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Think like a Historian, Imagine like a Designer: A Conversation

Presented by Harvard Graduate School of Design at Online/Virtual Space

Mar 05 2021
Think like a Historian, Imagine like a Designer: A Conversation

Thaisa Way, Edward Eigen, and Raffaella Fabiani Giannetto will investigate the role of history and its methods and narratives in the understanding of place and cultural relationships to site and landscape.

History is a manner of thinking about the world, grounded in the places we design, construct, and inhabit. Design offers the opportunity to re-imagine the world around us, today and for the future. We might draw from history, or draw upon it; certainly, it is to be hoped that we are drawn to it, as designers and historians. The purpose of landscape history—not reducible to memory nor timelines nor styles—is to produce and share knowledge of how we have come to be who and where we are. We

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Register to attend the panel discussion here. Once you have registered, you will be provided with a link to join the lecture via Zoom. This link will also be emailed to you.

The event will also be live streamed to the GSD's YouTube page. Only viewers who are attending the lecture via Zoom will be able to submit questions for the Q+A. If you would like to submit questions for the speakers in advance of the event, please click here.


    • Closed Caption

Live captioning will be provided during this event. A transcript will be available roughly two weeks after the event, upon request.

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