SA+P Alumni in the Media: Week of Apr. 9

NOODLE SOUP is the winning 2018 Ragdale Ring design
From Columbus, Ohio-based design team of Galo Cañizares Proaño SMarchS ’14 and Stephanie Sang Delgado NOODLE SOUP aims to empower the individual user to be engaged as a performer blending whimsy, playfulness and interaction into a transformable constructed landscape of fixed structures and soft, linear, pliable pieces of furniture. Archinect.

WATCH: James Shen lectures at SAIC
Originally from Los Angeles, James Shen MArch ’07, in 2010, Shen co-founded Beijing-based People's Architecture Office (PAO), a multi-disciplinary studio focused on social impact through design. PAO is the first architecture practice in Asia certified as a B-Corporation and serves as a model for social entrepreneurship. Shen talks about his practice in a March 1, 2018 Mitchell Lecture at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. Learn more and watch.
Chris Jones named executive director of the Arkansas Regional Innovation Hub
DUSP alum Chris Jones PhD '16 Jones earned dual master's degrees from the MIT Department of Nuclear Science and Engineering and the MIT Technology and Policy Program. In 2004 Jones was chosen as the Assistant Dean for Graduate Students, where he drew upon his experience as co-chair of the MIT Black Graduate Student Association and volunteer teaching middle school at the Match Media and Technology Charter School in Boston, to encourage creativity, diversity, entrepreneurship, and energetic enthusiasm. Learn more.

A Tour of Joya Studio with B. Alex Miller
On Wednesday April 25th MITArchA and the MIT Club of New York will host a tour of Joya, a fragrance design studio in Clinton Hill, Brooklyn. Its interior was designed by Architecture alumni Alex Miller MArch ’04 and Jeff Taylor MArch '04. Learn more and register.

Book talk: Bruno Verdini, “Winning Together”
On May 3, hear from Bruno Verdini Trejo SM '13, PD '15 (Arch), PhD '15 (DUSP) on his new book ”Winning Together,” that outlines an approach by which government, private sector, and nongovernmental stakeholders can overcome grievances, break the status quo, trade across differences, and create mutual gains in high-stakes water, energy, and environmental negotiations.  Sign up for the MIT Press Bookstore event.