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Intellectual Commons event series

Intellectual Commons

At a time when digital communications are growing, the need for direct interaction is all the more vital. At a time when MIT is building bridges across schools and disciplines, we can no longer operate primarily at the scale of micro-units. This reflects neither the interests of the new generation nor the nature of the problems that the world is leaving at our doorstep.

I invite you to come up with ideas that reflect the values that we hold in common. The vitality of the School—a community invested in shaping better commons for the world, from the environment to cities to public spaces and public art—is the extent in which we can exercise our collective imaginary.
 
—Hashim Sarkis

This fall, SA+P Dean Hashim Sarkis and Architecture's Mark Jarzombek invite you to participate in a series of talks and workshops organized under the theme Intellectual Commons. The series begins on October 2 with a keynote lecture from Saskia Sassen titled, "Where and how is the Global constituted?" followed by workshops on October 9 and November 15 with faculty from the School, moderated by Sassen and Jarzombek.

Schedule of events

October 2
Keynote with Saskia Sassen
"Where and how is the Global constituted?"
6:30 pm
10-250

Saskia Sassen is the Robert S. Lynd Professor of Sociology at Columbia University and a member of its Committee on Global Thought, which she chaired until 2015. She is a student of cities, immigration, and states in the world economy, with inequality, gendering, and digitization three key variables running though her work. Sassen has authored eight books and is the editor or co-editor of three books.

October 9
Workshop
6 pm
Long Lounge

Program

Introduction
Mark Jarzombek

Panel discussion moderated by Saskia Sassen and Mark Jarzombek
Rania Ghosn (Architecture)
Jason Jackson (DUSP)
Gabriella Carolini (DUSP)
Arindam Dutta (Architecture/HTC)

November 15
Workshop
6 pm
City Arena, 9-255

Program

Introduction
Mark Jarzombek

Panel discussion moderated by Saskia Sassen and Mark Jarzombek
Ethan Zuckerman (Media Lab)
Nasser Rabbat (Architecture/HTC)
Brent Ryan (DUSP)
Janelle Knox-Hayes (DUSP)

 

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