ハーバード大学デザイン大学院学長 Mohsen Mostafavi





On the exhibition
Dean of the Harvard Graduate School of Design Mohsen Mostafavi

Every year the Harvard Graduate School of Design faces the challenging task of choosing a series of projects, events, lectures, conversations, exhibitions, and publications for inclusion in the latest Platform book and exhibition. The material featured in this exhibition represents but a small part of the incredible range and diversity of proposals and visions that our students and faculty have produced during the past academic year. This work is indicative of the School’s commitment, as a global leader in the field, to exploring and articulating transformative ideas through the power of design.

Just as vital as sharing the outcome of our research and design investigations is showing the fertile circumstances and conditions for the making of these projects. For this reason, the exhibition is organized according to a series of topics that run across disciplines and modes of practice. The GSD has always recognized the indispensable importance and values of architecture, landscape architecture, urban planning, and urban design, yet has transcended their individual aspirations through intellectual cross-fertilization and collaboration.

The Platform exhibition and publication make evident the deliberateness of this project by emphasizing the GSD’s broader attention to the built environment as the primary domain of our thinking and actions. At the same time, we are cognizant of the fact that many of the remarkable constructs displayed here are at once part of the academy—the place of theoretical and disciplinary imaginings—and yet part of life.

Aerial view of Harvard University campus, Cambridge, MA, USA