July 1, 2019

Harvard Graduate School of Design Announces 2020 Loeb Fellows

CAMBRIDGE, MASSACHUSETTS—The Graduate School of Design at Harvard University has named the nine recipients of its 2020 Loeb Fellowships. The cohort is a mix of artists, activists, curators, policymakers, and transit advocates who were selected to embark on a year of research as they work to advance their fields and address some of the many challenges facing the urban world today.

Chosen from a pool of more than one hundred candidates, the incoming Loeb fellows will have the opportunity to audit classes, expand their professional networks, attend workshops, serve as speakers and panelists at various events, and utilize the vast resources of both Harvard University and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

“The fellowship has an important role in the design world,” remarked John Peterson, the Loeb Fellowship program curator. “In spite of the design profession’s often indifference to its social consequence, for almost fifty years the fellowship has steadfastly championed those who are shaping the built environment as significant players for positive social outcomes.”

The list of the 2020 fellows is as follows:

Pedro Gadanho (director, Museum of Art, Architecture, and Technology, Lisbon)

Elizabeth Kay Miller (executive director, Community Design Collaborative, Philadelphia)

Deborah Helaine Morris (executive director, resiliency policy, planning, and acquisitions, New York City Department of Housing Preservation and Development)

Eleni Myrivili (deputy mayor, urban nature, resilience and climate change adaptation, City of Athens)

De Nichols (social impact design principal, Civic Creatives, Saint Louis)

Wolfgang Rieder (entrepreneur and circular economy activist, Rieder Group, Salzburg, Austria)

Andrew Salzberg (head of transportation policy and research, Uber, San Francisco)

Paloma Strelitz (cofounder and partner, Assemble, London)

Michelle Joan Wilkinson (curator and acting associate director for curatorial affairs, Smithsonian Institution’s National Museum of African American History and Culture, Washington, DC)

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