The increasing deployment of sensors and hand-held electronics in recent years is allowing a new approach to the study of the built environment. The way we describe and understand cities is being radically transformed—alongside the tools we use to design them and affect their physical structure. The contribution from Carlo Ratti will address these issues from a critical point of view through projects by the Senseable City Laboratory, a research initiative at MIT, where Ratti is a professor, and the design office Carlo Ratti Associati.
Generously supported by the Committee on Lectures and Cultural Events, the President’s Office, the Art and Environmental Studies departments, and the Wellesley Botanic Gardens.
Apr 10, 5:30 PMInky Fingers: Scholars and Artisans in the Renaissance Printing House
A lecture on the Renaissance printing house; a trading zone where scholars and artisans, authors and business people, men and women worked together in a confined space and each learned from—and complained about—the others.Event Date:Wednesday, April 10, 2019 - 5:30pm
Apr 2Climbing PoeTree: Lunch Workshop and Performance
A lunch workshop and afternoong performance with Climbing PoeTree, the spoken-word duo of award-winning hip-hop activists Alixa Garcia and Naima Penniman.Event Date:Tuesday, April 2, 2019 -12:30pm to 2:00pmEvent Date:Tuesday, April 2, 2019 -4:30pm to 6:00pm
Apr 30, 4:15 PMThe Betsy Wood Knapp ’64 Lecture: The Problem with Race-Based Medicine
Internationally recognized scholar and social justice advocate Dorothy Roberts is a leader in transforming thinking on reproductive health, child welfare, and bioethics. With an introduction by President Paula Johnson.Event Date:Tuesday, April 30, 2019 - 4:15pm
Apr 4, 11:30 AM–12:30 PMArtist Talk Series: In Person with Ann Parker
This series of five talks includes discussions between James Oles and adjunct exhibitors Claudia Joskowicz and Daniela Rivera, and various artists in the exhibition Art_Latin_America: Against the Survey via Skype and in person.Event Date:Thursday, April 4, 2019 -11:30am to 12:30pm