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SA+P FIVE: September 27, 2022
News, announcements, resources, and events from our School community.

Envisioning new financing models to mitigate the crisis in long-term care

Mel King Community Fellows from MIT's Community Innovators Lab meet in Berlin to examine the German elder care model. More on MIT News.

Visualizing migration stories

“Distance Unknown,” an exhibition by MIT’s Civic Data Design Lab, documents the often challenging journeys migrants undertake to gain economic opportunity and food security.


"Contact" in Cleveland

Invited by FRONT International 2022 to produce a project for moCa Cleveland, artist and ACT Professor Renée Green conceived "Contact," a sprawling exhibition occupying all of moCa’s public spaces. A series of public programs will involve workshops and lectures, as well as a cinematic screening series at the Case Western Reserve University Film Society.

Canan Dagdeviren honored with 2022 Faculty Ambassador Award

The RISE (Recognizing Individuals Supporting Equality) Awards are an opportunity to celebrate MIT faculty, staff, and students on their work with diversity, inclusion, and social justice on and off campus. Dagdeviren directs the Conformable Decoders research group at the MIT Media Lab.

Boston Real Estate Times names MIT CRE alum "2022 Person of the Year"

Peter Merrigan MSRED '93 will be honored next week. “In addition to his role at the helm of Taurus Investment, Mr. Merrigan has also devoted his life to charitable and philanthropic causes,” said Upendra Mishra, Boston Real Estate Times publisher.
Special event!

Robert Robinson Taylor:
Building on the Legacy of MIT’s First Black Graduate

Taylor (Class of 1892) was MIT’s first Black graduate, the first accredited Black Architect in the U.S., and a founder of Tuskegee University and its architecture school. This event celebrates the loan of Taylor’s MIT diploma for the inaugural exhibition of the new MIT Museum by Valerie Jarrett, CEO of the Barack Obama Foundation and Taylor’s great-granddaughter. The discussion includes reflections on Taylor’s legacy and new collaborations between Tuskegee and MIT by Professor Mark Jarzombek and Kwesi Daniels, Professor and Head of the Department of Architecture at Tuskegee University.
Friday, September 30 at 4:00 pm                         More information here
Flu season is here
To help protect against the flu, MIT Medical strongly recommends everyone get the flu shot. Active flu strains are different each year, so even if you got a flu shot last year, you still need to get this year's vaccine. All students are required to get a flu shot. MIT Medical will hold flu clinics next week — October 3–7, 8:00 am–4:00 pm — in Walker Memorial. The clinics are free to all MIT ID holders, campus residents, and patients with an MIT Medical primary care provider. More information here.
Chancellor's Innovation Fund: Open now!

Have an idea that celebrates MIT values? Apply to MindHandHeart's MIT Values cycle of the Community Innovation Fund. This fund seeks to leverage the creativity and problem-solving skills of MIT students, staff, and faculty to strengthen the fabric of our community. More information here
Applications open now.  Deadline to apply: October 7.
"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. On view now through January 15. 
Harvard Art Museums, 32 Quincy Street

MIT Library news

Changes to BorrowDirect 

BorrowDirect — the service that allows MIT faculty, students, and staff to borrow materials from twelve partner institutions— is migrating to a new technology platform. Learn more about these changes here.

Around SA+P

September 27  | "The Future of Pristina"
Presentations from Liburn Ali, Kosovo's Minister of Environment, Spatial Planning, and Infrastructure, and Përparim Rama, Mayor of Pristina. Sponsored by the MIT Norman B. Leventhal Center for Advanced Urbanism. 
In-person and online. Register here for webcast.
City Arena (9-255)
12:30 pm (ET)

September 27-28  | "Ballet des Porcelaines"
A creative team led by choreographer and activist Phil Chan and art historian Meredith Martin have reimagined this ballet through a 21st-century lens. MIT faculty Jeffery S. Ravel (History) and Kristel Smentek (Architecture) bring the production to MIT to encourage discussion about the historical origins of inequality and how such inequities may be remedied today.
MIT Theater Building (97)
12:30 pm (ET)

September 29  | Department of Architecture Fall 2022 Lectures
"Designing for the Unknown" with Michelle Kaufmann.
In-person and streamed on FacebookInstagram, and Twitter. Register here to attend in-person.
Long Lounge 7-429
6:00 pm (ET)

September 30  | 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.
Steven Barrett and Bill Green on "Tough to Decarbonize Transportation: MIT Climate Grand Challenge"
Complete list here. Webcast registration and link here. 
12:00-1:00 pm (ET)

September 30  |  Robert Robinson Taylor: Building on the Legacy of MIT’s First Black Graduate
Valerie Jarrett, former senior advisor to President Barack Obama, will participate in a conversation about the life and legacy of her great-grandfather, Robert Robinson Taylor (Class of 1892), MIT’s first Black graduate, the first accredited Black architect in the United States, and a preeminent figure in the founding and development of Tuskegee University.
4:00-5:00 pm (ET)

Through September  |  Reconfiguración
Alejandro Medina (SMACT ’23) presents five new works produced during his first year as a graduate student in the Art, Culture, and Technology program.
MIT Wiesner Student Art Gallery (W20-2nd floor)

October 3  | City Design and Development/Urbanism/LCAU
Fall 2022 Lecture Series

Bruno Moser, Partner, Foster and Partners, London, UK.
On Zoom. More information and registration here.
12:30 pm (ET)

October 3  |  AKPIA@MIT Fall 2022 Lectures
"The Industrial Ephemeral: Labor and Love in Indian Architecture and Construction" with Namita Dharia
Registration required for non-MIT attendees. Seating is limited. More information and registration here.
6:00 pm (ET)

October 3-7  |  MIT Medical Flu Clinic
A quick and easy way to receive your annual flu shot.
Walker Memorial (Building 50)
More information here.

October 6  | Urban Planning Film Series
"Trouble Sleep" is a 2020 short film that immerses the viewer in the rich urban landscape of a contemporary African city, saturated with sounds and movements and where Men dream of another fate. View the film and engage with the director Alain Kassanda. More information here.
7:00 pm (ET)

October 18  |  The Power of Design Forum
The MIT Morningside Academy for Design will celebrate its launch with a day of dynamic presentations by design luminaries and thought leaders. 
More information here.

October 24-26  |  MIT Center for Real Estate Open House 
This event allows prospective students to get an in-depth look at life as an MSRED student.
Information and registration here.

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

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

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

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 

Correction: In the September 20 edition of the SA+P Five, J. Jih’s title was listed incorrectly; they are a lecturer in the Department of Architecture.
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