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Lina Lapelytė, What-happens with a dead fish? 2021. Kunstenfestivaldesarts, Brussels. Courtesy of the artist
Lina Lapelytė, What-happens with a dead fish? 2021. Kunstenfestivaldesarts, Brussels. Courtesy of the artist

September 16, 2021December 6, 2021

Urgent, Critical, and Experimental Explorations Across Art-Culture-Technology

The Fall 2021 programming aims to revisit the foundational parameters of the Art, Culture, and Technology Program, positioning ACT within the context of a changing world and its future challenges. By articulating key thematic avenues and methodological approaches that intersect the work of invited artists and ACT faculty members, we link these inquiries to concerns of other researchers at MIT and beyond. The programming falls into two categories: artist talks and panels.

Artist Talks:

Thursday, September 16
Sanford Biggers
6pm – Virtual Event
In collaboration with MIT Architecture and the Architecture and Urbanism Group

Monday, September 27
Lina Lapelytė
6pm – In Person Event
Attendance limited to MIT Affiliates

Saturday, October 23
Leslie Thornton
In collaboration with the List Visual Arts Center

Monday, November 8
Cameron Rowland
6pm – Virtual Event


Panel Discussions:

Monday, October 25
Contested History & Performative Preservation
A conversation with Morehshin Allahyari, Mark Jarzombek, and Charles Shadle
6pm – Virtual Event

Monday, November 15
Sovereignty and Indigenous Curation
6pm – Virtual Event

Monday, December 6
Art, Science, and Environmental Crises
6pm – Virtual Event

ACT’s Lecture Series draws together artists, scholars, and other cultural practitioners from different disciplines to discuss artistic methodologies and forms of inquiry at the intersection of art, architecture, science, and technology. Each spring and fall semester brings a different thematic focus and the format for each event shifts depending on the visitor(s) and the nature of their presentations and performances.

ACT’s Fall 2021 series is conceived by Azra Aksamija, ACT Director, and coordinated with Marissa Friedman, Marketing and Communications Manager.

This lecture series is made possible with the generous support of The Council for the Arts at MIT (CAMIT)