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SA+P FIVE: October 25, 2022
News, announcements, resources, and events from our School community.

Developing community around design

MIT Morningside Academy for Design's inaugural fellows chart a new course. The cohort includes (top row, l-r) Surbhi Agrawal, Jonathan Bessette, Justin Brazier, Alexander Crease, Ganit Goldstein; (middle row, l-r) Kyle Gordon, Elijah Martin, Mariama N'Diaye, AJ Perez, Pedro Reynolds-Cuéllar; (bottom row, l-r) Francesca Riccio-Ackerman, Jana Saadi, Natha (Bam) Singhasaneh, and Jonathan Zong. More on MIT News.

New online tool connects NYC racial health disparities to transit concerns

new online tool and report card by researchers at MIT's Norman B. Leventhal Center for Advanced Urbanism (LCAU) and New York City-based Transportation Alternatives identifies how the city uses public space and its impact on health disparities. "[This tool] combines analysis with real-world solutions creating a guide for policymakers, advocates, and local residents to take action to achieve spatial equity in their communities,” says Sarah Williams, LCAU's director. News coverage includes CBS News and WNYC's Gothamist.

MIT engineers build a battery-free, wireless underwater camera

The device could help scientists explore unknown regions of the ocean, track pollution, or monitor the effects of climate change. “We are missing data from over 95 percent of the ocean. This technology could help us build more accurate climate models and better understand how climate change impacts the underwater world,” says MIT Media Lab's Fadel Adib.

Rosalind Picard named to MIT Media Lab Executive Committee

Initially formed in 2019 to take on the tasks of creating interim leadership of the MIT Media Lab and managing the search for its next director, the Executive Committee has evolved under Director Dava Newman to help drive the mission, vision, and shared values of the Lab through strategic guidance of Lab operations and activities. In addition, Picard — the founder of the Affective Computing research group — was recently awarded the 2022 “Lombardia è Ricerca” International Prize, awarded by the Italian region of Lombardy. This year's prize recognizes outstanding work in computer science for safety, wellness, and sustainable growth.


MIT appoints Janet Echelman Distinguished Visiting Artist 

Hosted by the MIT Center for Art, Science and Technology, the artist will collaborate with Architecture's Caitlin Mueller, technologist David Feldman, and graduate student Adam Burke to explore and test new opportunities for algorithmic design and engineering simulation. 
This week!

City Science Summit 2022
This year’s event joins international collaborators and thought leaders in urban science, planning, computer science, policy and decision making, social sciences and rapid urbanization. The summit will highlight research from the MIT City Science team, the City Science Network, and the Norman Foster Foundation with the aim of enabling more livable, equitable and resilient communities. Option to join remotely. More information and registration here

Thursday, October 27-Friday, October 28,   MIT Media Lab/75 Amherst St.

For our students
Food security and financial resources

Life as a student can be expensive, and navigating the different resources can be challenging. It doesn’t matter who you are; not being able to access enough food to sustain an active healthy lifestyle or worrying about finances are issues many students face. MIT's Food Security Action Team (FSAT) is here to help. FSAT has developed food access resources for students to be aware of and use. If you are a student who is struggling with finances or accessing enough food, these resources may be helpful.
Around SA+P

October 27  | Department of Architecture Fall 2022 Lectures
"draw love build" with Sauerbruch Hutton with Mark Wigley
In-person and streamed on FacebookInstagram, and Twitter. Register here to attend in-person.
Long Lounge 7-429
6:00 pm (ET)

October 28  | 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.
Daniela Rus and Alexander Amini on "Vista 2.0: An open, data-driven simulator for multimodal sensing and policy learning for autonomous vehicles"
Complete list here. Webcast registration and link here. 
12:00-1:00 pm (ET)

Through October 26  |  "Wojnarowicz in Cambridge"
Photographs by ACT's Kevin McLellan.
Rotch Library Gallery

October 27-28  |  City Science Summit
This year’s event joins international collaborators and thought leaders in urban science, planning, computer science, policy and decision making, social sciences and rapid urbanization. The summit will highlight research from the MIT City Science team, the City Science Network, and the Norman Foster Foundation, with the aim of enabling more livable, equitable, and resilient communities. Option to join remotely. 
For more information and registration, visit here
MIT Media Lab, 75 Amherst St.

Through October  |  "zero.zerozerozerozerozeozerozerozeroone"
Eight works by MIT students exploring three-dimensional artwork.
East Lobby, MIT.nano, Building 12

November 1  | MITdesignX Cohort 2023: Applications open
MITdesignX — the venture accelerator of the School of Architecture and Planning — is now accepting applications for the 2023 cohort. They are looking for innovative ventures and initiatives in the realm of design, cities, and the human environment. For more information, please visit or reach out to

November 7  | City Design and Development/Urbanism/LCAU
Fall 2022 Lecture Series

Emily Talen: The Scale of Urbanism
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)

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 Lists 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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