Lectures (archive)

Dec 4, 2018 - 6:00pm
7-429

In late 1862, a curator from London’s Patent Museum named Francis Pettit Smith traveled to Birmingham on a collecting mission. Seeking to acquire a prototype of James Watt’s steam engine from the Soho manufactory established by Matthew Boulton in the mid-1760s, Smith unearthed an unusual set of chemo-mechanical images. With these images, Smith made a daring intervention as much into the imagining of Enlightenment industrial history as to consolidating narratives of photography’s origins.

Dec 4, 2018 - 6:00pm
Room 7-429/Long Lounge

In late 1862, a curator from London’s Patent Museum named Francis Pettit Smith traveled to Birmingham on a collecting mission. Seeking to acquire a prototype of James Watt’s steam engine from the Soho manufactory established by Matthew Boulton in the mid-1760s, Smith unearthed an unusual set of chemo-mechanical images. With these images, Smith made a daring intervention as much into the imagining of Enlightenment industrial history as to consolidating narratives of photography’s origins.

Dec 18, 2018 - 11:00am
Long Lounge, Room 7-429

The Space/Dance studio explores the possibilities of dance within the interpretative language of Georges Perec. Student work, in collaboration with Professor Jarzombek, will be guided by the renowned choreographer, Richard Colton, with music provided by the acclaimed Neave Trio. The final project will be a performance by students with the Neave Trio.

Students: Alexandre Beaudouin-Mackay, Ben Hoyle, Marisa Waddle, Christopher Weaver  

Dec 18, 2018 - 11:00am
Long Lounge / 7-429

Dancing About Architecture: A Performance after Georges Perec's Species of Spaces is the final performance of the Space/Dance Studio, organized as one of the Fall 2018 Experiments in Pedagogy on occasion of the 150th anniversary of architecture education at MIT.

December 18, 2018, 11 AM
Room 7-429