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MIT Department of Architecture announces its spring 2020 public programs
United States Architecture News - Feb 10, 2020 - 16:21 1952 views
Updated: All spring public programs have been cancelled due to Covid-19. To follow up-to-date information on campus, visit MIT's homepage.
The MIT Department of Architecture has announced its spring 2020 public program starting from February 10 with a film screening of Jill Magid’s The Proposal, followed by a discussion with Caroline A. Jones, Timothy Hyde, and Ana Miljački.
On February 24, Farrokh Derakhshani, Director of the Aga Khan Award for Architecture, will give a special lecture, "Architecture in Dialogue: The Aga Khan Award in its Fourteenth Cycle," followed by a panel discussion with Gülru Necipoğlu, Nasser Rabbat, and James Wescoat.
Architect Christine Binswanger of Herzog & de Meuron will join us for a special Architecture and Urbanism lecture on April 9.
On April 16, Architect Ellen van Loon of OMA will present the 30th Arthur H. Schein Memorial Lecture.
Designer Thomas Heatherwick, recipient of the 2020 Eugene McDermott Award in the Arts at MIT, will present a keynote lecture on April 25.
MIT's main lecture series, Building Consensus, explores a diverse range of work through different forms of practices with a focus on the commonalities and collective agendas by which architects and designers can share the issues that motivate their work. A February 13 book event highlights the latest publication from Mimi Hoang and Eric Bunge of nArchitects. On February 20, visiting faculty Iñaqui Carniceroand Lorena del Río present their practice, Rica Studio.
On February 27, Virginia Black, Gabrielle Printz, and Rosana Elkhatib will discuss their feminist architecture collaborative. On March 5, Erion Veliaj, Mayor of Tirana, and Rafi Segal will discuss the process of transforming Tirana into a greener and more humane city.
On March 19, Carmody Groarke present their London-based architecture practice. On April 23, Anna Puigjaner of MAIO will discuss her work uniting theory and practice. Sasa Zivkovic and Leslie Lok of HANNAH Design Office will join us on April 30. On May 7, Chris Leong of LEONG LEONG presents the NOMAS lecture.
Spring 2020 features three exhibitions in our Keller Gallery: Play Room, from the Critical Broadcasting Lab opening February 14; Atelier Morphology: Making Materials for Adaptive Matter by Maroula Zacharias opening April 3; and the annual MIT Architecture Student Show opening May 1.
Explore the full public program below on MIT's events calendar:
Film screening of The Proposal and discussion with Caroline A. Jones, Timothy Hyde, and Ana Miljački
Mimi Hoang and Eric Bunge / nArchitects
Book talk: Buildings and Almost Buildings
Exhibition opening: Play Room, Critical Broadcasting Lab
Iñaqui Carnicero and Lorena del Río / Rica Studio
Roberto Mangabeira Unger, with Jason Jackson and Hashim Sarkis
Farrokh Derakhshani, Director of the Aga Khan Award for Architecture
Lecture and discussion with Gülru Necipoğlu, Nasser Rabbat, and James Wescoat
feminist architecture collaborative
Erion Veliaj, Mayor of Tirana, in conversation with Rafi Segal
"Redesigning for the People"
Exhibition opening: Atelier Morphology: Making Materials for Adaptive Matter, Maroula Zacharias
Christine Binswanger / Herzog & de Meuron
30th Arthur H. Schein Memorial Lecture: Ellen van Loon / OMA
Exhibition opening: Undergraduate Architecture & Design
Anna Puigjaner / MAIO
Eugene McDermott Award Keynote: Thomas Heatherwick
Sasa Zivkovic and Leslie Lok / HANNAH Design Office
Exhibition opening: Architecture Student Show
NOMAS Lecture: Chris Leong / LEONG LEONG
Launch event with MIT Press Bookstore: Thresholds 48: Kin
Top image: The School of Science and Sport at Brighton College. Ellen van Loon / OMA. Copyright OMA. Image © Laurian Ghinitoiu.