The Harvard Graduate School of Design is introducing its 2014 class of Loeb Fellows through a series of public lectures and presentations.
The Loeb Fellowship program invites leaders from various other fields to come to the university for a year of study at GSD. This year's class of nine men and women includes architects, critics, planners, and developers. Next week, the fellows—who are joining classes this month, like any other graduate students—will be discussing their work and what they're doing with the sabbatical.
On Monday, Sept. 9, Loeb Fellows Arana Hankin, Angelyn Chandler, and Helen Lochhead will be participating in a presentation, "City for the 21st Century." On Sept. 12, Baye Adofo-Wilson, Alexie Torres-Fleming, and Matt Nohn will lead a presentation called "Community Power and Leadership." The last Loeb Fellowship introductory event is "Agitating Architecture," featuring Eli Spevak, Florencia Rodriguez, and Alexandra Lange, on Friday, Sept. 13. Each of the programs takes place from 12:30 p.m. to 2:00 p.m.
In addition, GSD is hosting a reception to welcome the 2014 Loeb Fellows on Wednesday, Sept. 11, from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
The following week offers another opportunity to hear some of the Loeb Fellows speak about their work. Lange—who wrote about James Turrell's work in New York for ARCHITECT—is participating in a separate panel on criticism with her Loeb Fellow peer, Rodriguez. "Frontiers of Design Criticism" also features longtime ARCHITECT contributor Mimi Zeiger. GSD's Shantel Blakely will moderate the event, which is on Sept. 18 from 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. See the website for more details about the locations.