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Harvard Graduate School of Design

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From the world’s premier design school, Harvard GSD’s Talking Practice asks leading designers to provide an inside glimpse into what they do, why, and how they do it– exposing the ways in which their design imagination is articulated through practice.

Latest Episodes

Talking Practice: Gary Hilderbrand

In this episode of Talking Practice, host Grace Lainterviews Gary Hilderbrand, founding principal and partner at Reed Hilderbrand, and Peter Louis Hornbeck Professor in Practice of Landscape Architecture at the GSD. Discussing his deep engagement with living systems, Gary describes the intrinsic properties of landscape architecture that differentiate it from the other design disciplines, and the significance of treating temporality as a medium for design. Commenting on the trajectory of landscape urbanism, he highlights the ways in which new modes of representation have impacted the scope and capacity of landscape architecture to imagine larger systems, and to engage with pressing problems of equity and climate change. Gary also reflects on the organization of his own firm as a cultural practice, its benchmarks, periods of stability, and growth, as well as the need for flexibility within the practice of negotiated boundaries. Gary asserts the importance of trust in practice and the ...

42 MINMAR 5
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Talking Practice: Gary Hilderbrand

Talking Practice: Anna Heringer

In this episode,Anna Heringer, founder and principal of Anna Heringer Architects, and honorary professor of the UNESCO Chair of Earthen Architecture, Building Cultures, and Sustainable Development reflects on her days as a scout during her youth and discusses her commitment to rural development and mud/bamboo as raw materials, outlining both the practical and poetic aspects of building mud architecture. Stating the importance of manual work and intuitive learning, she highlights the benefits of working with local communities in Bangladesh in projects such as the METI School, and the challenges of refining and elevating mud architecture through public outreach. By embracing the vulnerability of mud as a material,Heringer asserts her belief in the necessity of local and culturally-sensitive projects in the face of architecture that is increasingly flattened by the forces of globalization. Heringerpresents an inside glimpse into the kinds of techniques and strategies that are necessary...

37 MIN2018 OCT 30
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Talking Practice: Anna Heringer

Talking Practice: Shohei Shigematsu

In this episode, Talking Practicehost Grace Lainterviews Shohei Shigematsu, partner at Office of Metropolitan Architects(OMA) and head of the New York office. Tracing his career from the suburbs of Japan to OMA’s Rotterdam headquarters in 1998, and his later transition to partner at the firm’s New York office in 2006, Shigematsu discussesthe evolving ethos of practice at OMA, and what it means specifically to lead OMA New York. With OMA currently maintaining multiple international branches, Shigematsu outlines the independent architectural and social agenda for OMA New York. He also addresses questions of collaboration within the firm, his dream projects, opinions on AMO (OMA’s research division), architectural“turbulence,” and OMA progenies such as Bjarke Ingels (BIG Architects). Shigematsu provides an inside glimpse into the management structure of this influential architecture practice and considers what happens next for OMA, the New York office, and architectural thinking i...

46 MIN2018 SEP 25
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Talking Practice: Shohei Shigematsu

Latest Episodes

Talking Practice: Gary Hilderbrand

In this episode of Talking Practice, host Grace Lainterviews Gary Hilderbrand, founding principal and partner at Reed Hilderbrand, and Peter Louis Hornbeck Professor in Practice of Landscape Architecture at the GSD. Discussing his deep engagement with living systems, Gary describes the intrinsic properties of landscape architecture that differentiate it from the other design disciplines, and the significance of treating temporality as a medium for design. Commenting on the trajectory of landscape urbanism, he highlights the ways in which new modes of representation have impacted the scope and capacity of landscape architecture to imagine larger systems, and to engage with pressing problems of equity and climate change. Gary also reflects on the organization of his own firm as a cultural practice, its benchmarks, periods of stability, and growth, as well as the need for flexibility within the practice of negotiated boundaries. Gary asserts the importance of trust in practice and the ...

42 MINMAR 5
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Talking Practice: Gary Hilderbrand

Talking Practice: Anna Heringer

In this episode,Anna Heringer, founder and principal of Anna Heringer Architects, and honorary professor of the UNESCO Chair of Earthen Architecture, Building Cultures, and Sustainable Development reflects on her days as a scout during her youth and discusses her commitment to rural development and mud/bamboo as raw materials, outlining both the practical and poetic aspects of building mud architecture. Stating the importance of manual work and intuitive learning, she highlights the benefits of working with local communities in Bangladesh in projects such as the METI School, and the challenges of refining and elevating mud architecture through public outreach. By embracing the vulnerability of mud as a material,Heringer asserts her belief in the necessity of local and culturally-sensitive projects in the face of architecture that is increasingly flattened by the forces of globalization. Heringerpresents an inside glimpse into the kinds of techniques and strategies that are necessary...

37 MIN2018 OCT 30
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Talking Practice: Anna Heringer

Talking Practice: Shohei Shigematsu

In this episode, Talking Practicehost Grace Lainterviews Shohei Shigematsu, partner at Office of Metropolitan Architects(OMA) and head of the New York office. Tracing his career from the suburbs of Japan to OMA’s Rotterdam headquarters in 1998, and his later transition to partner at the firm’s New York office in 2006, Shigematsu discussesthe evolving ethos of practice at OMA, and what it means specifically to lead OMA New York. With OMA currently maintaining multiple international branches, Shigematsu outlines the independent architectural and social agenda for OMA New York. He also addresses questions of collaboration within the firm, his dream projects, opinions on AMO (OMA’s research division), architectural“turbulence,” and OMA progenies such as Bjarke Ingels (BIG Architects). Shigematsu provides an inside glimpse into the management structure of this influential architecture practice and considers what happens next for OMA, the New York office, and architectural thinking i...

46 MIN2018 SEP 25
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Talking Practice: Shohei Shigematsu
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