Harvard expands creative vision in Allston

first_imgHarvard University on Monday unveiled plans for the development of a new hub for arts innovation on North Harvard Street in Allston.The ArtLab will feature spaces that allow faculty, students, and artists to cross media and academic boundaries to explore possibilities in sensory experience and social cognition. The lab will also host exhibitions and performances, bringing together Harvard, its growing Allston campus, and the community.“The ArtLab will be more than just a space — it will be an important addition to Harvard’s burgeoning arts environment, a home where faculty, staff, and students can engage in the kinds of interdisciplinary collaboration both within and beyond the curriculum that is a hallmark of Harvard’s strong and diverse arts community,” said Harvard President Drew Faust. “The ArtLab also represents our firm commitment to ensuring that creative and artistic innovation are at the heart of our campus. I have no doubt it will both complement and benefit from what is already a vibrant and growing arts community in Allston.”The ArtLab will further amplify the importance of arts-practice research and collaboration at Harvard. Since the 2008 Report of the Task Force on the Arts, the University has developed academic programs, recruited renowned artists for the faculty, and hosted notable artists from around the world. It has also invested significantly in a network of physical spaces dedicated to the arts, for which the ArtLab will serve as an important connecting point.“At Harvard, art spaces have historically been designed and situated discipline by discipline,” said Dean of Arts and Humanities Robin Kelsey, co-chair of the ArtLab Steering Committee. “But our faculty and student artists want to collaborate across boundaries, to mix performance and video, soundscapes and dance, engineering and art. The ArtLab will give them a space to mingle and experiment, free from the usual restraints of school, department, or medium.”The 9,000-square-foot structure, to be located on North Harvard Street in Barry’s Corner, will offer spaces for film, theater, dance, and media. The ArtLab will house sound-editing stations, a recording studio, and space for rehearsal, improvisation, and informal performance. Plans call for the lab to host visiting and local artists, providing them with flexible studio spaces.The ArtLab design features sizable glass portions at street level to showcase the creative process. The use of cast materials will create a simple aesthetic, one that supports a diversity of active uses and flexible workshop functions.The construction material palette includes a mix of industrial, recyclable, and reusable materials, allowing for natural light and a street-level view of the activity inside. The building was designed by Berlin-based Barkow Leibinger Architekten. The local architect is Sasaki of Watertown.The Boston Planning and Development Agency requires Harvard to file an amendment to its 2013 Institutional Master Plan to secure regulatory approval for the ArtLab.“This is a new way of approaching art-making on campus,” said Harvard Provost Alan Garber. “The new space, in proximity to the Harvard Business School, the Harvard John A. Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences, and the i-lab cluster will give Harvard faculty and their students an opportunity to cross boundaries of media and discipline in new and exciting ways.”“The ArtLab will be a key contributor to the artistic ecosystem in Allston by leveraging collaborations with the Ed Portal, the Ceramics Studio, the i-lab cluster, and Zone 3,” said Executive Vice President Katie Lapp. “We’re incredibly excited about the partnerships and new artistic methods that will no doubt take shape at the ArtLab, and are confident that the entire space will be a significant asset to Barry’s Corner.”The ArtLab plan comes as Harvard continues to strengthen its partnerships with the community, and as the Allston campus continues to grow and thrive. Boston Mayor Martin J. Walsh recently joined Faust at the groundbreaking for the upcoming renovation of the historic William F. Smith Field in Allston. Just last week Trader Joe’s opened its doors in Barry’s Corner, and the Zone 3 initiative on Western Avenue continues to offer exciting programs and events.In the 2016–2017 academic year, the Harvard Ed Portal offered more than 200 programs for the community, including dozens of arts events, 11 film screenings, and performances by three Grammy winners. Through the Ed Portal, Harvard also provided scholarships to local residents to use the Harvard Ceramics Studio in Allston, further contributing to arts in the neighborhood.If approved, construction on the ArtLab could begin as soon as the summer of 2018, and finish early the next year.last_img read more

Enza Costa Cashmere-Blend Top Has the Cutest Thumbholes

first_imgUs Weekly has affiliate partnerships so we may receive compensation for some links to products and services.Have you been waiting to buy yourself a luxurious gift for the holiday season, but haven’t been able to confidently decide what it should be? You don’t want to choose something you only feel 75% sure about, place the order, and then stumble upon something you’re 76% sure about the next day. You’re holding out for that 100%!- Advertisement – – Advertisement – This top from Amazon is quickly becoming a hit among shoppers. It’s made of a luxe cashmere and cotton blend that feels like a good dream you won’t want to wake up from. This top is an “everyday luxury” that will make even the dullest days feel fancy. You will feel fabulous in the “curve-contouring” fit too, the sleek silhouette streamlining your look!This top is thinner than most sweaters, but it’s still softer and warmer than a basic tee. It’s wonderful for either wearing on its own or layering. You’ll definitely want to show off the sleeves here and there though. They have extra-long ribbed cuffs that reach up toward the elbow, and they have thumbholes, adding a cool edginess to the sophisticated aesthetic!Enza Costa Cashmere-Blend Cuffed Crew Top With ThumbholesAmazonSee it!- Advertisement – You want to land on a piece that’s so perfect for you, you won’t even think about browsing through other items afterward. You’ll just check the tracking number five times a day — minimum — until it arrives, and then you’ll have trouble wearing anything else once it’s in your possession. We know that’s what happens to Us when we bring a little cashmere into our closet!Enza Costa Cashmere-Blend Cuffed Crew Top With ThumbholesAmazonSee it!Get the Enza Costa Cashmere-Blend Cuffed Crew Top With Thumbholes starting at $124 at Amazon! Please note, prices are accurate at the date of publication, November 12, 2020, but are subject to change.- Advertisement – Get the Enza Costa Cashmere-Blend Cuffed Crew Top With Thumbholes starting at $124 at Amazon! Please note, prices are accurate at the date of publication, November 12, 2020, but are subject to change.We love thumbholes so much, and not only because they look cool. If you’re someone whose hands get cold easily, they’re a must for you! If you spend the whole workday typing away, unable to tuck your hands under blankets or into pockets, then the thumbholes will help keep your hands warmer, keeping the cozy material wrapped around your hands!This USA-made top is currently available in 10 colors. There are multiple shades of grey called Smoke, Charcoal and Light Heather Grey as well as Black and Cadet (navy). For something lighter and bolder, try Baltic, a royal blue, or Iconic Red. Khaki and Pebble are great neutrals, and White is a classic you’ll wear with everything. Go on and pick your favorite! See it!Get the Enza Costa Cashmere-Blend Cuffed Crew Top With Thumbholes starting at $124 at Amazon! Please note, prices are accurate at the date of publication, November 12, 2020, but are subject to change.Not your style? Check out more from Enza Costa here and more sweaters here! Don’t forget to shop through all of Amazon’s Daily Deals for more great finds!Check out more of our picks and deals here!This post is brought to you by Us Weekly’s Shop With Us team. The Shop With Us team aims to highlight products and services our readers might find interesting and useful, such as face masks, self tanners, Lululemon-style leggings and all the best gifts for everyone in your life. Product and service selection, however, is in no way intended to constitute an endorsement by either Us Weekly or of any celebrity mentioned in the post.The Shop With Us team may receive products free of charge from manufacturers to test. In addition, Us Weekly receives compensation from the manufacturer of the products we write about when you click on a link and then purchase the product featured in an article. This does not drive our decision as to whether or not a product or service is featured or recommended. Shop With Us operates independently from advertising sales team. We welcome your feedback at [email protected] Happy shopping!last_img read more

LeBron James had a great response about playing with son Bronny in the NBA

first_imgView this post on Instagram Following the Lakers’ 101-96 victory over the Hawks on Sunday, LeBron was asked if he had thought about playing in the league at the same time as Bronny.The 34-year-old said: “The way my body feels right now postgame, no, absolutely not. Through the grace of God and the grace of health, we will see what happens. But at the end of the day, it’s not promised my son can make it to this level. We don’t even discuss that.”We live every day by every day and [think about] how he can continue to be a great teammate, be a positive role model to his little brother and little sister and, when he leaves the house, continue to hold the James last name with the utmost respect. Because it’s not just about him — and when I leave the house, it’s not just about me — it’s about our family and what we’ve created.”Being in the NBA is extra credit as far as life [goes]. If you’re able to make it, you don’t ever take it for granted. This is all cool and well and dandy, but there’s so much more to life, especially when you’re raising a family.” A post shared by LeBron James (@kingjames) on Dec 15, 2019 at 6:56am PSTOn his trip to Columbus, he added: “It was my son’s eighth high school game and the first I was able to be at live, so to have all the family … all my friends and people I grew up with in my home town were all there. My mentor and father figure coach Dru Joyce was on the other side coaching St. Vincent-St. Mary.”It was a surreal moment, not only for myself but my family and friends were talking about it as well, how things have come full circle. Seeing my son out playing in our home state versus my alma mater, playing in front of our family and friends, everyone was telling me it was like I was back in high school all over again watching my son. It was one of the greatest moments in my life so far.” LeBron James joked he was not confident his body would be able to hold up to the demands of the NBA long enough for him to play at the same time as his son Bronny.Bronny, 15, led Sierra Canyon to a 59-56 victory over his father’s former high school St. Vincent-St. Mary on Saturday, with LeBron in attendance for the game in his home state of Ohio. The four-time NBA MVP was pictured bouncing up and down courtside after his son stole the ball and laid in a go-ahead basket in the final minute. LeBron had 32 points, 13 rebounds, seven assists and three blocks as the Lakers extended their winning streak to seven games against the Hawks.The 34-year-old was clearly enjoying himself in the second quarter, pretending to block a shot by teammate Rajon Rondo and teeing up Dwight Howard for a dunk with a pass between his own legs.”He was spectacular. He had some all-time clips,” Lakers coach Frank Vogel said. “He was terrific. He was a huge part of the win.”last_img read more