Architectural Design

Feb 22, 2018 - 6:00pm
Room 7-429/Long Lounge

The Trump presidency has brought to sharp light the enduring racial inequalities through which liberal democracy is constituted and lived.  In this talk, I examine imaginations and practices of resistance, from sanctuary cities to professional refusal, against regimes of white nationalism.  But I also place the present historical conjuncture in the broader history of racial capitalism and return to the “freedom dreams” of black reconstruction and the project of abolitionism.  I argue that our disciplines and professions have a role to play in such plans of freedom.

Feb 27, 2018 - 6:00pm
Room 7-429/Long Lounge
Feb 27, 2018 - 6:00pm
Room 7-429/Long Lounge9

Cristina Goberna Pesudo is a practitioner architect, educator and critic. She is founder partner of Fake Industries, Architectural Agonism (FKAA), an architectural practice of horizontal structure and colaborative nature based in Barcelona, New York and Sydney. Cristina completed a 7 years Bachelor Degree in Architecture at the University of Seville, Spain. As a Fulbright Fellow she was awarded an MS. in Advance Architectural Design (AAD) and an Advance Architectural Research (AAR) certificate by GSAPP in Columbia University.

Mar 15, 2018 - 6:00pm
Lecture Hall 10-250

Francis Kéré argues for a new approach in architecture that combines traditional ressources and modern building techniques through innovative construction strategies. The use of local, natural materials, and the integration of the community in the building process drives the architectural concepts for projects spread across the African, European and American continents.

Apr 12, 2018 - 6:00pm
Room 7-429/Long Lounge

Architect and historian Jonathan Massey is dean and professor at the Taubman College of Architecture and Urban Planning at the University of Michigan. In his previous position as dean of architecture at California College of Arts, his primary responsibility was for the vision, leadership, and administration of the CCA Architecture Division, which includes three accredited programs in architecture and interior design. At Syracuse University, he was the Laura J. and L.

Apr 19, 2018 - 6:00pm

MIT Visiting Artist Tomás Saraceno, MIT meteorologist Lodovica Illari, Morningstar Professor of Physics Robert Jaffe and Associate Professor Jesse Kroll discuss the future of fossil-free flight envisioned by the floating, solar-powered sculptures of the Aerocene project in a panel discussion moderated by Professor John Fernández, director of MIT’s Environmental Solutions Initiative.

Sponsored by MIT Department of Architecture and Department of Earth, Atmospheric and Planetary Sciences.

Apr 23, 2018 - 6:00pm
Room 7-429/Long Lounge
Apr 26, 2018 - 6:00pm
Lecture Hall 10-250

This era of massive and acritical diffusion of architecture is transforming our world into an ever-more uniform environment. We now live in a particularly homogenous world overflowing and burdened with an endless reproduction of images detached from any specific context. Too often, we operate absorbing and replicating images, without really focusing in the specificity of life, culture and history.

Increasingly imagetic affinities make us lose the original link that binds us to a place, to an irreproducible frame and plot.

May 3, 2018 - 8:45am
Media Lab, E14, 6th Floor

Housing +
Norman B. Leventhal Center for Advanced Urbanism Biennial Conference and Exhibition
May 3-4, 2018


May 3, 2018 - 6:00pm
Room 7-429/Long Lounge

Yolande Daniels is a founding principal, along with Sunil Bald, of the design firm studioSUMO. Since 1995, the work of the practice has revealed common themes and repeating motifs that unite the varied interests of the two partners. Yolande will focus on how her work within their practice has been a platform to explore architectural objects and patterns at multiple scales. This has ranged from the societal patterns that inform the design of objects, to the form of the object, to the patterning of surfaces of objects.