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MIT MAD Series

The Museum is pleased to host a series of events presented by the MIT Morningside Academy (MIT MAD), an interdisciplinary center and hub for design research, thinking, and entrepreneurship.

Past Sessions

Tomorrow’s Designers, Designing Today

This event will present innovative areas of design action, by showcasing some of the key topics explored by MIT Morningside Academy for Design’s Fellows during the academic year 2023. The event will be a celebration of the capacity of design to deeply improve and transform our relation to the world, through works that seek how we can create better, more sustainable, and more inclusive buildings, public spaces, communities, and digital systems.

We will also present the incoming cohort of Design Fellows, who will join MAD for the 2024 academic year.


Making Sustainable Design, From the Classroom to the World

How can design address different dimensions of sustainability? We will explore this question through three dialogues, ranging from the design of solar-powered vehicles, to the definition of analytical and sensing mechanisms to improve buildings’ thermal performance, to the elaboration of energy-efficient systems to cook. The event will show how sustainable design solutions are possible for every scale and context, and how these solutions can transition from academic experimentation and research to real-world implementation.

This session visualizes the MIT Morningside Academy for Design and MIT’s commitment to finding sustainable design solutions for a planet subjected to multiple environmental and climatic crises. The dialogue will complement the many activities programmed around Earth Day in the Boston area and is presented as part of Boston Design Week.