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Wheelwright Prize Lecture: Erik L'Heureux

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Wheelwright Prize Lecture: Erik L’Heureux

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Architect Erik L’Heureux, winner of the Harvard University GSD’s 2015 Wheelwright Prize, discusses his two years of Wheelwright Prize travel and research for his project “Hot & Wet.” “Hot & Wet” traces five dense cities across the equator from the large mega-cities of Asia and South America to the mid-scale cities found in India and Africa. Each city confronts rapid population growth, increasing climate change and extreme developmental pressures. The research follows architecture as a guide, framing the complex intertwining of atmosphere, climate, politics, and history at both the building and urban scale. From the recently burned Pasar Johar market by Thomas Karsten to the diminutive tower of Hassan Vogel, the vestiges of Harry Weese, the crafted Golconde Dormitory, and the stunning roofs of Vilanova Artigas, the “Grand Tour” of the torrid zone illustrates that architecture holds critically important agency in the transformation and aspiration of the equator.

Details

Date:
November 9, 2017
Time:
6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Cost:
Free
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Website:
gsd.harvard.edu/events

Venue

Harvard Graduate School of Design – Piper Auditorium
Gund Hall: 48 Quincy St
Cambridge ,MA02138United States
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