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Fall 2020

All lectures this semester will be held online.  Except as noted, lectures are at 6:00 pm EST. 
Lectures are free and open to the public. Check back for a link to our series soon!

Oct 22, 2020 - 6:00pm
This lecture will be held online.

MIT Architecture | Fall 2020 Lecture Series
In collaboration with the History, Theory and Criticism of Architecture and Art as part of the HTC Forum
6:00 PM, webcast.

Oct 26, 2020 - 10:00am

On Monday, October 26, 2020, 9 AM –12:30 PM (ET)  the Department will host a series of online information sessions to enable prospective Master of Architecture (MArch) and Master of Science (Architecture Studies, SMArchS; Art, Culture and Technology, SMACT; Building Technology, SMBT) students to learn about admissions, programs, school culture, and research at MIT. If you are interested in joining, please complete this form, and we wi

Oct 28, 2020 - 7:30pm
This lecture will be held online.

MIT Architecture | Fall 2020 Lecture Series
In collaboration with colleagues from the Harvard University Graduate School of Design

Nov 4, 2020 - 6:00pm
This event will be held online

Directed by: Franco Rosso

Presented by: Rixt Woudstra, HTC Ph.D. Candidate, MIT Architecture 

Part of the Fall 2020 Cinema and Architectural Imagination series

Nov 5, 2020 - 7:00pm
This lecture will be held online.

MIT Architecture | Fall 2020 Lecture Series
Eddie Opara and Eric Chang: The Ahmad Tehrani Symposium
7:00 PM, webcast

Nov 12, 2020 - 6:00pm
This lecture will be held online. Details forthcoming.

MIT Architecture | Fall 2020 Lecture Series
In collaboration with the Aga Khan Program for Islamic Architecture at MIT
6:00 PM, webcast

Elusive Things: Materialities and Spatialities in the vicinity of Nigér 

Nov 19, 2020 - 6:00pm
This lecture will be held online. Details forthcoming.

MIT Architecture | Fall 2020 Lecture Series
Walter Hood: The 26th Pietro Belluschi Lecture
“Hybrid Landscapes”
6:00 PM, webcast 

Above images

1. Lanscape designer Walter Hood on San Francisco's Powell Street Promenade, one of his firm's many projects. Photo: courtesy Hood Design Studio.

2. "People’s Park Integrated Housing Project," an ongoing project by Walter Hood, Hood Design Studio.

Nov 30, 2020 - 6:00pm

MIT Architecture | Fall 2020 Lecture Series
The Edward and Mary Allen Lecture in Structural Design
6:00 PM, webcast 

A panel discussion featuring: Bill Baker, SOM; Christine Theodoropoulos, Dean CalPoly; Caitlin Mueller, Associate Professor, MIT; John Ochsendorf, Professor, MIT; and Mohamed Ismail, PhD Candidate, MIT.

Dec 3, 2020 - 6:00pm
This lecture will be held online. Details forthcoming.

MIT Architecture | Fall 2020 Lecture Series
6:00 PM, livestream event

This livestream event will feature members of the 10-person Black Reconstruction Collective responding to the question: What is the architecture of Black futures?  Audience participation will be invited in real-time across multiple platforms.

Sep 17, 2020 - 6:00pm
This lecture will be held online.

MIT Architecture | Fall 2020 Lecture Series
In collaboration with the Design and Computation Group
6:00 PM, webcast

Sep 18, 2020 - 6:00pm
This event will be held online

Directed by: Julie Dash

Presented by: Jola Idowu, M.Arch Candidate ‘23, MIT Architecture 
Part of the Fall 2020 Cinema and Architectural Imagination series.

Join the Zoom discussion on September 18, 2020 at 6 PM

Sep 30, 2020 - 6:00pm
This event will be held online

Directed by: Terry Gilliam

Presented by: Galo Canizares
Part of the Fall 2020 Cinema and Architectural Imagination series.

Join the Zoom discussion on September 30, 2020 at 6 PM

Sep 24, 2020 - 6:00pm
This lecture will be held online.

MIT Architecture | Fall 2020 Lecture Series
In collaboration with the MIT Program in Art, Culture, and Technology
***POSTPONED***
New date to be announced soon!

Oct 8, 2020 - 6:00pm
This lecture will be held online.

MIT Architecture | Fall 2020 Lecture Series
In collaboration with the Building Technology Group
6:00 PM, webcast

Oct 19, 2020 - 5:30pm
This event will be held online.

A Transmedia Storytelling Initiative event featuring Caroline A. Jones, Daniel J. Weitzner, Patricia Williams, and Ethan Zuckerman.
5:30–7:30 PM, Register here and watch the webcast.