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SA+P FIVE: November 8, 2022
News, announcements, resources, and events from our School community.

Magnetic sensors track muscle length

Using a simple set of magnets, MIT researchers have come up with a way to monitor muscle movements, which they hope will make it easier for people with amputations to control their prosthetic limbs. More on MIT News.

Viewing the 2022 Pritzker Prize ceremony video

From Dean Hashim Sarkis: The recent Pritzker Prize ceremony brought together architects from around the world to celebrate the Pritzker laureate Francis Kéré and a sense of return to normalcy. This video captures the positive spirit of the event.


NYC transit goes off the rails in "End of the Line" film

In a review of the new documentary film for Planners magazine, DUSP's Ezra Haber Glenn says "While the film isn't an uplifting story of a plan implemented and problem solved, it's nonetheless an important one for planners — and anyone who cares about the future of our cities — to confront." 

Green financing for transit-oriented development

Juan Huicochea Mason MSRED ‘22 and DUSP’s Fábio Duarte published an article in Urban Land magazine discussing how green financial tools can be used to foster transit-oriented development in cities, with mutual advantages to residents, government, and real estate developers. 

Frank Sidney Jones, professor emeritus of urban affairs, dies at 93

The first African American to receive tenure at MIT, Jones championed greater diversity and inclusion at the Institute and beyond. More on MIT News.
On view now
Restrictive Topographies: the BLACK city

A new exhibition by the architect-artist J. Yolande Daniels, associate professor in the MIT Department of Architecture, is on view at MIT’s Keller Gallery through December 2. The exhibition explores American cities to reveal phenomena and dynamics, including gentrification, restrictive covenants, racial expulsions, and sundown towns that have affected Black settlements. Bldg 7-408
2023 Excellence Awards + Collier Medal
The Excellence Awards and Collier Medal are among MIT's highest staff honors—and one of the most important ways to recognize employees for their contributions and celebrate their accomplishments. Consider individuals and teams whose work has made a positive impact, and submit a nomination for the 2023 MIT Excellence Awards (for staff members) or the Collier Medal (for any MIT community member). Information is available here. Nomination deadline: December 8, 2022 at 5pm ET.
Virtual MSRED Info Sessions

MIT Center for Real Estate executive director, Kairos Shen and graduate academic administrator Mary Hughes offer two information sessions — discussing the program, curriculum, application process — on the MIT Master of Real Estate Development. Two sessions: November 17, 6:00-7:00 pm ET (register here) and December 14, 6:00-7:00 pm ET (register here).

Around SA+P

November 10  | Department of Architecture Fall 2022 Lectures
"Cultural and technical backgrounds to the design of structures" with Jürg Conzett, Conzett Bronzini Partner
In-person and streamed on FacebookInstagram, and Twitter. Register here to attend in-person.
Long Lounge 7-429
6:00 pm (ET)

November 11 | MIT Mobility Forum Fall 2022
Weekly seminar series showcasing the groundbreaking transportation research taking place across the Institute. Lectures are online and open to all.
John Paul McDuffie on "New paths for solving emergent problems of the EV sector"
Complete list here. Webcast registration and link here. 
12:00-1:00 pm (ET)

November 14  | City Design and Development/Urbanism/LCAU
Fall 2022 Lecture Series

Kathryn Firth: "Qualifying quantity — qualifying quality"
On Zoom. More information and registration here.
12:30 pm (ET)

November 14  |  AKPIA@MIT Fall 2022 Lectures
"City as a Geofact" with Todd Reisz
Registration required for non-MIT attendees. Seating is limited. More information and registration here.
6:00 pm (ET)

November 16  |  MIT Reads — "Belonging and connectedness at MIT: community voices"
Panel discussion on how to foster a greater sense of community throughout the Institute.
Participate in-person or virtually. More information and registration here.
14S-130 (Hayden Library)
4:00 pm (ET)

November 24-25  |  Thanksgiving holiday
A full list of holidays is available on the Institute Holidays page.

Through January 15  | "Dare to Know: Prints and Drawings in the Age of Enlightenment"
Co-curated by Architecture's Kristel Smentek with contributions by doctoral students Phoebe Springstubb and Brandon Scott and recent HTC alum Elizabeth Browne. More information here.
Harvard Art Museums, 32 Quincy Street

Through February 26  | Symbionts: Contemporary Artists and the Biosphere
Exhibition accompanies a new book edited by Caroline A. Jones, Natalie Bell, and Selby Nimrod. Book to be published by MIT Press, November 2022.
MIT List Visual Arts Center

SA+P Wellness Program: Fall 2022
Yoga and Mindfulness
Tuesdays (in-person) in Room 9-255 5:30-6:45 pm | Connect here 
Fridays (online only) 12:00-1:00 pm  | Connect here
On-demand fitness for all abilities | Explore what's offered

Virtual exhibitions and activities
MIT Press: virtual lectures with authors | Connect here
ACT lecture archive | Connect here
Department of Architecture lecture channel | Connect here 
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