50 Years of
Loeb Fellowship

The Lifelong Fellowship

In celebration of its 50th anniversary year, the Loeb Fellowship is hosting a series of virtual programs over the course of academic year 2020-2021. Composed of three distinct but inter‐related components, this program—which will be presented on this page—aims to engage Loeb alumni, GSD faculty and students, GSD alumni, and the wider design community in targeted discussions on the social consequences of the built environment.

The Loeb Fellowship and its community are uniquely positioned to convene and contribute to critical conversations around social impact—especially in the current context of the COVID‐19 pandemic and anti‐racist protests and activism in the United States, spurred by the police killings of George Floyd and other Black Americans. Itself founded during a time of “crisis” in American cities, the Fellowship has a long history of advancing positive social outcomes in the U.S. and around the world, through practice within, across, and beyond the design disciplines.

Alumni
Events

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…

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

Conversations

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

4.2.21

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

Moderation:
Tracy Metz
Participants:
Kimberly Driggins Shaney Peña-Gómez

Design and Activism Now

11.10.20

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

Moderation:
Inga Saffron
Participants:
Damon Rich Deanna Van Buren

50 (More) Years of Fellowship

9.17.20

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

Moderation:
Tau Tavengwa
Participants:
James Stockard John C. Peterson

Provocations

These prerecorded, 10 minute animated “mini-lectures” are designed to prompt the difficult conversations that change thinking and spur action. Each video forms the basis for subsequent conversations between GSD students and faculty in online “Huddle Rooms.”

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…

Participants:
Andrea Reimer