KIRKLAND GALLERY is located at 40 Kirkland Street, Cambridge, MA 02138. Please note that the entrance is on Sumner Road and you will need a Harvard Graduate School of Design ID to enter the building. If you would like to visit the gallery and are not a GSD student, please contact us at gsdkirklandgallery@gmail.com.

2016 SPRING
TRACES OF URBANIZATION: REGIONAL LANDSCAPE PATTERNS VIEWED FROM THE AIR

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Flight allows us to distance ourselves from the landscapes we occupy, to gain an outside view of the abstract patterns that cultures inscribe on the land, and be able to critically reflect on them. From urban centers, to logistical landscapes, to cultivated fields and remote areas, traces of urbanization permeate the globe in many different forms and intensities.Yet patterns repeat across distant and diverse geographies and cultures.The exhibition presents a series of views of landscape patterns in different regions around the globe photographed from the air. Framed through the airplane window and presented serially through the rhythmic structure of a slide projector, the images focus attention on the differentiation and sameness between the patterns inscribed on the land across different regions and geographies.The series of images invites viewers to reflect on the diminishing regional diversity of settlement patterns and the shifting relationship of contemporary cultures with the land. 

Sonja Vangjeli

2016.09
NIGHTLIGHT

2016 SPRING
STEREOSCOPE: AN EXERCISE IN CALL AND RESPONSE