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Our publisher City Space Architecture has announced on 15 January 2024 the online activities of the Public Space Academy, the first, FREE, interdisciplinary educational program aimed at establishing a new approach to urban complexity built around public space, established in partnership with the Ove Arup Foundation and in collaboration with UN-Habitat.
The recording of the online event is available here.

Start learning on public space on City Space Architecture's OpenEdX platform.

Do not miss the first keynote lecture by Prof. Vikas Mehta on 26 January 2024 at 4pm CET.
Follow the streaming on the Linkedin event here.

Read about the first workshop of the Public Space Academy that took place on 1-10 September 2023 in Bologna.


The Harvard Graduate School of Design (GSD)
Curator of the Loeb Fellowship

The Harvard Graduate School of Design (GSD) invites nominations and applications for the position of Curator of the Loeb Fellowship. The School seeks an exceptional individual to build upon the legacy of Loeb Curators William Doebele, James Stockard LF ’78 and John C. Peterson LF ’06. The successful candidate will provide leadership to the Loeb Fellowship and contribute to the GSD community.
The Loeb Fellowship is a year-long residential fellowship for mid-career professionals who are accomplished practitioners, influential in shaping the built and natural environment, whose work is advancing positive social outcomes in the US and around the world. Loeb Fellows spend an academic year at Harvard’s GSD where they have access to the intellectual and critical life of the University. The Fellows—approximately 10 each year—are selected based on their potential to use the resources of the GSD, the University, and the current and past Fellows to become even more effective leaders and to have a greater impact as a result of their Fellowship year.
The Harvard Graduate School of Design (GSD) educates leaders in design, research, and scholarship to make a resilient, just, and beautiful world. The GSD offers degree programs across a range of design disciplines—architecture, landscape architecture, urban planning, urban design, design engineering, and real estate—as well as advanced research programs that cut across all of these disciplines, and a robust public program of lectures, exhibitions, and publications. Taken together, the immense variety of people, programs, and ideas represented at the School sustains a vibrant and rich environment for learning, inquiry, and collaboration unlike that of any other design school.

Now in its sixth decade, the Loeb Fellowship was founded with a gift from John L. and Frances Loeb. Over the past fifty-three years the Fellowship has offered the resources of Harvard to a diverse group of over 500 Loeb Fellows from 40 U.S. states and 34 countries. For more information see: and

The full position announcement may be found here.

Interested candidates should upload a cover letter and resume in the Harvard Employment website at and search on requisition #65117BR.
Candidates are encouraged to apply by April 26, 2024. However, applications will be reviewed on a continuing basis and the search will remain open until the position is filled.


On Thursday 20th April 2023 the exhibition "Imagining Public Space with/for Her", curated by Carolina Anderson, Beatrice Ricci and Luisa Bravo, opened at Museo Spazio Pubblico in Bologna, the artistic headquarters of the cultural association City Space Architecture.
Presented in the framework of international initiatives developed by City Space Architecture, whose focus is to promote public space culture, through art and architecture, in order to build more inclusive and sustainable cities, the exhibition is willing to activate a crucial debate about public space analysed from a gender perspective, giving (ideal and physical) space to world-wide projects that stress the urgency of re-thinking the city and its public spaces with and for women. It is intended to open a specific topic that intertwines the broader and certainly most debated challenge of accessibility and inclusiveness of public spaces. The radical question is: who does public space really belong to? who is public space designed for?

Read more here and on our web-magazine Mastering Public Space.