lot of really good courses, but I am thinking of taking two of the following three:
Ecology as Urbanism; Urbanism as Ecology
Race, Inequality, and Cities
Architecture and Art: From Robert Smithson to the emerging `New Synthesis'
It seems weird that two of these will be the last classes I am taking while here and then I am in the downhill slide out of Gund Hall, just when I was getting used to the place...