PARTICIPANT INFORMATION

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You are an essential member of a group convening at the Harvard Graduate School of Design to learn about the contributions of black designers. We look forward to promoting  the role of all designers to be activists and advocates towards our aim of building coalitions. Therefore, we are honored to create a nurturing environment for our discussions and expect all participants to respectfully contribute to its success.

 

REGISTRATION

Check in to the conference on Friday afternoon from 3:30 to 7:00 PM or Saturday morning from 8:00 to 9:00 AM. Please bring either a printed or electronic copy of your ticket.  All student ticket holders must bring a valid student ID, and for beverage service at receptions, a valid state-issued ID will be required. After check in, your name badge will be your ticket to all conference activities.

If you purchase a ticket from someone who can no longer attend, you must notify us in advance to transfer the ticket. 

 

CONFERENCE VENUES

CONFERENCE PROCEEDINGS:
Gund Hall / 48 Quincy Street / Cambridge, MA 02138
Opened in 1972 and designed by architect John Andrews, Gund Hall is the center of the Graduate School of Design operations, housing studio, classroom, and office space.

SATURDAY NIGHT RECEPTION:
Science Center / 1 Oxford Street / Cambridge, MA 02138
Only steps away from its contemporary, Gund Hall, the Science Center was designed by the former Dean of the Graduate School of Design, Josep Luis Sert. In 2016/2017 the library and adjacent cafe underwent a redesign and renovation.

 

TRANSPORTATION AND PARKING

Gund Hall is easily accessible by all modes of transit, and we highly encourage public transportation as the preferred means of arriving to the conference. Check the MBTA site for routes and connections. While parking is available, see details below, it is very limited.

FROM BOSTON LOGAN INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT:
Via public transportation: Take the Silver Line bus (stops at all terminals) to South Station. At South Station, take the Red Line subway outbound  towards Alewife to Harvard Square. Follow directions below from Harvard Square to Gund Hall. Allow at least one hour if taking public transportation. Rental cars and taxi service are also available from the airport.

FROM HARVARD SQUARE T STATION:
Head northeast from the T Station, walking through Harvard Yard if you wish. Alternatively, head east along Massachusetts Avenue to Harvard Street, then turn left onto Quincy Street. Gund Hall is two blocks north on Quincy Street, between Cambridge and Kirkland Streets. The Graduate School of Design is approximately a 5 minute walk from the T Station.

BY BICYCLE:
Bike parking and shared bike service (Hubway) are also available directly adjacent to Gund Hall.

BY CAR:
The nearest garage is the Broadway Garage at 20 Felton Street, serviced by Harvard University. Permits can be purchased in advance online. Please check the website for rates and availability. Before purchasing online, you will need to register on the site as a visitor, creating a login and user profile. When prompted for department, select "Visitor to Campus' and use department code '7700'. After completing this information, you will need to log in and proceed with your purchase. To receive assistance with your order, please call the Harvard Transportation and Parking office at (617) 496-7827.

 

ACCOMMODATIONS

There are many hotels, bed and breakfasts, and short-term rentals available in the Cambridge, Somerville, and Boston area. Please see this map compiled by Harvard Travel Services.

 

CONNECT WITH US

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QUESTIONS?

Email us at blackindesign.gsd@gmail.com

 

Harvard University Graduate School of Design // 48 Quincy Street // Cambridge, MA 02138