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MIT Department of Architecture announces its spring 2020 public programs

United States Architecture News - Feb 10, 2020 - 16:21   3078 views

MIT Department of Architecture announces its spring 2020 public programs

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:


Jill Magid
Film screening of The Proposal and discussion with Caroline A. Jones, Timothy Hyde, and Ana Miljački
February 10

Matthew Saba
February 10

Mimi Hoang and Eric Bunge / nArchitects
Book talk: Buildings and Almost Buildings
February 13

Exhibition opening: Play Room, Critical Broadcasting Lab
February 14

Iñaqui Carnicero and Lorena del Río / Rica Studio
February 20

Susan Stewart
February 20

Roberto Mangabeira Unger, with Jason Jackson and Hashim Sarkis
February 21

Farrokh Derakhshani, Director of the Aga Khan Award for Architecture
Lecture and discussion with Gülru Necipoğlu, Nasser Rabbat, and James Wescoat
February 24

feminist architecture collaborative
February 27

Brady Peters
March 2

Stephen Prina
March 2

Erion Veliaj, Mayor of Tirana, in conversation with Rafi Segal
"Redesigning for the People"
March 5

Mohamed Elshahed
March 16

Sylvia Lavin
March 17

Carmody Groarke
March 19

Harrison Fraker
March 30

Shan He
April 3

Exhibition opening: Atelier Morphology: Making Materials for Adaptive Matter, Maroula Zacharias
April 3

Pedro Gadanho
April 7

Christine Binswanger / Herzog & de Meuron
April 9

Ahmad Sukkar
April 13

Esra Akcan
April 14

30th Arthur H. Schein Memorial Lecture: Ellen van Loon / OMA
April 16

Kendra Byrne
April 17

Exhibition opening: Undergraduate Architecture & Design
April 16

Sarah Whiting
April 22

Anna Puigjaner / MAIO
April 23

Eugene McDermott Award Keynote: Thomas Heatherwick
April 25

Sasa Zivkovic and Leslie Lok / HANNAH Design Office
April 30

Exhibition opening: Architecture Student Show
May 1

Paula Cadima
May 4

Cesare Pietroiusti
May 4

Nada Moumtaz
May 4

Anna Arabindan-Kesson
May 5

NOMAS Lecture: Chris Leong / LEONG LEONG
May 7


Launch event with MIT Press Bookstore: Thresholds 48: Kin
May 9

Top image: The School of Science and Sport at Brighton College. Ellen van Loon / OMA. Copyright OMA. Image © Laurian Ghinitoiu.

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