Olafur Eliasson at MIT for Eugene McDermott AwardThe Council for the Arts at MIT is pleased to announce that artist Olafur Eliasson will be at MIT March 12-14 for the 2014 Eugene McDermott Award in the Arts.
In addition to receiving the $100,000 prize at a gala in his honor, the artist will undertake a residency, interacting with MIT students, faculty, and staff in a range of academic disciplines on campus and presenting three public programs.
Eliasson’s collaboration with MIT focuses upon his art and social business enterprise Little Sun, a portable, solar powered lamp, which he calls “a work of art that works in life." The artist’s activities on campus will center on discussions of sustainable development, community engagement, design, product engineering, and social entrepreneurship in developing economies.
For more information about Olafur Eliasson's residency and associated public programs, please visit: http://arts.mit.edu/mcdermott/