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Art, Science and Social Practice with B. Stephen Carpenter

29 September 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Organized by: MIT DUSP & Arts at MIT
Venue: MIT Building 9-255
105 Massachusetts Avenue

Making Something From Nothing: Appropriate Technology as Intentionally Disruptive Responsibility

Lecture & Performance

Friday, September 29, 2017 / 2:00-4:00pm

MIT Building 9-255

Free and open to the public, registration encouraged


Water scarcity and population growth are intensifying the global water crisis. One response to this is point-of-use ceramic water filters, an approach used in many parts of the world yet still in an early stage of use, deployment and impact. B. Stephen Carpenter, II, Ida Ely Rubin Artist in Residence at MIT Center for Art, Science & Technology (CAST) and Department of Urban Studies & Planning (DUSP), hopes to render the global water crisis more tangible in context as a socio-environmental issue. This lecture and performance offers a rich space in which to consider intersections of art and public pedagogy, artistic production, environmental politics, place-based education, cultural production, socially responsive engineering and social action.