PLAN 79

In this issue:

In Memory of Heather Smith Who Died 9/11 on AA Flight 11

Two candidates for the MS in Real Estate Development were awarded Heather Smith Memorial Fellowships at a gala in June. The fellowships are named for the fiancée of SA+P alum Mike Jammen (MSRED’97), who was aboard American Airlin...

New Director of the Media Lab

This September, Joichi Ito will take over as the new director of the Media Lab, succeeding Frank Moss, who headed the Lab for the past five years.

Known as Joi (pronounced 'Joey'), Ito is recognized as one of the world’s leading thinkers an...

Two Nights of Surprise and Delight

Thousands of visitors crowded onto the MIT campus and riverfront on two consecutive nights in May for the spectacular culmination of MIT’s semester-long Festival of Art, Science + Technology, a part of the Institute’s 150th anniversary celebration.

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SA+P’s Sustained Commitment Seeks to Extend Still Further

In the years since Hurricane Katrina ravaged the Gulf Coast, SA+P’s Department of Urban Studies and Planning has been and continues to be one of the nation’s most active urban planning departments on the scene, and one of the mos...

Addressing the Environment, Cities, Architecture, Angry People and ‘Creative Magic’

JoAnn Carmin and Julian Agyeman, Editors. Environmental Inequalities Beyond Borders: Local Perspectives on Global Injustices (Urban and Industrial Environments). (The MIT Press...

Strengthening Community Bonds, Encouraging Civic Engagement

Ethan Zuckerman has been appointed the new director of MIT's Center for Civic Media, succeeding Chris Csikszentmihalyi who will start a new program at the Art Center College of Design in Los Angeles.

A leading scholar...

Artist, Writer, Filmmaker Working in a Range of Media

Renée Green has been appointed an associate professor in SA+P’s Program in Art, Culture and Technology.

As an artist, writer and filmmaker, her practice spans a broad range of media including video, film, sound, photography a...

Artist/Architectural Historian Explores Potency of Public Art

Azra Akšamija has been appointed an assistant professor in SA+P’s Program in Art, Culture and Technology.

A Sarajevo-born artist and architectural historian, Akšamija's transdisciplinary practice explores the potency...

A Generous Cornerstone Pledge for the Real Estate Relocation

Last year, to seed the fundraising effort of the MIT Center for Real Estate – a 25th anniversary drive to underwrite the cost of the Center’s impending relocation to Building 9, in the heart of SA+P – MIT alumnus Hamid Moghada...

Two Students of Art, One of Architecture and One of Media

All four of the top prizes in this year's Harold and Arlene Schnitzer Prize in the Visual Arts went to graduate students in SA+P. Since the prize was established in 1996 to recognize a body of artwork by a current MIT student, o...

Winning Teams Include Students in Planning, Architecture and Real Estate

Thirteen SA+P students from programs in architecture, urban planning and real estate development were members of winning teams that captured top honors in the 2011 Affordable Housing Development Competition. Since...

Jennifer Allora and Guillermo Calzadilla Create a Sensation at National Pavilion

SA+P alumna Jennifer Allora (SMVisS’03), with her partner Guillermo Calzadilla – jointly known as Allora & Calzadilla, an artist team working in Puerto Rico – are representing the US at this year's pres...