SA+P Alumni in the Media: Week of July 24, 2017

Introducing a new feature from the School of Architecture and Planning: a brief, weekly list of media mentions of our alumni's contributions to making a better world. These items will feature posts, articles, and videos from MIT channels and outside media outlets covering the work of our alumni. Visit the SA+P News feed each Monday to see the previous week's selections.

BSA inflatables exhibition co-curated by Mary Hale
The New Inflatable Moment,” currently at the Boston Society of Architects, looks to MIT’s past, includes a look back at work by Otto Piene, who directed the MIT Center for Advanced Visual Studies from 1974 to 1994. Co-curated by Mary Hale SMarchS ’09, the show is on view through Sept. 3.

DesignX director (and DUSP alum) Gilad Rosenzweig
This year, SA+P launched DesignX, a venture accelerator focused on design and the built environment. The program’s director, Gilad Rosenzweig MCP ’13, recently talked to Archiprineur about turning architects into entrepreneurs.

Lawrence Vale on America’s public housing
DUSP professor Larry Vale SMarchS ’88 has spent 25 years studying public housing in the U.S. In a recent column on, Vale writes that funding and policies are diverging from genuine need.

Skylar Tibbits edits latest issue of Architectural Design
Skylar Tibbits SMarchS ’10, an associate professor in MIT Architecture, served as the editor for a special issue of Architectural Design. See AD's "Autonomous Assembly: Designing for a New Era of Collective Construction.”

Jennifer Broutin Farah aims to power a “Personal Produce” movement
MIT Media Lab alumna Jennifer Broutin Farah SM ’13, CEO and co-founder of SproutsIO, has spent nearly a decade innovating in urban farming, designing small- and large-scale gardening systems that let anyone grow food, anywhere, at any time. More at MIT News.

Guy Zyskind venture focuses on cryptocurrency financial markets
Blockchain startup Enigma, co-founded by Guy Zyskind SM ’16, launched a new product this week: Catalyst is an API that seeks to lower the barrier to creating a hedgefund focused on cryptocurrency. More at CoinDesk.

SA+P faculty/alumni at 2017 MIT Alumni Leadership Conference
Two DUSP faculty who are also SA+P alumni—Sarah Williams MCP ’05 and Jinhua Zhao SM ’04 MCP ’04 PhD ’09—will discuss “Urban Science and the Future of Cities” at this year’s MIT ALC. Read about the event and learn how to register at Slice of MIT.