300 of the world’s best design theses on view at SA+P
June 2, 2011
A major exhibit on view throughout the summer at the School of Architecture + Planning is presenting 300 of the world’s best thesis projects in architecture, urban design and landscape architecture.
Sponsored by Archiprix International, the biennial exhibit is the largest such presentation in the world — more than 1,400 universities were invited to nominate their best graduating students — and offers a rare opportunity for assessing current trends in design education around the world and architecture in general.
Hosted by SA+P’s Platform for Permanent Modernity, a research program in the Department of Architecture, the exhibit opened May 30 as part of a two-week international event that also features intensive six-day workshops for about 100 of the students represented in the show, conducted at MIT by prominent designers from leading architecture schools in the United States.
Also, today, from 2-7 p.m., young top architects will present their vision for Manhattan, at the New Media Lab E14 Penthouse (6th floor). The event is open to the public.