SA+P Alumni in the Media: Week of Oct. 30

Health in the Segregated City
An essay from DUSP’s Mariana Arcaya MCP ’08 focuses on residential segregation and its impact on public health. Arcaya’s essay leads the NYU Furman Center’s latest discussion with insights on how segregation contributes to neighborhood health disparities, how it creates inequities in access to quality healthcare, and how disparities in health may also heighten segregation. The Dream Revisited.

“Mosque Manifesto” at the Anderson Gallery
A solo exhibition from ACT’s Azra Aksamija PhD ’11 re-conceptualizes the mosque not as a fixed location or architectural type, but rather as a nomadic, educational and performative social space that can facilitate both religious and secular programs. “Mosque Manifesto” is on view now through Jan. 5, 2018 at Virginia Commonwealth University. A launch event will be held on December 1, 2017. 

Steering the Metropolis
A new publication from DUSP’s P. Christopher Zegras MCP ’01, PhD ’05 and alumni fellows of the SPURS program, celebrating its 50th anniversary this year, focuses on metropolitan governance for sustainable urban development.

Big Ideas Shaping A Design Industry In Flux
Nate Mathias SM ’13 PhD ’17 (MAS) was honored this month at the Fast Company Innovation Festival for his development of an online moderation tool that helps stop the spread of fake news.

Women in Business: Q&A with Diane Hoskins, Co-CEO of Gensler
In a recent interview, Diane Hoskins ’79 (Architecture) shares her success story, advice for female leaders and women seeking a career in the industry, and her plans for the future at Gensler. HuffPost.

‘Creating Art from Hardship’ in Puerto Rico
“Unspecified Promise,” a new work from contemporary sculptors, Jennifer Allora SMVisS ’03 and Guillermo Calzadilla, addresses persistent economic troubles in Puerto Rico, issues that hit close to home. The sculpture will debut December 1, 2017 at the Institute of Contemporary Art, Miami. The New York Times

Disciplines & Disruption
Architecture's Skylar Tibbits SM ’10 previews some of the prime disruptors of #ACADIA2017, coming to MIT this week. The Architect’s Newspaper.

Housing Hack: Matching Millennials and Older Adults
Nesterly, a service, founded by Rachel Goor MCP ’17 and Noelle Marcus MCP ’17, has teamed up with the City of Boston to pair people who have medium-term housing needs of a few months or more, like students or young professionals, with older homeowners with extra space to rent out. Slice of MIT.

Numerous alumni participate in the Acadia conference
As organizers, session chairs, speakers and more. ACADIA 2017.