Alise Upitis is the Public Art Curator at the MIT List Visual Arts Center. Alise Upitis received her PhD from the MIT department of architecture in 2008, where her research considered how norms and nature were reconceptualized during the Design Methods movement. In 2009-2010, Alise was visiting scholar in the MIT Program in Art, Culture and Technology in the archive of the Center for Advanced Visual Studies, investigating how artists’ practices at MIT have operated as modes of research and knowledge production. Since 2010 she has been public art curator at the MIT List Visual Arts Center. Recent and forthcoming publications are included in the edited volumes Intellectual Birdhouse (Rodopi) and N52: On Art + Research at MIT.