Harvard Design Magazine Issue 49 Publics
Harvard Design Magazine is a nonprofit publication published twice yearly by the Harvard University Graduate School of Design. The magazine offers a space for open conversations, speculation and surprises. The aim is to explore the device of design and the people, places and politics it engages.
Issue: No. 49: Publics (F/W 2021)
The Public issue questions how public spaces—the physical, the cultural, and the theoretical—operate in a fragmented social and political environment, both in the US and abroad.
Guest editors Anita Berrizbeitia and Diane E. Davis convene leading public intellectuals, scholars, and practitioners in architecture, urban planning, landscape design, law, and the social sciences and humanities to investigate design theories and outcomes percolating at the heart of national and global cultural discourse. They ponder the fate of “the public” in a world where xenophobic thinking and challenges to communal responsibility are, as the editors observe, becoming ever more dominant, and in which individualism poses a corrosive challenge to collectivity and unity.
Dimensions: 23 x 30 cm, 160 pages
Publisher: Harvard University