Architectural Design

Sep 12, 2017 - 12:00pm
Room 7-429/Long Lounge

Architecture & Urban Studies & Planning Faculty Roundtable
Garnette Cadogan, Dayna Cunningham, Yolande Daniels, Mark Jarzombek, Justin Steil
Room 7-429/Long Lounge, 12 PM 

Sep 20, 2017 - 6:00pm
Room 7-429/Long Lounge

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

Sep 21, 2017 - 12:00pm
Room 7-429/Long Lounge

September 21, 12 PM - 1 PM: Panel Discussion with Marie Law Adams, Lorena Bello, Andrew Brose, Anton Garcia-Abril, Adèle Naudé Santos, and Rafi Segal; Moderated by James Wescoat | Room 7-429/Long Lounge

September 22, 12 PM - 2 PM: Workshop presentations by students and faculty | Room 9-255/DUSP City Arena

Sep 30, 2017 - 11:00am

Strengthen the presence of women in architecture by learning how to edit and add content to Wikipedia. Make a Wikipedia account before attending! MIT NOMAS will be joined by Phoebe Ayers (MIT Libraries and Wikipedia expert) and Rebecca Thorndike-Breeze (Lecturer, Writing and Communication Center and Writing, Rhetoric, and Professional Communication).

11 AM: Introduction & Training (with coffee and snacks)
12 PM: Edit-a-thon

Oct 3, 2017 - 6:00pm
Room 7-429/Long Lounge

This interdisciplinary lecture will address a proposed shift to make multi-stall bathrooms on campus accessible to people of all genders, ages, sizes, and abilities. Professor and architect Joel Sanders, will situate this issue in a cultural/historical context, charting the evolution of his thinking about the bathroom as an overdetermined space that registers deep seated cultural conceptions about gender, abjection and embodied difference. Then he will present design prototypes for inclusive restrooms.

Oct 4, 2017 - 6:00pm
Room 7-429/Long Lounge

Faculty: Ana Miljacki, Nasser Rabbat, Larry Sass

Oct 5, 2017 - 6:00pm
Lecture Hall 10-250

Join the MIT Center for Art, Science & Technology (CAST) for a preview of new faculty work in development through Mellon Foundation grants:

Oct 11, 2017 - 5:00pm
Room 7-429/Long Lounge

What is a petroculture? Conjectures on energy and global culture with Professor Imre Szeman, University of Alberta and University of Waterloo, Canada

Followed by a panel discussion with Rania Ghosn, Assistant Professor of Architecture and Urbanism, MIT School of Architecture + Planning; Caroline A. Jones, Professor of Art History, MIT School of Architecture + Planning; and Rosalind Williams, Bern Dibner Professor of the History of Science and Technology, MIT Program on Science, Technology, and Society

Oct 19, 2017 - 6:00pm
7-429, Long Lounge

In order to get to a carbon neutral building stock – which is e.g. required by the EU Carbon roadmap by 2050  – our efforts need to be smart and holistic on all scales of design. At the same time it is essential that a transformation process provide great environmental qualities – indoor as well as outdoor (public realm). This requires mitigation and adaptation strategies, which can only be accomplished by transforming the design process: “Form Follows Process” (Chris Bangle, chief of design at BMW between 1992 and 2009).

Oct 20, 2017 - 5:30pm
Room 7-429/Long Lounge

Boris Groys (b.1947) is a philosopher, essayist, art critic, media theorist and an internationally renowned expert on Soviet-era art and literature, specifically, the Russian avant-garde. He is a Global Distinguished Professor of Russian and Slavic Studies at New York University, a Senior Research Fellow at the Staatliche Hochschule für Gestaltung Karlsruhe, and a professor of philosophy at The European Graduate School / EGS.

Oct 24, 2017 - 6:00pm
32-141; Stata Center

The threat: Like an oncoming storm front, the Force Majeure is a fluid frontier; a frontier of heat moving across the planet; a frontier of water advancing on lands.  It is a frontier from which we retreat, yet within which we must also adapt. The opportunity: Our motto is, Think Globally, Act Globally. We must adapt to the Force Majeure at the scale in which it occurs.  We believe that Art and Science working together can provide key insights and solutions. This can be done – if we re-imagine what’s possible. 

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

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

British designer Thomas Heatherwick founded Heatherwick Studio in 1994 to bring craft, design, architecture and urban planning together in a single workspace. Today a team of 200, including architects, designers and makers, work from a combined studio and workshop in King’s Cross, London.

Nov 6, 2017 - 5:30pm
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, and steel as the myths that propel it into existence, Thresholds 45: Myth explores how architecture makes myth and how myth makes architecture.

Nov 7, 2017 - 6:00pm
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 - 6:00pm
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. Born in Ontario, Canada in 1962, she moved to London in 1988 after graduating with a BES and BArch from the University of Waterloo.

Nov 13, 2017 - 6:00pm
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 16, 2017 - 6:00pm
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.

Nov 17, 2017 - 12:00pm
Room 7-429 / Long Lounge