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May 19, 2017 - 7:45 PM
Hayden Lipchitz Courty...  
May 18, 2017. Posted by Irina Chernyakova

IN NO TIME:
a garden party

A night of installations, performances and outdoor screenings by Graduate Students in the Art Culture and Technology
Program at MIT. Schedule of events will be uploaded soon. Stay tuned!

Friday, May 19, 2017

Featuring works by:
Angel Chen
Jessica Sarah Rinland
Jessika Khazrik or The Society of False Witnesses
Jose Rivera
Laura Serejo Genes
Neil Sanzgiri
Nicolas Kisic Aguirre
Nolan Oswald Dennis
Pedro Zylbersztajn
Raafat Mazjoub
SKATKA
Yusef Audeh

May 16, 2017 - 1:00 PM
Room 7-429 and Adjacen...  
May 08, 2017. Posted by Irina Chernyakova

Friday, May 12, 9:30 - 11:30 AM
4.032/4.S02 Undergraduate Design Studio, 9:30 - 11:30 AM
Information and Visualization
Ben Fry and James Grady, Room 3-442 

Tuesday, May 16, 1:00 to 6:00 PM
4.154 Graduate Architecture Option Studios

Ground Up: Transfiguring the Abattoirs of Casablanca
Linna Choi and Tarik Oualalou, Long Lounge/7-429

May 02, 2017. Posted by Irina Chernyakova

Public Space? Lost and Found explores the contemporary evolution of public space from the milieu of design and artistic thinking and practice at the civic scale. It gathers an eclectic cast of practitioners and theorists of the public domain and welcomes all readers interested in how the production of public space plays out (or could play out) under interrelated, accelerating conditions shaping the present, such as ubiquitous computing, climate change, economic austerity, and the rise of various stripes of political extremism and isolationism.

Apr 28, 2017. Posted by Irina Chernyakova

Olivia Huang (M.Arch '18) and Akshita Sivakumar (SMArchS '17) were nominated and honored at the 2017 Graduate Women of Excellence Reception. Each honoree was nominated by a member of the MIT Community in recognition of her leadership and service, dedication to mentorship and drive to improve the student experience. Below, Olivia and Akshita answer a few questions on their work inside and outside of MIT for the Office of the Dean of Graduate Education (ODGE).

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Olivia Huang (MArch 2018)

Apr 27, 2017. Posted by Angeline C. Jacques

Associate Professor William O'Brien Jr.'s exhibit 'Other Masks' is on view at Balts Projects in Zurich, Switzerland, from April 12 - May 14, 2017. 

Apr 27, 2017. Posted by Angeline C. Jacques

Brandon Clifford, Assistant Professor in the Department of Architecture, has been awarded The Founders Rome Prize for 2017-2018 from the American Academy in Rome for his project titled "Ghosts of Rome."

Apr 13, 2017. Posted by Irina Chernyakova

The Art of the Dealers

Who doesn’t like a good story about art, international espionage, and global commerce? Consider this one. In 1765, the French government of Louis XV dispatched two emissaries to China with six large tapestries intended for the Qianlong emperor. In theory, this was a gesture of Enlightenment universalism by France’s minister of state, Henri-Leonard Bertin.

Apr 06, 2017. Posted by Angeline C. Jacques

Building 7 is most known for the soaring four-story lobby that greets visitors who enter the campus from Massachusetts Avenue. Not as widely recognized is that the building is home to four galleries that feature regular exhibitions of art, architecture, and design.

Apr 06, 2017. Posted by Angeline C. Jacques

Eight student-led teams hoping to launch ventures ranging from real estate development, to urban diagnostics, to novel design solutions for schoolchildren have been selected as the inaugural cohort for DesignX, the new entrepreneurship accelerator from MIT’s School of Architecture and Planning (SA+P).

Apr 06, 2017. Posted by Angeline C. Jacques

The School of Architecture and Planning and the Norman B. Leventhal Center for Advanced Urbanism (LCAU) at MIT have established a long-term initiative to rethink the future of affordable housing in Brazil, which faces an estimated shortage of 7 million units.

Apr 06, 2017. Posted by Angeline C. Jacques

PhD Candidate Catherine de Wolf is one of four winners of the 2016 Hangai prize, awarded to outstanding papers presented at the annual IASS Symposium by younger members of the Association. De Wolf presented this paper at the 2016 Symposium, “Spatial Structures in the 21st Century,” held in September 2016 in Tokyo, Japan.

Apr 06, 2017. Posted by Angeline C. Jacques

Assistant Professor Caitlin Mueller won the Tsuboi Award in September 2016 for the outstanding paper presented at the 2015 International Association for Shell and Spatial Structures (IASS) Symposium, “Future Visions” in Amsterdam, The Netherlands.

 

Apr 06, 2017. Posted by Angeline C. Jacques

The Tozzer Anthropology Building by Kennedy Violich Architecture, the architectural practice of Professor Sheila Kennedy, received an Architecture Merit award from the 2017 American Institute of Architects New York (AIANY) Design Awards. The project will be part of the Center for Architecture 2017 Design Awards Exhibition, on view April 21 through June 20, 2017.

Apr 06, 2017. Posted by Angeline C. Jacques

Professor J. Meejin Yoon has been awarded the 2017 MIT Leventhal Center for Advanced Urbanism Seed Grant to support the FloatLab project. Sited within the Schuylkill River in Philadelphia, FloatLab is an educational platform to study and observe the transforming urban waterway. Professor Yoon will lead an interdisciplinary team of researchers, engineers, and environmental scientists to explore how cities like Philadelphia are revitalizing their riverfronts and learning from urban river ecologies.

Apr 06, 2017. Posted by Angeline C. Jacques

‘Being Material,’ the second MIT Center for Art, Science and Technology Symposium takes place on April 21-22, 2017.The conference is convened by Professor Stefan Helmreich, Anthropology; Leila Kinney, Arts at MIT Executive Director Leila Kinney; Assistant Professor Skylar Tibbits, Architecture; CAST Mellon Postdoctoral Fellow and Lecturer Rebecca Uchill (PhD HTC ‘15), Architecture; and Professor Evan Ziporyn, Music and Theater Arts.

Apr 06, 2017. Posted by Angeline C. Jacques

Zain Karsan (M.Arch ‘18) is the recipient of the 2017 QuarraMatter Fellowship. Now in its third year, the QuarraMatter Fellowship allows students to spend a summer working with Quarra Stone, a stone fabricator in Madison, Wisconsin. Two fellows work closely with fabricators at Quarra to develop and implement a large-scale stone artifact; the intent of the research is to build processes that improve accuracy in production techniques and reduce the gap between drawing, modeling, and making.

Apr 06, 2017. Posted by Angeline C. Jacques

MIT faculty, students, and alumni consistently find creative ways to apply their knowledge to local contexts, collaborating with partners around the globe to make the world a better place. Arguably, no MIT exchange is more fertile than the one the School of Architecture and Planning (SA+P) enjoys with Mexico.

Apr 06, 2017. Posted by Angeline C. Jacques

Azra Aksamija, Associate Professor in the Program in Art, Culture and Technology, and Nasser Rabbat, Aga Khan Professor and Director of the Aga Khan Program for Islamic Architecture, talk to The Tech about their immigrant experience and how it informs their work and teaching as part of the Tech Transfers project, a photo series by Professor Daniel Jackson that features immigrant members of MIT.

Apr 06, 2017. Posted by Angeline C. Jacques

Pacific Aquarium, a project by DESIGN EARTH, led by Assistant Professor Rania Ghosn and El Hadi Jazairy, won the Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture (ACSA) 2017 Faculty Design Award.

Apr 06, 2017. Posted by Angeline C. Jacques

Rania Ghosn and El Hadi Jazairy of DESIGN EARTH are among four designers chosen to create installations on the Rose Kennedy Greenway as part of the fifth Design Biennial Boston. “The powerful drawings and installations of these exceptional designers make visible—in a profound and terrifyingly beautiful way—the deep and damaging impact that human activity has had on the earth and the consequences of that impact for our continued inhabitation of the planet,” said juror Keith Krumwiede on DESIGN EARTH’s work.

Apr 06, 2017. Posted by Angeline C. Jacques

“Imagine a structure that is quick to assemble, easy to transport and offers shelter in the aftermath of a natural disaster. Now, imagine one that can assemble itself in mid-air. This is the vision of a group of students from the Masters of Architecture Options Studio at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)," writes Alexandra Simon-Lewis for Wired Magazine on the Fall 2016 Options Studio 'Fast, Cheap and Out of the Box'.

Apr 04, 2017. Posted by Anne Deveau

HTC PhD Candidate Nisa Ari, whose research explores the relationships between cultural politics and the development of art and art institutions in the Middle East, won the 2017 Rhonda A. Saad Prize for Best Paper in Modern and Contemporary Arab Art from the Association for Modern and Contemporary Art of the Arab World, Iran and Turkey.

Apr 10, 2017 - 11:30 AM
E15-207  
Mar 31, 2017. Posted by Site Admin

Artistic Research Lunch Hour Series. Artists with unique international practices join ACT and the wider MIT community to discuss their respective approaches to work, research, and the formation of artistic intelligence.

Apr 04, 2017 - 12:30 PM
E15-207  
Mar 31, 2017. Posted by Site Admin

Artistic Research Lunch Hour Series. Artists with unique international practices join ACT and the wider MIT community to discuss their respective approaches to work, research, and the formation of artistic intelligence.

May 01, 2017 - 11:30 AM
E15-207  
Mar 31, 2017. Posted by Site Admin

Artistic Research Lunch Hour Series. Artists with unique international practices join ACT and the wider MIT community to discuss their respective approaches to work, research, and the formation of artistic intelligence.

Apr 14, 2017 - 11:30 AM
E15-207  
Mar 31, 2017. Posted by Site Admin

Artistic Research Lunch Hour Series. Artists with unique international practices join ACT and the wider MIT community to discuss their respective approaches to work, research, and the formation of artistic intelligence.

Apr 12, 2017 - 11:00 AM
E15-207  
Mar 31, 2017. Posted by Site Admin

Artistic Research Lunch Hour Series. Artists with unique international practices join ACT and the wider MIT community to discuss their respective approaches to work, research, and the formation of artistic intelligence.

Mar 30, 2017. Posted by Anne Deveau

On Thursday, April 6th, Caroline A Jones, MIT Professor of Art History, and Rebecca Uchill, MIT Center for Art Science & Technology Postdoctoral Fellow, along with Harvard University Professor Peter Galison, will be the opening keynote panel for the graduate student conference “Technical Landscapes: Aesthetics and the Environment in the History of

Mar 28, 2017. Posted by Anne Deveau

Kristel Smentek's presentation entitled “Bouchardon, P.-J. Mariette, and the ‘Pure Taste’ of the Antique” is part of The Getty Center's symposium "Bouchardon and His Contemporaries" and examines mid-eighteenth-century conceptions of ancient Greek art and the role of antique engraved gems in constructions of a "pure" Greek style.

Mar 21, 2017. Posted by Angeline C. Jacques

ACT graduate Matthew Mazzotta's recent project, THE STOREFRONT THEATRE, has been shortlisted for two Architizer A+ awards in the categories of Architecture + Community and Architecture + Urban Transformation.

Mar 13, 2017. Posted by Anne Deveau

Announcing a Call for Papers for the MIT History, Theory, and Criticism of Architecture + Art Graduate Student Conference to held on October 14, 2017 

polemic… Polemic?  POLEMIC!

Mar 09, 2017. Posted by Irina Chernyakova

For the third year in a row, MIT has been named the top university in the world for “Architecture/Built Environment” in the latest subject rankings from QS World University Rankings. In “Art and Design,” the Institute ranked No. 2 globally for the second year in a row.

Apr 24, 2017 - 12:00 PM
Long Lounge/Room 7-429  
Feb 27, 2017. Posted by Irina Chernyakova

Hosted by the MIT Chapter of the National Organization of Minority Architects (NOMAS)

Mar 21, 2017 - 11:30 AM
e15-207  
Feb 21, 2017. Posted by Site Admin

Artistic Research Lunch Hour Series. Artists with unique international practices join ACT and the wider MIT community to discuss their respective approaches to work, research, and the formation of artistic intelligence.

Mar 20, 2017 - 11:00 AM
e15-207  
Feb 21, 2017. Posted by Site Admin

Artistic Research Lunch Hour Series. Artists with unique international practices join ACT and the wider MIT community to discuss their respective approaches to work, research, and the formation of artistic intelligence.

Mar 15, 2017 - 11:30 AM
e15-207  
Feb 21, 2017. Posted by Site Admin

Artistic Research Lunch Hour Series. Artists with unique international practices join ACT and the wider MIT community to discuss their respective approaches to work, research, and the formation of artistic intelligence.

Mar 06, 2017 - 11:00 AM
e15-207  
Feb 21, 2017. Posted by Site Admin

Artistic Research Lunch Hour Series. Artists with unique international practices join ACT and the wider MIT community to discuss their respective approaches to work, research, and the formation of artistic intelligence.

Feb 22, 2017 - 11:30 AM
e15-207  
Feb 21, 2017. Posted by Site Admin

Artistic Research Lunch Hour Series. Artists with unique international practices join ACT and the wider MIT community to discuss their respective approaches to work, research, and the formation of artistic intelligence.

Feb 21, 2017. Posted by Irina Chernyakova

Designing energy-efficient buildings can be challenging: Incorporating features that decrease the energy needed to run them often increases the energy-intensive materials required to build them, and vice versa. Now an MIT team has demonstrated a computer simulation that can help architects optimize their designs for both future operational energy and the initial energy required for making structural materials — at the same time.

Feb 21, 2017. Posted by Irina Chernyakova

MIT professor John Ochsendorf has been named as the 23rd Director of the American Academy in Rome (AAR). Ochsendorf, a professor with dual appointments in the Departments of Architecture and Civil and Environmental Engineering, will serve a three-year term beginning July 1, 2017, after which he will return to MIT.

Mar 08, 2017 - 6:00 PM
Long Lounge, Room 7-42...  
Feb 17, 2017. Posted by Irina Chernyakova

Dinner with the In-Laws, organized by the Architecture Student Council 

Feb 15, 2017 - 6:00 PM
3-415  
Feb 17, 2017. Posted by Irina Chernyakova

Dinner with the In-Laws, organized by the Architecture Student Council 

Apr 06, 2017 - 9:00 AM
7-238 Rotch Library  
Feb 16, 2017. Posted by Darren Bennett

Master’s degree students admitted to MIT Architecture are invited to attend the MIT Architecture Admitted Students Open House on Thursday, April 6, 2017.

Architecture Open House Schedule

9:30am  Registration, 7-238 Rotch Library
10am     Welcome & Overview, 7-238 Rotch Library

12pm     Lunch, 7-300

Master of Architecture (MArch)
1pm       Program Overview, 7-429 Long Lounge
2:15pm  Meet with Core 2, 7-433 Studio 7

Feb 16, 2017 - 5:00 PM
7-231  
Feb 07, 2017. Posted by Site Admin

Start the spring semester with an evening of art, conversation, and community in the first-ever Building 7 Block Party and Gallery Walk. The four galleries located in Building 7 will host simultaneous openings, with food and light refreshments available throughout the building. Hosted by the School of Architecture and Planning, the MIT Libraries, the MIT Museum, and the Department of Architecture, the Gallery Walk will offer a chance to tour the different exhibitions, meet the artists and curators, and welcome the community back to campus after the winter break.

Feb 01, 2017. Posted by Irina Chernyakova

Thresholds 46: SCATTER!
Editors: Anne Graziano and Eliyahu Keller

Jan 23, 2017. Posted by Irina Chernyakova

Research shows how rebuilding Britain’s Houses of Parliament in the 1800s helped create clean-air laws.

Britain’s dazzling Houses of Parliament building, constructed from 1840 until 1870, is an international icon. But the building’s greatest legacy may be something politicians and tourists don’t think about much: the clean air around it.

Jan 09, 2017. Posted by Irina Chernyakova

Faculty Rania Ghosn, Joel Lamere, and William O’Brien Jr. were recognized for their design work in The Architect’s Newspaper and Architect magazine’s 2016 Design Awards. 

Jan 06, 2017. Posted by Anne Deveau

Faculty members Timothy Hyde and Lauren Jacobi and Alumni Lucia Allais (PhD 2008) and Martin Bressani (SMArchS 1985) will be speaking at St. Catherine’s College in Oxford England on January 14, 2017.