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 2, 2019
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

Landing Studio is an architecture, design, and research practice whose work negotiates the intersection of large scale global industry with urban environments. Since 2005, Landing Studio has developed projects with port facilities and transit infrastructure entities in Boston and New York by designing shared industrial and public access landscapes, light installations, festivals, exhibitions, tours, and industrial/community operations agreements.

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.

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

Amanda Levete CBE is a RIBA Stirling Prize winning architect and founder and principal of AL_A, an international award-winning design and architecture studio. Since its formation in 2009, AL_A has refined an intuitive and strategic approach to design.

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