Public Lecture Series

Lectures are free and open to the public. For some lectures, members of the MIT community with IDs will be admitted between 4:45-5:10 pm and the general public will be admitted as space permits at 5:20 pm.

Except as noted, lectures are at 5:30 pm in Room 7-429, located at 77 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge.

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Sep 18, 2014 - 6:00pm

Ana Miljacki, co-curator of the US Pavilion, and Hyungmin Pai, co-curator of the Korean Pavilion, will present and discuss the curatorial process for the 14th Architecture Biennale in Venice.

The OfficeUS presentation, by Ana Miljacki, will lay out the curatorial ambition for the US Pavilion at the 14th Architectural Biennale in Venice. Composed of a research and a live component, OfficeUS is an invitation, an opening into reviewing, historicizing and transforming US architects' global contribution.

Oct 16, 2014 - 6:00pm

Andrés Jaque and the Office for Political Innovation explore the potential of post-foundational politics and symmetrical approaches to the sociology of technology to rethink architectural practices. The office's slogan is 'ARCHITECTURE IS TECHNOLOGICALLY RENDERED SOCIETY' and is currently devoted to the study of connected-domesticities as politically-active transmedia urbanisms. 

Oct 23, 2014 - 6:00pm

Simon Velez, "Vegetarian Architecture", Edward and Mary Allen Lecture in Structural Design with Simon Velez

Exploration of vegetarian architecture and potential of bamboo for the advancement of social housing.

Nov 20, 2014 - 6:00pm

Architecture Lecture Series / HTC Forum
Keller Easterling, "Extrastatecraft"