Design

Design Review: The Stephen A. Schwarzman College of Computing — An Elegant Addition to the MIT Campus

June 13, 2024
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Political attacks aside, MIT’s Schwarzman College of Computing is a contemporary jewel of a building.

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Design Commentary: The Future of Boston’s White Stadium — A Public/Private Gordian Knot

April 3, 2024
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Many in the increasingly vocal community of stakeholders feel strongly that tradition, history, and student sports will be the victims of this apparent corporate/public conflict.

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Visual Arts Feature: Fluxus Artist Nye Ffarrabas Turns 91 — Celebrating “The Friday Book of White Noise”

June 16, 2023
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Nye Ffarrabas and others in Fluxus created intermedia events that pushed the boundaries of prevailing norms in painting, sculpture, poetry, music, architecture, and theater.

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Design Commentary: Department of Play — Creating a New Urban Planning Paradigm

May 27, 2023
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Participatory, small-scale planning is a powerful step forward because it doesn’t pay lip service to cliches about “listening to the community.”

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Visual Art/Design Book Review: “America Goes Modern” — The Triumph of the Beautiful and the Functional

May 17, 2023
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America Goes Modern does splendid justice to the genesis of a miraculous design phenomenon.

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