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Spotlight

"20 Years Mapping the [In]visible"
An exhibit marking the twentieth anniversary of the MIT Senseable City Lab’s work to better understand the evolving relationship between the physical and digital worlds to reflect on ​​the social, ethical, and scientific aspects of our cities.
MIT Museum

Upcoming Events

LECTURES AND PRESENTATIONS  

February 27 | Sonal Khullar Beyond Razor Wire: Contemporary Art from South Asia
Visual artists from Bangladesh, India, Pakistan, and Sri Lanka have aimed to conceive a region beyond razor wire through collaborations that have taken the form of artworks, exhibitions, projects, and artists’ associations. 
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Long Lounge (7-429)
6:00 pm (ET)

February 28 | MAS Transformative Design Seminar Series: Behnaz Farahi
Seminars by five designers hosted by MIT Media Lab and MIT Morningside Academy for Design.
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E14-633
12:00-1:00 pm (ET)

February 29  | Department of Architecture Spring 2024 Lectures
"Editing the Funambulist" with Léopold Lambert
In-person and streamed on YouTube. Complete spring lecture series.
More information.
Long Lounge 7-429
6:00 pm (ET)

March 1  | MIT Mobility Forum Spring 2024
Weekly seminar series showcasing the groundbreaking transportation research taking place across the Institute. Lectures are online and open to all. Lecture list for semester
Topic: Fiscal Cliff of Public Transit. Panel discussion: Jim Aloisi, Fred Salvucci, and Jeremy Fine
Registration.
12:00-1:00 pm (ET)

March 5 | Thought Leader Lecture
Steven Kelly, CEO, Timberline
More information.
CRE Lecture Hall 9-354
6:00 pm (ET)

March 8  | unboxed city: critical explorations of ai and cities
Panel discussion and exhibition exploring generative AI's potential role, biases, and limitations in shaping cities. 
More information.
5:00 pm (ET)

March 18  | ACT Spring 2024 Lecture Series
Kimberly Juanita Brown:  Mortevivum
A powerful examination of the unsettling history of photography and its fraught relationship to global antiblackness. 
More information.
The Cube (E-15-101)
6:00 pm (ET)

March 18 | JCH Development (JCH Properties+)
Tara Hernandez MIT ’94
An urban real estate development company that converts underutilized real estate into “cool” and creative spaces


EXHIBITIONS  

Through March 1 |  A Form of Practice
An exhibition celebrating the launch of a new book from Adèle Naudé Santos, A Form of Practice (ORO Editions, 2024) that documents the architect and former SA+P dean’s 40 years of practice and teaching.
More information.
Keller Gallery 7-408

March 15  | MIT Morningside Academy for Design
Designing Sustainability series: Materials, Mitigation, and Management
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Through March 29 | Balconies
Research on eight balconies in eight buildings curated by HONMI, Bryan Wong (SMArchS Urbanism ‘24) and Namhi Kwun (SMArchS Urbanism, MCP ’25).
More information.
Rotch Library (7-238)

Through March 31, 2024 | 20 Years Mapping the [In]visible
An exhibit marking the twentieth anniversary of the MIT Senseable City Lab’s work to better understand the evolving relationship between the physical and digital worlds to reflect on ​​the social, ethical, and scientific aspects of our cities.
More information here.
MIT Museum

Through April 8, 2024 | Sisters in Making: Prototyping and the Feminine Resilience
An exhibit curated by MArch Student Soal Ajienka and and SMArchS student Deborah Tsogbe, the 2023 Women @ MOT Fellows.
More information here.
Rotch Library Gallery

Through Spring 2024 | Objects of AI
An exhibition featuring student work from MIT Architecture studios taught by lecturer Marcelo Coelho.
More information.
MIT Architecture Department Office Hallway Gallery (7-337)

June 17-18  | MIT World Real Estate Forum
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SA+P Wellness Program for Fall Semester 2023
Yoga and Mindfulness
Tuesday 5:30-6:45 pm. Hybrid (9-255) and online | Connect via Zoom here
Thursday 12:00-1:00 pm (virtual only) | Connect via Zoom here 

Virtual exhibitions and activities
ACT lecture archive | Connect here
Department of Architecture lecture channel | Connect here