SA+P Alumni in the Media: Week of June 10

Alumna book wins 2019 Robert Motherwell Book Award
HTC alumna Fabiola López-Durán PhD ’09 has received the 2019 Robert Motherwell Book Award from the Dedalus Foundation for “Eugenics in the Garden: Transatlantic Architecture in the Crafting of Modernity,” a book based on her 2009 Doctoral Dissertation at MIT. Learn more.

A night at the beach with SPACEUS
SPACEUS, from Architecture alumna and former MITdesignX team Stephanie Lee MArch ’19 and Ellen Shakespear MArch ’19, MCP ’19 are curating ICA’s Culture Club part 5 on July 26. For their Culture Club takeover, they will transform the ICA’s outdoor space into a sunset boardwalk. SPACEUS empowers creative communities in cities by transforming vacant and underutilized buildings into collective and collaborative artist studios and gallery space. Bring your own shades.

This clothing line was designed by AI
Media Lab alumnae Emily Salvador MAS ’19 and Pinar Yanardag PD ’16 talk to VICE Motherboard about their new spinoff, “Glitch,” a company that sells dresses generated by machine learning algorithms.

Quipu pilots app in Columbia
DUSP alumna Mercedes Bidart MCP ’19 and her MITdesignX start-up Quipu are piloting their app in Barranquilla, Colombia. Quipu is a marketplace-platform aimed to ease the trade of goods and services between micro-businesses of low-income communities. Learn more

On Arab culture and Modernity in Tunisia
Watch video of AKPIA’s Prof. Nasser Rabbat PhD ’19 lecture on Arab culture and Modernity in Tunisia from May 30. In the Arabic language.