So, Edward Norton is coming to the GSD tomorrow to talk about social entrepreneurship with real estate developers Jonathan Rose and James Rouse. It seems that a large crowd is expected, as the events department is whipping out the protocol they used for GSD grad Shaun Donovan:
NOTE: Individuals with a Harvard ID will be admitted to the auditorium first. If extra seats are available, the general public will be admitted. We will have at least two rooms with overflow seating and a simulcast.
And I’m thinking: Shaun Donovan is the United States Secretary of Housing and Urban Development, and Edward Norton is an actor. Do we all just rush off to gawk at someone just because they’re famous?
Or because they’re giving us a photo-op of themselves “helping society”?
Showing a little skin?
I mean, this is graduate school.
It’s not a party.
It’s not a game.
(No really, it's NOT a game!)
We’re not here to horse around.
This isn't child's play.
Architecture is serious.
Thanks for reading!
P.S. See more on Edward Norton at the GSD.
Or, just gawk at his sexy pics.
[Photos: Richard Meier at his model museum; Bill Clinton, with Chelsea Clinton and Paul Farmer and others laying the cornerstone at the Butaro Hospital in Rwanda (Partners in Health/MASS, image from MASS website); Frank Gehry’s IAC building in NYC; construction in progress from Preston Scott Cohen’s Tel Aviv Museum of Art (image is from Scott’s website); Gerard and Gabrielle Patawaran rocking Beer and Dogs; crowd reaction at the AsiaGSD Ping Pong finals; the Ping Pong finals; Theaster Gates; professors Mark Mulligan and Danielle Etzler testing the strength of their first-year students’ projects; PTW Architects’ Beijing National Aquatics Center, aka the Water Cube, in its current state; two of my models; and a souvenir hat being sold at Expo 2010 in Shanghai.]
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