UD:ID is a medium through which students at Harvard's Graduate School of Design (GSD), beginning with Master of Architecture in Urban Design (MAUD) candidates, can have open conversations about the discipline and practice of Urban Design. The blog is meant to both record and generate disciplinary knowledge as it is perceived by the students. The formation of this knowledge is an intangible process. It is comprised, among other things, of past and present experiences, personal interactions, and independent thinking. The blog intends to make this process visible, public, and thus emphasize its collective character.
While the collective conversation around urban design is featured quite prominently with the core curriculum of our first semester, it tends to quickly recede in the following terms as we disperse across a multitude of classes. This blog allows us to continue conversing and to share new and old knowledge as we acquire it across all cohorts. The blog will be as successful as our level of engagement with it. As such we ask the following:
SHARE any thoughts, projects, or questions which you have in a post no longer than 500 words. Entries can be an original thought or your take on an existing project. What matters most is your opinions and thoughts framed within the larger discourse of urban design.
RESPOND to posts and participate in conversation. In some cases, we will also ask faculty, and professionals from the GSD and outside of it, to respond.
Teddy Koffman (MAUD ‘18)
Hyeji Sheen (MAUD ‘18)
Billy Schaefer (MAUD ‘18)
Maxime Faure (MAUD ‘18)
Loyiso Qaqane (MAUD ‘19)