Apr/13
Turning Points in Architecture, Design, and Research

Turning Points in Architecture, Design, and Research | Symposium

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. 

Turning Points is an opportunity to reflect, individually and collectively, on the status and stakes of architecture, design, and research. As thinking of the future is always part of an architect's task, we come together to discuss crucial and necessary moments of change, past and present. This two-day event and symposium will close off the year-long celebration of 150 years of architecture education at MIT.

Alumni events take place April 12-13, 2019. Please register here.

The symposium is open to the public on April 13, 2019. Please register here.


SATURDAY, APRIL 13, 2019
MIT Media Lab, 75 Amherst Street, 6th Floor

9:30 AM
REGISTRATION AND BREAKFAST

10 AM
ENVIRONMENTAL TURN

John Fernandez, Rania Ghosn, Caroline Jones, Sheila Kennedy, Gediminas Urbonas
Moderator: Neeraj Bhatia

11:30 AM
SOCIAL TURN

Azra Akšamija, Timothy Hyde, Lauren Jacobi, Miho Mazerreeuw, Ana Miljački
Moderator: Liz Burow

1 PM
LUNCH

2:15 PM
DIGITAL TURN

Marcelo Coelho, Axel Kilian, Terry Knight, Caitlin Mueller, Cristina Parreño
Moderator: Mariana Ibañez

3:45 PM
COFFEE BREAK

4:15 PM
FUTURES OF RESEARCH AND PEDAGOGY

Hashim Sarkis and Sarah Whiting in conversation with Mark Jarzombek

5:30 PM
RECEPTION

Turning Points in Architecture, Design, and Research