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Karen Duan is a designer with a background in hand making and a commitment to delicate, detailed work. She is currently pursuing her Master of Architecture at Harvard Graduate School of Design, as part of the Advanced Placement (AP) program. 

Previously, she earned her B.S. in Architecture with a minor in Creative Writing from the University of Michigan. There, her thesis project “Mass Inurement: Commodity King” won the Wallenberg Studio Award for excellence in conception and execution. (Project published and on view in Dimensions 31.) 

Karen lives in Somerville, Massachusetts. She originally hails from Ann Arbor, Michigan, and enjoys reading and collecting pens in her free time.

Let’s talk! For inquiries or collaborations: kduan@gsd.harvard.edu

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upper photo: shibuya crossing, tokyo
lower photo: rattle snake ridge, seattle







Cargo Collective, Inc. Los Angeles, Calif.
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