Through the spring, MIT is celebrating a momentous milestone—the move a century ago from cramped Back Bay buildings to a new, space campus in Cambridge where the design of the buildings would reflect a philosophy of the Institute—the value of interdisciplinary collaboration and community. The series of events—from symposia to a Crossing Day procession to Moving Day festivities—is titled MIT 2016: Celebrating a Century in Cambridge. And you are invited.
What made the move special? In a short video, A Bold Move, you can see images of the original buildings and the design evolution of the new Bosworth buildings, also called the main group. The building was innovative in several ways—it united the departments with corridors that facilitated a collaborative community and it was the largest concrete building in the world.
Here are a few dates for your calendar:
March 1−September 6
MIT Museum Exhibit: Imagining New Technology: Building MIT in Cambridge
March 30–March 31
Symposium: Designing Places for Inventing the Future: The Campus—Then, Now, Next
April 2, 7:00 p.m.
Arts: Concert celebrating music at MIT
No tickets required
April 7–9 and 14–16, 7:30 p.m.
Arts: Small Infinities, a play by Professor Alan Brody
Tickets available March 7 from Music and Theater Arts
April 12, noon–5:00 p.m.
Symposium: Beyond 2016—MIT’s Frontiers of the Future
Day of Service, part of the Together in Service Program
April 23, 10:00 a.m.–3:00 p.m.
Open House—Under the Dome: Come Explore MIT
Open to the public
Daylong activities include a Crossing the Charles procession, a pageant, and all-community dance parties.
June 4, 9:00 p.m.–midnight
Toast to Tech
Learn more online: MIT 2016: Celebrating a Century in Cambridge.