CPD Faculty Fellow Mina Chow on in-person, physical design amid an uncertain and virtual world.
Sudarshan Ramabadran of the India Foundation's Center for Soft Power on how India's relationship with the ASEAN is enhanced by its ties to Vietnam's Cham civilization.
CPD Graduate Student Fellow Nikki Burnett (MPD '20) shares her experience creating a short documentary video tour of the Dutch Embassy in Brussels, Belgium.
The British Council reveals "Island" at the British Pavilion of this year's Venice Architectural Biennale.
Can a building that meets rigorous security standards also be beautiful, and if so, at what cost? Modern embassy design revolves around this question. [...] Yet embassies aren't just meant to shield Foreign Service officers from harm. They are also the face the United States presents to the world. For many people, it's the first point of contact with its government, and a visual key to American values.
Mark Bradford, one of America’s most acclaimed painters, could not figure out what to put in the grand rotunda. This artist, who is set to represent his country in May at the 2017 Venice Biennale, found an unusual way of working long-distance. In a warehouse in South Los Angeles, not far from where he grew up, he created a full-size model of the Biennale’s United States pavilion, a stately building with echoes of Monticello. Then he spent the last year testing out his ideas in it.
From the glories of ancient culture to darker shades of contemporary conflict, works by Iraq’s most influential artists are to go on display at a major European event expected to draw at least 500,000 visitors. The National Pavilion of Iraq’s exhibition will be staged at the 57th Venice Biennale in May and feature artefacts spanning six millennia from the Neolithic Age to the Neo-Babylonian period alongside the works of eight modern Iraqi artists.