Sternberg Press
The Incidents
 
The Incidents is a book series based on seminal lectures, interviews, and conversations that have taken place at the Harvard University Graduate School of Design. The series is edited by Jennifer Sigler and Leah Whitman-Salkin.
 
Jenny Odell - Inhabiting the Negative Space
2021
English edition
Sternberg Press
Artist and writer Jenny Odell speaks about the role of design and observation in a fully virtual commencement ceremony for Harvard University Graduate School of Design.
Hannah Beachler - Design in a Frame of Emotion
2020
English edition
Sternberg Press
American production designer Hannah Beachler engages in a conversation with Jacqueline Stewart and Toni L. Griffin about set building and curation, urban design, location scouting, Afrofuturism, fictional histories, and Black feminist narratives, and elucidates her role.
Raf Simons - Beyond the Collaboration
2019
English edition
Sternberg Press
An exchange between artist Sterling Ruby and fashion designer Raf Simons.
Virgil Abloh - “Insert Complicated Title Here”
2018
English edition
Sternberg Press
In this lecture, creative director Virgil Abloh takes us behind the scenes of his design process, sharing the essentials of editing, problem-solving, and storytelling.
Peter G. Rowe - Design Thinking in the Digital Age
2018
English edition
Sternberg Press
In this essay, professor Peter G. Rowe gives an overall description of how new technologies transformed the field of architectural design, addressing issues such as the precision and incompleteness of information, schema theory and heuristics.
David Harvey - Abstract from the Concrete
2016
English edition
Sternberg Press
Marxist geographer David Harvey opened his 2016 lecture at Harvard with a fact: between 2011 and 2013 China consumed 50 percent more cement than the United States had in the entire twentieth century. In Abstract from the Concrete, he asks why.
Pierre Hermé - The Architecture of Taste
2015
English edition
Sternberg Press
Chef Pierre Hermé's culinary performance at Harvard University.
Kenneth Michael Hays - Architectural Ethnography
2017
English edition
Sternberg Press
sold out
This publication documents a workshop by Atelier Bow-Wow at the Harvard Graduate School of Design. Yoshi Tsukamoto and Momoyo Kaijima of the Tokyo-based firm asked students to create a pencil drawing which would record their considerations on their surroundings. The resulting discussion with professor K. Michael Hays reflected on architecture as a central means of practicing livelihood and on the development of an “architectural ethnography.”
 Anne Lacaton & Jean-Philippe Vassal - Freedom of Use
2015
English edition
Sternberg Press
sold out
A fluid narrative of Lacaton and Vassal's oeuvre based on the duo's lecture at Harvard University in 2015.
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