Architecture and Urbanism

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Experiments in Architecture

Dec 18, 2018 - 11:00am
Long Lounge, Room 7-429

Dancing About Architecture: A Performance After Georges Perec’s Species of Spaces
December 18, 2018, 11 AM - Long Lounge – Room 7-429

Space/Dance is part of the Fall 2018 Experiments in Pedagogy organized on occasion of the 150th Anniversary of architecture education at MIT.

Feb 8, 2019 - 6:00pm
Room 7-429/Long Lounge

Join us for screenings of work from the Fall 2018 Fear and Wonder Workshop with Liam Young and the IAP 2019 Workshop The Sky Commodified with Maya Shopova. 

Fear and Wonder: The Shape of the Future

Feb 14, 2019 - 6:00pm
Room 7-429/Long Lounge

The exhibition Toward a Concrete Utopia: Architecture in Yugoslavia, 1948-1980 ended its six-month run at the Museum of Modern Art on January 15. What is there to learn from it in 2019? Is there any kind of operative knowledge to be gleaned from the exhibited material beyond the historiographic “discovery” of a hitherto unknown region? The talk will focus on a few Yugoslav case-studies to argue in favor of the former socialist world as a repository of neglected architectural knowledge that could be valuable in today’s practice.

Feb 15, 2019 - 6:00pm
Keller Gallery | Room 7-408

MIT Department of Architecture
Keller Gallery, Room 7-408
On view February 13-March 16, 2019
Open Monday-Saturday, 9 AM-6 PM
Opening reception February 15, 6 PM

Feb 21, 2019 - 6:00pm
Room 7-429/Long Lounge

Design as Protest explores the privilege and power structures that have defined injustice from America's inception. Like all institutions, Design imposes its power through policies, procedures, and practice and is subject to its own inherited biases. We look at the history of the design justice movement and how the theory of practice continually advocates for the dismantling of power ecosystems that use architecture and design to create injustice throughout the built environment.

Mar 7, 2019 - 6:00pm
7-429/Long Lounge

Sometimes blights are monuments and industries aren't considered natural or stuff is described as global or local or spaces are public or not. But why? This lecture will present projects that explore how design of Public Access Landscapes can create one or the other or both or all.

Mar 14, 2019 - 6:00pm
7-429/Long Lounge

What is architecture in our age of the anthropocene, uncertainty, and polarization? What agency do we have to address big issues through design? As WORKac enters its fourth five-year plan, Dan Wood will discuss the merits of pop, whimsey and optimism as the firm gets real in in the scale and ambition of its work.

Mar 15, 2019 - 9:00am
Keller Gallery, Room 7-408

Rosalyne Shieh
Marion Mahony Fellowship Exhibition

Apr 13, 2019 - 9:00am
Media Lab/E14, 6th Floor

MIT President Rafael Reif described the "ubiquity of computing and the rise of AI" as a "turning point" that prompted the recent establishment of the new College of Computing at MIT. As MIT celebrates 150 years of architecture education and the MIT School of Architecture and Planning plans its move to the MET Warehouse, we pause to reflect on the present and project futures for education, practice, and research at this critical juncture. 

Apr 18, 2019 - 6:00pm
Lecture Hall 10-250

junya.ishigami+associates is an international architecture firm based in Tokyo, Japan. Established by Junya Ishigami in 2004, the firm gained international recognition following the completion of the Kanagawa Institute of Technology’s KAIT Workshop in 2007, which was awarded the Architectural Institute of Japan Prize in 2009. Similar success followed with exhibitions at Venice Architecture Biennales, the latter of which being awarded the Golden Lion for Best Project of the 12th Biennale in 2010.

Apr 23, 2019 - 6:00pm
Room 7-429/Long Lounge

*Note: unfortunately this lectured is cancelled.

Amanda Levete explores how both intuition and technical rigour come together to advance the debate in the work of AL_A, including the V&A Exhibition Road Quarter in London and the Museum of Art, Architecture & Technology in Lisbon.   

May 2, 2019 - 6:00pm
7-429/Long Lounge