SA+P Alumni in the Media: Week of May 28

Why Sierra Leone appointed a 31-year old MIT PhD as its first chief innovation officer
Discover why Media Lab alumnus David Moinina Sengeh SM '12, PhD '16 is uniquely equipped to lead Sierra Leone’s Directorate of Science, Technology, and Innovation as the country’s first chief innovation officer. Quartz.  

On Dimensions of Citizenship
Alumna Ann Lui SMArchS ’15 and co-curators of Dimensions of Citizenship, the US pavilion at this year’s Venice Architecture Biennale, provide context and outline conceptual framework for the exhibition. Read the essay.

Rebuilding the Supply of Affordable Housing
LCAU and Fannie Mae have teamed up to host a conference to explore the current housing supply crisis in the US. DUSP alumna Chrystal Kornegay MCP ’97 Head of MassHousing will be among the panelists who will come together on June 11, 2018, to discuss disruptive technologies, innovations in manufacturing, and new policy solutions to address the challenges around affordable housing. Learn more

Tech + Art: Andy Cavatorta
Media Lab alum Andy Cavatorta SM ’10 works with robotics and sound to use new technologies to recreate old musical instruments to explore the intersection between old and new. Watch TECH+ART, a five-part National Geographic digital series.

DUSPx MIT Connections
In the latest DUSPx MIT Connections video, Mariana Arcaya MCP ’08 discusses whether health treatments impact a population's ability to achieve spatial and socioeconomic mobility. Watch.

Learning Beautiful makes 2018 MassChallenge Boston Cohort
DesignX 2017 cohort member Learning Beautiful from Media Lab alumna Kim Smith MAS ’17 was selected to join the 2018 MassChallenge cohort. Learn more.