Mark Yim & Mariana Ibañez

Thursday, November 14, 2019 at 6:00pm to 8:00pm

Building 7, 429
77 MASSACHUSETTS AVE, Cambridge, MA 02139

MIT Department of Architecture
Fall 2019 Lecture Series

6:00 PM
Room 7-429/Long Lounge


Mark Yim is the Asa Whitney Professor of Mechanical Engineering at the University of Pennsylvania and Director of the GRASP lab.  His research group designs and builds small flying robots, and modular self-assembling/self-reconfigurable robots. Recently, his work has followed a theme of simplicity and low cost, including low cost humanoids and grippers.  His other research interests include product design, reactive art and architecture, origami, snake locomotion, and urban search and rescue.  Prior to Penn, he was Principal Scientist at the Palo Alto Research Center (formerly Xerox PARC).  He has started two companies, one robotics and one medical device company.

Mariana Ibañez is an Argentinian architect involved in practice, academia, and research. She is Associate Professor of Architecture at the MIT School of Architecture and Planning, and co-founder of Ibañez Kim. Before joining MIT, Mariana taught at Harvard University Graduate School of Design for eleven years as Assistant and Associate Professor. She is an external examiner for the Architectural Association, and is on the awards jury of the Boston Society of Architects, the MacDowell Colony, and the Rotch foundation.

As an academic and editor, Mariana’s research is in the disciplinary core of architecture and its growing periphery, with a focus on the relationship among technology, culture, and the environment. Her recent publications include Paradigms in Computing by ACTAR D, and Organization or Design, published by a + t.


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