09/28 - 09/29/15
6:00 pm - 7:30 pm (EDT)


  • Gund Hall
  • 48 Quincy Street
  • Cambridge
  • MA

Art and the City: Janet Echelman on Cross-Disciplinary Collaboration

Join the Harvard Alumni Association, Harvard Graduate School of Design, and the Office of the Arts at Harvard for a lecture by Janet Echelman AB ’87, LF ’08. She will discuss her collaborative artwork on five continents which intersect aeronautical and structural engineering, computer science, urban history and design, contemporary art, digital projection, sound, and performance.

Echelman will share the story of her current Boston installation, As If It Were Already Here, a monumental aerial sculpture spanning 600 feet over the Greenway through October 24th. The artist’s talk will be followed by conversation with discussants:

Learn more about Echelman in Harvard Magazine, this month’sTravel + Leisure “2015 Design Stars”, Smithsonian’s American Ingenuity Awards, the #1 listing on Oprah’s “50 Things that Make You Say Wow!”, and her TED talk “Taking Imagination Seriously.”

This event is presented in support of HUBweek. There will be an interactive performance with the Greenway sculpture on the evening of October 9th from 7-10pm, in coordination with HUBweek and the Rose Kennedy Greenway Conservancy.