Loeb Fellowship
50th Anniversary

The Loeb Fellowship 50th Anniversary Celebration October 6-9, 2022, included a symposium bracketed by inspiring keynotes.

Keynote: Dr. Ayana Elizabeth Johnson with Virginia Prescott ’02

Marine biologist and policy expert Dr. Ayana Elizabeth Johnson took a grounded and hopeful approach to the climate crisis, promoting the Blue New Deal as a roadmap for including the ocean in climate policy. The recording is not available at the request of the speaker.


Paint+Plants+Poetry: Seitu Jones and Soyini Guyton

Artist Seitu Jones ’02 and poet Soyini Guyton describe their projects in St. Paul and Minneapolis, Minnesota–which include art installations, a community farm, a half-mile-long dinner table—all with the aim of achieving the beloved community.

In celebration of its 50th anniversary, the Loeb Fellowship hosted a series of virtual programs during the academic year 2020-2021 to examine the social consequences of the built environment.


Headshots showing Mark Anderson, Director of Science for The Nature Conservancy. Dr. Anderson, Mary Means, Kolu Zigbi, and Peter Stein

Loeb50 Urban/Rural: Divided or Cojoined

4/13/22, 12 noon ET

This important conversation explores mitigation strategies for climate change impacts which bridge the urban and rural divide. The panelists bring deep practical experience to the challenge of formulating a synergistic approach to address climate resilience, economic opportunity, nature conservation and equity issues.

Peter Stein
Mary Means Kolu Zigbi Mark Anderson, The Nature Conservancy
headshots of Rit Aggarwala; Dorval R. Carter, Jr., Seleta Reynolds; and Andrew Salzberg

Mobility in the Post Pandemic City

11.12.2021, 12-1pm ET

Andrew Salzberg ’20 moderates a panel on the shifts to urban life and transportation caused by Covid and…

Andrew Salzberg
Seleta Reynolds, General Manager, Los Angeles Department of Transportation Dorval R. Carter, Jr., President, Chicago Transit Authority Rit Aggarwala, Executive-in-Residence, Closed Loop Partners


Tracy Metz, Kimberly Driggins, Shaney Pēna-Gómez headshots

Beyond Inclusion: The Role of the Built Environment in Advancing Equity


This conversation features three female practitioners from the worlds of media, planning and community development, design and architecture.…

Tracy Metz
Kimberly Driggins Shaney Peña-Gómez
From Fred Wilson, Mining the Museum, for MD Historical Society

Design and Activism Now


HECTOR partner Damon Rich ’07 and Designing Justice + Designing Spaces cofounder Deanna Van Buren ’13 talk with…

Inga Saffron
Damon Rich Deanna Van Buren
art on the border wall

50 (More) Years of Fellowship


Loeb Fellowship curator John Peterson ’06 and curator emeritus James Stockard ’78 reflect on the conditions that precipitated the founding of…

Tau Tavengwa
James Stockard John C. Peterson


No/yes screenshot of the animation from the Provocation

On Politics: The Future of Civic Engagement

Andrea Reimer discusses her ideas about the role of civic leadership and engagement in the design professions, especially in…

Andrea Reimer
Illustration of person in a mortarboard thinking about designing living spaces

On Aging

Emi Kiyota wants to educate designers to think differently about the places where older people live.

Emi Kiyota

Re-editing History

Peggy King-Jorde wants us to rethink how we memorialize the history of disenfranchised and marginalized communities.

Peggy King Jorde