SA+P Alumni in the Media: Week of May 27

“For the War Yet to Come
In a new alumni books podcast, Hiba Bou Akar MCP ’05 discusses her book “For the War Yet to Come: Planning Beirut’s Frontiers.” A native of Beirut and professor of urban planning at Columbia University, Bou Akar has used her hometown as inspiration for much of her research on urban planning over the years. Slice of MIT.

The unsung architect who designed the South Green fountain
Through “Magnolia Circle,” Architecture alumna Marian Cruger Coffin (1904) united two colleges that were simply not built for each other: Delaware College and the Women’s College of Delaware. A pioneering landscape architect, and civil rights activist, Coffin overcame the stigma of being an unmarried professional woman in the early 1900s. The Review.

This ink is made from air pollution
Anirudh Sharma SM ’14 (MAS) has developed a commercial ink from air pollution. About 45 minutes of diesel car pollution reaps 30 milliliters of AIR-INK, now on display at the Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum. Learn more

"Small Talk: Art and the Weather at the 58th Venice Biennale"
Alumna Emily Watlington SMArchS '18 reviews La Biennale di Venezia. Art in America.

PODCAST: Jay Silver Says The World Is Your Construction Kit
“Always do your best work, always create beauty, and people will appreciate it.” MIT Media Lab alum Jay Silver SM '08, PhD '14 (MAS) talks about creativity, invention literacy, and the power of unlearning. The Limit Does Not Exist