Making Something From Nothing: Appropriate Technology as Intentionally Disruptive Responsibility

Saturday, September 30, 2017 at 12:00pm to 2:00pm

Samuel Tak Lee Building , 9-255 105 Massachusetts Avenue Cambridge, MA 02139

Community Forum & Lunch

Saturday, September 30, 2017 / 12:00–2:00pm

MIT Building 9-255

Free and open to the public; registration required.


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 the MIT Center for Art, Science & Technology (CAST) and the Department of Urban Studies & Planning (DUSP), hopes to render the global water crisis more tangible as a socio-environmental issue. We invite the community to participate in an interactive presentation and conversation on next steps for interdisciplinary and inter-institutional collaborations. The program will have a special focus on resources for K–12 teachers; for more information, contact

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Conferences/Seminars/Lectures, Workshops/Fairs, Community Event, Performing Arts

Events By Interest

Diversity/Inclusion, Arts/Music/Film, Sustainability

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Public, MIT Community, Students, Alumni, Faculty, Staff

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School of Architecture and Planning (SA+P)


art, Sustainability, ceramics, Social Justice

Department of Urban Studies & Planning
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