American architect and educator Sarah Whiting has served as Dean and Josep Lluís Sert Professor of Architecture at Harvard Graduate School of Design since 2019. She is also co-founder of WW Architecture in Cambridge. Whiting previously served as Dean of Rice University's School of Architecture, and she has taught design, history, and theory at Princeton University, the Illinois Institute of Technology, the University of Kentucky, and the University of Florida. An expert in architectural theory and urbanism, she has a particular interest in modern and contemporary architecture’s relationship with politics, economics, and society, and how the built environment shapes the nature of public life.
“As designers, historians, and citizens of a global world, none of us can afford to turn away from ugly moments that tarnish our collective history. dieDAS enables us to confront our past while not being shackled by it. Paul Schultze-Naumburg’s Saalecker Werkstätten are here transformed into a site of productive progress—the production of sustainability, of craft, and of design, but also the production of new relationships among designers and disciplines, and the production of critical histories of our past and lessons for our future.”