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Switching stances
MIT News - Architecture, 4 hours ago
For an MIT student, Alexis Sablone has an unusual web persona. The graduate student in architecture is prominent on ESPN's website - thanks to her accomplishments as a competitive skateboarder. A two-time gold medalist and two-time silver medalist at the X Games, Sablone has pursued skateboarding fo...
Teaching urban development in the global South
MIT News - Architecture, 4 hours ago
The MIT School of Architecture + Planning has recently signed an agreement with Malaysia''s leading engineering and science school - the Universiti of Teknologi Malaysia (UTM) - to develop new materials to strengthen the teaching of sustainable city development in the global South and around the wor...
Yoon honored for advancing MIT education
MIT News - Architecture, 4 hours ago
J. Meejin Yoon has been presented with the 2013 Irwin Sizer Award for the Most Significant Improvement to MIT Education. The award is named in honor of Irwin W. Sizer, dean of the Graduate School from 1967-1975.As director of the undergraduate program in architecture since 2010, Yoon has brought an ...
Kendall Square initiative moves toward design phase
MIT News - Architecture, 4 hours ago
This fall, MIT will select an urban-design firm to help it develop and complete a design plan for the redevelopment of Institute-owned property in Kendall Square. In April, MIT's rezoning petition for its Kendall Square initiative was approved by the Cambridge City Council following a three-year, co...
Alumni honor seminal SA+P course
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In May, a group of 40-50 alumni from the School of Architecture + Planning assembled at MIT from as far away as Europe and Asia to attend the last session of Julian Beinart's class on the Theory of City Form, a class he'd taught since 1977.Initiated by alumnus Isaac Manning (SMArchS' 90) - president...
Celebrating 'Deeper History'
MIT News - Architecture, 4 hours ago
Earlier this summer, SA+P's program in the History, Theory and Criticism of Art and Architecture sponsored a symposium to reaffirm the program's commitment to histories of architecture and the arts before the 20th century - what they termed Deeper History - and to celebrate the work of Professor Dav...
MITx course aims to start worldwide conversation about global architecture
MIT News - Architecture, 4 hours ago
Mark Jarzombek, MIT Professor of the History and Theory of Architecture, is already deeply familiar with the concepts behind global architecture-he has authored and co-authored two highly regarded books in the field, "A Global History of Architecture" (Wiley Press, 2006) and "Architecture of First S...
Sidewalk City: Mapping the unmapped
MIT News - Architecture, 4 hours ago
On view in SA+P's Wolk Gallery through Nov. 15, Sidewalk City presents the latest experimental maps developed by the MIT Sidewalk Laboratory (SLAB), a research group developing new methods of mapping in order to re-conceptualize urban space and find more inclusive ways to design and govern the 21st ...
ACT professor among recipients of the Aga Khan Award
MIT News - Architecture, 4 hours ago
The Islamic Cemetery in Altach, Vorarlberg, Austria, is one of the five recipients of the 2013 Aga Khan Award for Architecture. Selected from more than 400 nominated projects, this prestigious award is given every three years to projects that go beyond exemplary design to create a positive, meaningf...
Helping build cities through anchor institutions
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This spring, SA+P's Community Innovators Lab and The Democracy Collaborative at the University of Maryland co-hosted a forum at MIT to announce key findings of a joint case study on how nonprofit institutions can improve local economies.The study examined a program undertaken by Cleveland OH's Unive...
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