Mel Chin and Rick Lowe: Artists and Community Planning

Dayna Cunningham, moderator

MIT Visiting Artists Mel Chin and Rick Lowe present individual projects that engage art in planning diverse and lively urban environments. Active in their own communities and in national initiatives, each deploys art to reinvent locations in need of revitalization. Moderated by Dayna Cunningham, Executive Director of the Community Innovators Lab, a center of planning and development within the MIT Department of Urban Studies and Planning, the discussion examines the potential contributions of artists to an urban studies and planning curriculum. Mel Chin's and Rick Lowe's residencies are made possible by the Arts at MIT Visiting Artists Program, and are co-presented by CoLab and the MIT Program in Art, Culture and Technology. The arts at MIT are rooted in experimentation, risk-taking and imaginative problem-solving. Free and open to the public