The increasing deployment of sensors and hand-held electronics in recent years is allowing a new approach to the study of the built environment. The way we describe and understand cities is being radically transformed—alongside the tools we use to design them and affect their physical structure. The contribution from Carlo Ratti will address these issues from a critical point of view through projects by the Senseable City Laboratory, a research initiative at MIT, where Ratti is a professor, and the design office Carlo Ratti Associati.
Generously supported by the Committee on Lectures and Cultural Events, the President’s Office, the Art and Environmental Studies departments, and the Wellesley Botanic Gardens.
Nov 17, 2:30–3:45 PMCrystal Fleming ’04: On the Illegibility of French Antiblackness
The virtual colloquium series Addressing Racism and Anti-Blackness in French and Francophone Studies features eminent scholars examining the role race plays in systems of power and thought in French and Francophone Studies.Event Date:Tuesday, November 17, 2020 -2:30pm to 3:45pm
Oct 7, 2:30–3:45 PMPhilippe Blanchet: Glottophobie: discriminations à prétexte linguistique
The virtual colloquium series Addressing Racism and Anti-Blackness in French and Francophone Studies features eminent scholars examining the role race plays in systems of power and thought in French and Francophone Studies.Event Date:Wednesday, October 7, 2020 -2:30pm to 3:45pm
Oct 21, 1–2:30 PMAdvancing Racial Justice Through Research and Action
Panelists discuss advancing racial justice through their research and action work at the Wellesley Centers for Women and offer ways that participants can take action to advance racial justice in their lives and their communities.Event Date:Wednesday, October 21, 2020 -1:00pm to 2:30pm
Oct 7, 7 PMBlack Lives and Black Votes: Election 2020 and Beyond
Liz Miranda ’02 and Kellie Carter Jackson join Callie Crossley ’73 in a conversation about the evolution of the Black Lives Matter movement and how people of color—especially women—are mobilizing around the election.Event Date:Wednesday, October 7, 2020 - 7:00pm