Chris Reed

STOSS Landscape Urbanism / Harvard GSD

The Dean's Lecture

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Chris Reed, Founding Director, STOSS Landscape Urbanism.

Join us as Chris Reed, Founding Director of STOSS Landscape Urbanism, presents The Dean's Lecture. At STOSS, Chris leads the design and content of each project.  A designer, researcher, strategist, teacher, and advisor, Chris is recognized internationally as a leading voice in the transformation of landscapes and cities and was a recipient of the 2012 Cooper-Hewitt National Design Award in Landscape Architecture.

While running STOSS and its projects, Chris is also a Professor of Landscape Architecture at the Harvard University Graduate School of Design. His commitment to teaching is not only a way to develop the next generation of landscape architects, but also keeps STOSS on a constant quest for new ways of seeing, thinking, and doing, which has helped put the firm at the forefront of the profession.

Stoss to present "DESIGN PUBLICS"

Chris invites us to join him in investigating the inclusive concept of "DESIGN PUBLICS," examining who and what designers should prioritize. Delve into diverse perspectives, environmental concerns, and the integration of non-human species in the design process.

Within our current context of crisis—climate change, biodiversity loss, and social-racial-ethnic reckoning—DESIGN PUBLICS asks: Who and what do we design for? In his lecture, Chris invokes multiple peoples, cultures, and societies that we design with and for—especially recognizing and including those who have been marginalized in the past. But DESIGN PUBLICS also includes that which is shared—our common earth, the land, the biosphere, non-human species, and climate. In other words, the issues that matter most in the world today can positively inform and motivate the design project—which in turn can prompt new conceptual and actualized frameworks both for the advancement of the discipline, and for the advancement of world at large. Within this frame, Chris will talk about his work at STOSS and his teaching at the Harvard Graduate School of Design.

Wednesday, Feb. 28

6-7:30 p.m. | 403 Hayes

Attend in-person or via Zoom registration

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The School of Architecture and Planning is an AIA CES Approved Provider. This course is AIA CES Registered and approved for 1 Learning Unit (LU).