Farshid Moussavi on Gae Aulenti and Architecture

The exhibition Gae Aulenti (1927 – 2012) is accompanied by a podcast series that explores her impact on architecture and design, and her legacy. The podcast, hosted by British design critic and author, Alice Rawsthorn, traces the evolution of Gae Aulenti through the voices of friends, curators and international architects who knew her personally or through her work. The second episode features Alice Rawsthorn in dialogue with the architect and Harvard University professor. Moussavi discusses Gae Aulenti's influence on architecture and shares her thoughts on the Italian architect's most famous project, the Musée d'Orsay.

Sustainable Commons: Housing and Urban Mining

Sustainable Commons: Housing and Urban Mining is a Studio Report from the Fall 2022 semester at the Harvard University Graduate School of Design based on a studio instructed by Farshid Moussavi and Hanif Kara taught in Arles, France at LUMA Arles. This studio was made possible with the generous support of Maja Hoffmann and the LUMA Foundation.

Also available in French. Series designed by Zak Jensen and Laura Grey. Report designed by Juliette Dankens and Austin Sun.

By Design: Farshid Moussavi

By Design, a talk series at Sir John Soane’s Museum, in partnership with Luke Irwin, is back for its fourth season. In this talk, Alice Rawsthorn talks to internationally renowned architect Farshid Moussavi. Inspired by Sir John Soane’s own extraordinary collection, and co-hosted by Will Gompertz, Director of Arts and Learning at the Barbican, and Alice Rawsthorn, award-winning design critic and author, the series reflects on the power of objects – large or small, mundane or exceptional, aesthetic or utilitarian – to spark new ideas, and act as a spur for different forms of creativity. Date: 23 May 2023, 6.30pm-9pm
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