Druker Traveling Fellowship Presentations 2022
6:30 pm - 9:00 pm (EST)
- Harvard GSD, Piper Auditorium
- 48 Quincy Street
Marios Botis MAUD ’17 and Maxime Faure MAUD ’18
This fall’s Druker Traveling Fellowship Presentations, featured the 2017 and 2018 Druker Fellows, Marios Botis MAUD ’17, and Maxime Faure MAUD ’18. During this special presentation, Marios and Maxime shared findings from their research and travels on the Druker Traveling Fellowship.
Hosted by Rahul Mehrotra MAUD ’87, Chair of the Department of Urban Planning and Design, Director of the Master of Architecture in Urban Design Degree Program and Co-Director of the Master of Landscape Architecture in Urban Design Degree Program, John T. Dunlop Professor in Housing and Urbanization.
The presentations were followed by a panel discussion, led by Joan Busquets, Martin Bucksbaum Professor in Practice of Urban Planning and Design, and a wine and cheese reception.
Marios Botis MAUD ’17, “Elements of Logistics: Flows and Space in the Post Industrial City”
Marios Botis is an architect and urban designer. He holds a Diploma in Architecture Engineering from the University of Patras, Greece, and a Master of Architecture in Urban Design from Harvard University Graduate School of Design (GSD). He is also the 2017 recipient of the Druker Traveling Fellowship from Harvard GSD for his research on logistic operations and urbanism on a global scale, traveling in different areas of the world to document the coexistence of these operations with the contemporary city. He was the editor of the book “Chongqing: Searching for regularity as a transformative model in the design of the contemporary city’’ by Joan Busquets and Dingliang Yang, published by Harvard University-Graduate School of Design in 2018. As a member of the group for European students at Harvard, he actively contributed to the organization of the urbanism and green cities panel at the 2017 European Conference. He received a 2015 Metzelopoulos scholarship from the University of Patras, a 2015 scholarship from the Harvard Club of Greece, and a 2016 scholarship from the Gerondelis Foundation in the USA.
He has collaborated with different offices in Athens, Brussels, and Boston, where he participated both in competitions but also on private projects, from the stage of preliminary design to project management and site supervision.
Elements of Logistics: Flows and Space in the Post-Industrial City examines the spatial and urban implications of commercial logistics and how they reshape the patterns of urbanization in the post-industrial city. Through four case studies, the research will focus on how the physical footprint and operational systems of logistics affect the form, organization, and social life of the diverse geographic contexts where they are situated. Furthermore, the project is investigating how the agency of design and planning can contribute to the understanding of these important economic growth operations as they rapidly evolve around us while responding to the urban complexities, conflicts, and challenges they bring with them.
Maxime Faure MAUD ’18, “1960-2020 Sampling Urban Design: A Contemporary Portrait of Urban Design as a Globalized Practice”
Maxime is an architectural and urban designer based in Paris.
Born and raised in the South of France, he has been trained between his home country and the USA. He holds a Master of Architecture in Urban Design from the Harvard Graduate School of Design and a Master of Architecture from Paris’s Ecole Speciale d’Architecture, both of which he graduated with honors. At Harvard, he received the Druker Traveling Fellowship as well as the Arthur Sachs Scholarship.
His path led him to work across scales and geographies, in both professional and academic realms. Working at several renowned international practices, Maxime had the opportunity to be part of teams designing high-profile hospitality, mixed-use, and urban design projects in Europe, the Middle East, Southeast Asia, and North America.
Throughout his path, Maxime sought to develop a multidisciplinary and multi-scalar approach. With works ranging from furniture pieces to research-based urban design projects, he has paired attention to detail with an urban mindset.
1960-2020 Sampling Urban Design: A Contemporary Portrait of Urban Design as a Globalized Practice examines the legacy of urban design by bringing together urban design projects, models, and urban thoughts into a single research and travel project. In doing so, the investigation brings to the forefront the global relevance of the Harvard University Graduate School of Design in shaping urban design frameworks across geographies, generations, scales, and institutions. The research seeks to portray urban design today and to question its role through the study of its academic goals and physical implementation.
This event was organized by the Development and Alumni Relations Department and the Department of Urban Planning and Design. Please contact Tiniqua Patrick, Events and Outreach Coordinator, at [email protected] if you have any questions.