Celebrating enrichment of language, architecture, visual arts, and music when diverse cultures come to know and appreciate one another.
  • Chair: Adèle Naudé Santos, Dean of the MIT School of Architecture and Planning
  • Elliot Bostwick Davis, John Moors Cabot Chair of the Art of the Americas Department at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston (MFA)
    A New World Imagined –Within the context of the new Art of the Americas wing at the MFA, Ms. Davis examines the conceptual, aesthetic, and architectural paradigms for displaying American artwork.
  • Donal Fox, Artist, Music and Theater Arts Section; MLK Visiting Scholar, MIT
    Musical Performance –  Mashups infused with elements of jazz, Latin, and classical music are performed on the piano and accompanied by percussionist Dafnis Prieto and bassist John Lockwood.
  • Walter Hood, Professor, Department of Landscape Architecture and Environmental Planning, University of California
    Urban Landscapes: Difference and Diversity – The environment around us is host to dormant sculptures, bound to their context by clear and definable means. Professor Hood discusses improvisational design strategies that are central to the revelation and celebration of everyday environments and the life that takes place within them.
This is part 1 of a series of  Human Diversity and Social Order Forums.