Turnberry Isle Resort, Miami
At MIT, the mission of the Changing Places group is to create technology so appealing that it entices people to live a more sustainable lifestyle. Kent Larson will discuss his group’s work to develop urban interventions that address the challenges of extreme urbanization and our rapidly changing global economic, focusing on three amazing projects currently underway.
Kent Larson directs the Media Lab's Changing Places group. Since 1998, he has also directed the MIT House_n research consortium in the School of Architecture and Planning. His current research is focused on four related areas: responsive urban housing, new urban vehicles, ubiquitous technologies, and living lab experiments. Larson practiced architecture for 15 years in New York City, with work published in Architectural Record, Progressive Architecture, Global Architecture, The New York Times, A+U, and Architectural Digest. His book, Louis I. Kahn: Unbuilt Masterworks was selected as one of the Ten Best Books in Architecture, 2000 by The New York Times Review of Books. Related work was selected by Time magazine as a "Best Design of the Year" project.