SA+P Alumni in the Media: Week of Mar. 26

Your sea wall won’t save you
MIT Urban Risk Lab researcher Lizzie Yarina MCP ’16, MArch ’16 looks at how the trend for importing highly engineered climate resilience programs has affected local communities in Bangkok, Manila, Ho Chi Minh City, and Jakarta, and argues that "planners and designers must recognize that resilience is not fundamentally a technical question, it is social and political." Places Journal.

The 2017 World Architecture News Awards
The Storefront Theater project from ACT alumnus Matthew Mazzotta SMVisS ’09 won a WAN Award in the Adaptive Reuse category. In addition, Mazzotta’s “Cloud House” project was shortlisted for an award in the Permanent Small Spaces category. World Architecture News

PODCAST: The World Is Your Construction Kit
Media Lab alumnus Jay Silver SM '08, PhD '14 PhD, creator of Makey Makey and founder and CEO of JoyLabz is featured in an episode of The Limit Does Not Exist to help you make the world your own personal construction kit. Forbes.

A Provocative New Space for Art Emerges in Virginia
Richmond-based artist and ACT alumna Hope Ginsburg SMVisS ’07 reflects on the new Institute for Contemporary Art, set to open in Richmond, Va. next month. Ginsburg’s video, “Land Dive Team: Bay of Fundy, 2016” is featured the ICA’s inaugural exhibition, Declaration,” opening April 21. The Wall Street Journal.

A Life in the Day: Michael Rakowitz, the new Fourth Plinth artist
Iraqi-American artist and ACT alumnus Michael Rakowitz SMVisS ’98 has created the latest sculpture for the Fourth Plinth in Trafalgar Square. The artwork is a reconstruction of the lamassu, a winged bull at the Nergal Gate of Ninevah, Iraq, vandalised by Isis in 2015. The Times.