García-Abril and his partner, Débora Mesa (pictured far left), live with their children in Brookline, Massachusetts, in a prefabricated home of their own design. Photo: Artemio Fochs Navarro

Stones and Beams

Ensamble Studio’s Antón García-Abril challenges basic notions about how (and where) buildings can be made

Sarah Womble, Omar Ebrahim, and Jesse Darden in Schoenberg in Hollywood, in November 2018 at Boston Lyric Opera. Photo: Liza Voll Photographary/courtesy of BLO.

Composing History

Tod Machover turns to the past—and a fellow composer—for inspiration

Wood was a panelist at 2017 (pictured) and 2018 MIT Media Lab events titled “Beyond the Cradle: Envisioning a New Space Age.” Photo: David Silverman

Down to Earth

How can technologies invented for space advance sustainable development goals?

Puerto Rico’s governor, Ricardo Rosselló ’01, left, visited campus in December to discuss the challenges facing his island with MITEI and the Tata Center’s Robert Stoner. Photo: Justin Knight

Redefining Resilience

MIT experts mobilize to help hurricane-struck islands not only repair, but rebuild for a safer future

West Philadelphia middle school students, 1999. Students working with WPLP have learned to read their landscape as a product of natural forces and social, economic, and political processes. Photo: Anne Whiston Spirn

Greening the Block

Anne Whiston Spirn has made the West Philadelphia Landscape Project a model of urban restoration and community empowerment