Public Lecture Series

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

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 19, 2017 - 6:00pm
Lecture Hall 10-250

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.

Nov 2, 2017 - 6:00pm
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 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 20, 2017 - 6:00pm
Room 7-429/Long Lounge

Fall 2017 NOMAS Lecture