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Hiding in plain sight: Remembering Sacco and Vanzetti in the heart of Boston

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August 23 marks an important anniversary in the history of Massachusetts. It was on this day, in 1927, that Nicola Sacco and Bartolomeo Vanzetti were executed after being convicted for the death of two people during an armed robbery in South Braintree. I’m not bringing up this symbolic date to shine a light on the history of what happened. Many have done so before, and the story is so complex we would need a book to explain it all. What I do want to focus on, though, is what is left in our modern day metropolis to commemorate what happened ...

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Harvard and M.I.T. Faculty Talk Architecture at Venice Biennale

Views of SpontaneousInterventions: design actions for the common good. (photo courtesy of U.S. Pavilion at the 13th International Venice Architecture Biennale (Fall 2012).)

Several Harvard faculty members traveled to Venice last month to take part in the 13th Venice Biennale of Architecture, a three-month contemporary architecture festival that will run through November 25. Among the faculty members was Harvard Graduate School of Design Dean Mohsen Mostafavi. “The Venice Biennale provides an important opportunity for the architecture and design community to share and debate innovative ideas from across the world,” Mostafavi told the Harvard Gazette. “As leaders in practice as well as teaching, an impressive number of GSD faculty were involved in the extraordinary installations, projects, and discussions that addressed the exhibition theme of ...

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