General Information | Public Space? Lost & Found

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Venue

The symposium and exhibition Public Space? Lost & Found will take place in the Media Lab Complex (E14). The symposium will take place on the 6th floor of the Media Lab Complex and the exhibition will be installed in the first floor lobby.

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Address

The Media Lab Complex, E14-633
75 Amherst Street, Cambridge, MA, USA | Map

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Directions

Subway: The Media Lab Complex is one block south of the Kendall Square MBTA stop on the Red Line. Exiting the MBTA stairway, walk away from Kendall Square stop towards the Charles River. Continue walking south on Carleton Street and turn right on Amherst Street. The Media Lab Complex is the large grey steel and glass building on the right side of Amherst Street. Both entrances lead into the Public Space exhibition in the lobby. Registration tables for the symposium are located near the elevator on the 6th floor. Visit www.mbta.com for schedules or download an MBTA app for iPhone or Android.

By car: By car, coming across the Longfellow Bridge or from Memorial Drive, follow signs for Kendall Square. Limited metered parking is available on Ames Street. A parking garage is located at the Cambridge Center complex (entrance on Ames between Main and Broadway) during business hours. After business hours or on weekends it is permitted to park in unattended MIT parking lots.

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Parking

The following public parking facilities are within close proximity to the Wiesner Building (E15); 20 Ames Street. Please call the garage for current rates.

  • 4 Cambridge Center, enter from Ames St. /Broadway, 617-225-0830
  • 5 Cambridge Center, East Garage (Ames St./Broadway), 617-621-3115
  • 7 Cambridge Center, West Garage (Ames St./Galileo Way), 617-621-3115
  • 10 Cambridge Center, North Garage (Binney St. off Broadway), 617-621-3115

Free parking may be available on weekends and after 5 PM on weekdays. The following two parking lots are open, unattended and shared by the Institute. We therefore cannot guarantee availability, but we recommend checking them before proceeding to one of the pay lots.

  • E51 Amherst Street Lot – From Memorial Drive, turn onto Wadsworth Street and take the first left onto Amherst Street. The lot is the first left, at the top of a ramp.
  • Hayward Street Lot – From Memorial Drive, turn onto Wadsworth Street and take the first left onto Amherst Street. Take the first right onto Hayward Street — the lot is located on the left.

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Taxi

Cambridge Taxi: (617) 718-4000
Ambassador Cab & Yellow Cab: 617-492-1100 or 617-547-3000

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Lodging

Due to Easter weekend and the Boston Marathon, lodging is limited in Cambridge for the evenings of April 18 and 19. The following are options that may or may not have availability or high rates.

The Kendall, Bed & Breakfast
350 Main St, Cambridge, MA 02142
617-577-1300

Boston Marriott Cambridge
Two Cambridge Center, 50 Broadway, Cambridge, MA 02142
617-494-6600

Le Méridien Cambridge-MIT
20 Sidney St, Cambridge, MA 02139
617-577-0200

Residence Inn Cambridge
6 Cambridge Center, Cambridge, MA 02142
(800) 331-3131

Harding House Bed & Breakfast
288 Harvard Street Cambridge
617-876-2888

Other options are to use www.priceline.com or www.airbnb.com to search for lodging in the area.

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