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April 24 - 4:30 PM - 6:30 PM

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Open Design Studio @ MIT

Presented by MIT Morningside Academy of Design

MIT N52 building, 3rd floor. 265 Mass.Avenue, Cambridge, MA 02139 


Come and discover recent cross-disciplinary design initiatives happening at MIT. Open Design Studio @ MIT is a participatory event featuring presentations, conversations, and work examples of a wide range of design labs, centers and startups located in MIT’s N52 building. The participants will show their most recent projects on resilience, environment, sustainability and fabrication, involving design techniques ranging from self-assembly processes to community participation, and operating at scales that go from the human body to the planet..

MIT’s design ecosystem has been continuously growing during the last years, generating a vibrant environment where cross-disciplinary collaboration and advanced design techniques are key to address a multitude of design areas — from fashion to health, from astronautics to ecology. Open Design Studio @ MIT offers a unique opportunity to discover this variety of work and to dialogue with some of the designers behind it. The event will present the work on resilience of the Urban Risk Lab, the Self-Assembly Lab’s explorations on autonomous construction processes, and the many design start-ups that have emerged through MITdesignX. Open Design Studio @ MIT will also show the sustainable and participatory design solutions MIT D-Lab has helped to implement across the world, the fabrication possibilities offered by MIT MAD’s shops, and the work of MIT’s youngest generation of designers as part of the DesignPlus First-Year Learning Community. 


Open Design Studio @ MIT is a collaboration between the MIT Morningside Academy for Design — MIT’s new design hub, home to MITdesignX, Project Manus, and the DesignPlus First-Year Learning Community — the Urban Risk Lab, the Self-Assembly Lab, and MIT D-Lab. 

Responding to this year's theme of Designing for the Future

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