Josep Lluís Sert (1902-1983) was arguably the most influential architect teaching at Harvard during the 1950s and 1960s, where he served as Dean of the Graduate School of Design from 1953 to 1969. His contribution to architectural education and to the emergence of the discipline of Urban Design during his tenure have been widely discussed and celebrated. This seminar will try to re-evaluate his legacy and his contribution to the architectural debate through the close examination of specific works, including a number of projects built in Cambridge, such as Peabody Terrace, the Holyoke Center and the house he built for himself on Francis Avenue.

Speakers: Caroline Constant (University of Michigan), Jaume Freixa (Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya), Chris Grimley (over,under), Emiliano López (Visiting Professor, Washington University), Eric Mumford (Washington University), and Carles Muro (Harvard University).

With the participation of Juan Manuel Bonet, director of the Instituto Cervantes. Rafael Moneo will be in attendance.

Picture: Fundació Joan Miró / Arxiu Josep Lluís Sert.

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