November 2017

Saturday, November 18 2017

Nov 2, 2017 - 8:00 PM
Lecture Hall 10-250

This lecture is presented in parallel with the 2017 ACADIA Conference, Disciplines and Disruptions.

Nov 3, 2017 - 5:30 PM

Mapping technologies occupy a curious status in society. Profoundly, they are objects of publicity that translate the real world and our being within it. At the same time, they are objective, the products of technicians, expertise, science. This lecture addresses one such recent development in mapping -- geodesign -- to better understand its origins and operative regime, in three parts.

Nov 6, 2017 - 5:30 PM
MIT Press Bookstore

Thresholds is the annual peer-reviewed journal produced by the MIT Department of Architecture, held in over 150 university art & architecture libraries around the world. Thresholds 45: Myth is edited by Zachary Angles (MIT Architecture, MArch ’19). Venturing into the proposition that architecture is as much constituted of stone, wood, a

Nov 7, 2017 - 6:00 PM
Room 7-429/Long Lounge

Beatriz Colomina is Professor of History and Theory in the School of Architecture and founding director of the program in Media and Modernity at Princeton University. She has written extensively on questions of architecture, art, sexuality and media. Her books include Are We Human?

Nov 9, 2017 - 6:00 PM
Room 7-429/Long Lounge

Alison Brooks, Principal and Creative Director of Alison Brooks Architects, is recognised as one of the leading architects of her generation. She has developed an international reputation for design excellence, as well as a voice advocating for the social project of architecture, and the role of women in the profession.

Nov 13, 2017 - 12:30 PM
Room 7-429/Long Lounge

Franca Trubiano is Associate Professor in the Architecture Department at PENN Design and a Registered Architect with l'Ordre des Architectes du Quebec. She teaches in theories of building, environmental design, construction technology, emerging materials, integrated design, and high-performance buildings.

Nov 13, 2017 - 6:00 PM
ACT Cube/E15-001

Postcommodity will discuss their 2015 land art installation and socially engaged artwork Repellent Fence, and the implications of this work on their art practice, their future work, and the field of contemporary art as we approach the year 2043 (when the US transitions to a non-white majority).

Nov 13, 2017 - 6:00 PM
Room 7-429/Long Lounge

MIT Department of Architecture / Fall 2017 Lecture Series
Dinner with the In-Laws: Terms of Work

Faculty: Mariana Ibanez, Sheila Kennedy, Rami El Samahy
Moderated by Timothy Hyde

This lecture is organized by the Architecture Student Council (ASC).

Nov 14, 2017 - 6:00 PM
Room 7-429/Long Lounge

Frederic Leighton’s Holland Park home was one of the most famous British Orientalist interiors in nineteenth-century London. His home, the site of his creative practice, it was also an evolving work of art and a space into and out of which objects, art works and people travelled. Here Leighton amassed an exceptional collection of Islamic art.

Nov 16, 2017 - 6:00 PM
Lecture Hall 10-250

Five years ago, Christian Kerez taught a studio at the Harvard Graduate School of Design titled ‘Ornamental Space’. The studio served as a starting point to verify if an abstract term could trigger the design process. The concepts developed in the studio contributed to a competition entry for a cultural center in Beijing the following year.