Harvard's Dapper Dean

The Boston Globe counts Graduate School of Design dean Mohsen Mostafavi among the city’s most stylish denizens.

Harvard may not have a reputation as the most fashionable place, but this morning, one of our own landed on the list of the 25 most stylish Bostonians compiled by the Boston Globe: Graduate School of Design dean Mohsen Mostafavi.

In the accompanying interview, Mostafavi muses about similarities and differences between fashion and architecture:

I think one thing that’s very interesting about fashion is its immediacy and the fact that you can see things and you can test things very quickly. Architecture, unfortunately, is very slow. In fashion they create a prototype, and you see it and you touch it and you can make a decision. In architecture, if we could emulate that process, it would make some things easier.

For those who aren’t up for flipping through the entire slideshow, here’s the direct link to the Mostafavi interview.

Harvard Magazine profiled Mostafavi last year; read that article here.

You might also like

John Manning Appointed Interim Provost

Harvard Law School dean moves to central administration

Facebook’s Failures

Author and tech journalist Jeff Horwitz speaks at Harvard.

Kevin Young Named 2024 Harvard Arts Medalist

Museum director and poet to be honored April 24

Most popular

An Orphaned Sewing Machine

The multifaceted global and interdisciplinary impact of a useful object

Harvard Discloses Top Earners

The annual report details administrators’ and endowment investment managers’ compensation.

Photograph of Humsa Venkatesh in her lab

The Brain-Cancer Link

Growth-stimulating crosstalk between the brain and cancer tumors presents a new target for therapy.

More to explore

Michael Hill in a Marlins quarter zip

Leading with Care

Michael Hill strikes the right balance.

illustration of robotic hands manipulating a wooden maze to guide a worm in the maze to a target

Computational Control of a Living Brain?

How an AI agent learned to guide an animal to food—and what it might mean for Parkinson’s patients.

Naomi Bashkansky sits on a table with a chess board behind her.

Strategic Planning

A chess player’s moves on AI safety